From the Good Ideas File: 4 Hard Earned Lessons about Entrepreneurship (finally)

We've developed a problematic habit over the past couple of years: as we go through this economic sea change, and as many of our old ways of improving local economies lose whatever effectiveness they used to have, we keep grasping at straws, trying to find some new hidden lever on the economy machine that we …

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From the Good Ideas file: the unintended consequences of Eds and Meds

Could 'eds and meds' be a liability for some cities? Via @AtlanticCities:  http://t.co/CUvb10i2Od  For me, this was the particularly interesting part -- chalk it up to the risks of unintended consequences and counting on magic bullets to solve everthing for us: Eds and meds employment levels were uniformly negatively associated with nearly every single important …

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