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New week, new links! Take a break and check out some articles on entrepreneurship – what it means, what drives it, and how it impacts the world.

Why Entrepreneurship is Important for the Economy

“Entrepreneurs are frequently thought of as national assets to be cultivated, motivated, and remunerated to the greatest possible extent. Great entrepreneurs have the ability to change the way we live and work. If successful, their innovations may improve standards of living, and in addition to creating wealth with entrepreneurial ventures, they also create jobs and contribute to a growing economy.”

10 Tips for Fearlessly Communicating Corporate Values

“Progress is good, especially for people and the planet. But the speed at which businesses are becoming vocal about their values may have the pubic questioning their motives. According to a global study launched in June, 81 percent of consumers said they consider brand trust in their purchasing decisions, but only 34 percent actually trust the brands they buy from. And 53 percent of consumers think brands “trust wash,” or aren’t as committed to the causes as they claim to be.”

Embracing Your Modern Elder: Why the Best Careers are Built with Age and Wisdom

“Wasn’t he too old for this new business world run by plucky young leaders? Not by a longshot. Instead, the experience opened Chip up to an entirely new way of thinking about midlife in the modern age. It also set him on a new journey dedicated to showing others that reaching middle-age doesn’t mean you’ve reached irrelevance.” 

8 Entrepreneurial Milestones that Deserve to be Celebrated

“Entrepreneurship is no easy feat. It takes a lot of courage, passion and skill to build a business from the ground up, and anyone who does this should be proud of their accomplishments. Most importantly, entrepreneurs should keep their eye on the big picture during these moments of achievement: There are always key takeaways or lessons from these successes that can guide you along your journey.”

Social Entrepreneurialism: Selfish or Selfless?

“It takes a depth of caring for our collective humanity to want to start a business that solves one of our ugliest truths. To witness, walk beside, and try to solve the least sexy challenges of our time — be it human poverty or environmental resource depletion — demands an empathy that makes this subset of entrepreneurs quite unique.”