Stadium Economics

Last summer, I was lucky enough to be at the opening game of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium: the Levi’s Stadium. The game was an MLS (Major League Soccer) game with the San Jose Earthquakes hosting the Seattle Sounders. The 49ers wanted to christen the stadium with a non-NFL game. It wasn’t a sellout but they did fill 50,000 seats out of about […]

Business Plans Should Move to the Back Seat

Entrepreneurship, at least from the perspective of teaching and competitions, is all about business plans. This, however, is the wrong focus. New ventures, whether a new startup or a new idea in an established company, are about discovery. The more an entrepreneur wants to build a new market or change the parameters of an existing […]