The Morning Briefing: Entrepreneurs

Summary:"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about entrepreneurship.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about entrepreneurship.

1.) Meet the tireless entrepreneur who squatted at AOL. For two months last fall, Eric Simons secretly took up residence inside the Internet giant's Palo Alto, Calif., campus, eating free food, enjoying gym access, and building a startup in the process.

2.) Entrepreneur's visa for highly skilled proposed by senators. Senators proposed easing visa limits for highly skilled immigrants and foreign graduates with an entrepreneur's visa.

3.) Move over entrepreneurs, here come the intrapreneurs. In the wake of Facebook‘s IPO, and despite where the stock goes from here, one thing is clear: Entrepreneurs -- especially successful ones -- are the new rock stars of business culture.

4.) What makes entrepreneurs successful?

5.) An entrepreneur bankrolls a genetically engineered salmon. If Americans ever eat genetically engineered fast-growing salmon, it might be because of a Soviet biologist turned oligarch turned government minister turned fish farming entrepreneur.

Image credit: Allen Sima

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Topics: Innovation

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Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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