Rick Goossen

Rick is a lover of Web 2.0 and author of e-Preneur: From Wall Street to Wiki and Entrepreneurial Excellence: Profit from the Best Ideas of the Experts.  He has focused on entrepreneurial strategy, finance and growth for over 20 years as a serial new venture founder, a strategic advisor to high-growth companies, a lawyer, a researcher, an author, an educator, and a professional public speaker.

He is the CEO of MakeGood and M & A Capital Corp., a boutique investment banking firm, and he is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship. He has written four books, edited four books, and written approximately 150 articles for diverse publications throughout the world, from leading academic journals to trade magazines and newspapers. 

Rick’s education includes the following: a PhD in entrepreneurship education from the Centre for Higher Education Research, Middlesex University, London, UK; a Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Columbia University, New York City; a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from McGill University, Montreal; and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (Hons.) (First Class) from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

Articles by Rick Goossen

Malcolm Gladwell on Innovation & Limitation
Three Perspectives on Doing Good Online: Kiva, GlobalGiving & MYC4
Globalgiving: The Challenges of Online Giving
Kiva and Online Micro-Finance
Reporting from the Skoll World Forum
Ways to Leave a Smaller Footprint
Giving & Generousity: From Why to How
The Four Benefits of Tele-Collaboration
Twitter: Micro-Thinking?
Social Responsibility: Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reasons?
Crowd Power & Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility without Social Networks isn't responsible
Social Responsibility the United Way
Getting Financed in Today's Environment
Do Good – Don't Talk Good: Ten Steps for Starting a Social Responsibility Program
Social Responsibility is doomed if smaller companies aren't on board
Social Responsibility 2.0 - From Why? to How? to Better?
Social Responsibility 2.0 - Cisco & Doing Well by Doing Good
Cisco, Collaboration & Innovation
Giving 2.0: Peer-to-Peer Philanthropy
Giving 2.0: Being Generous in a Web 2.0 World
Social Responsibility 2.0 & Entrepreneurial Leadership
Bill Clinton & Jimmy Carter: Presidential Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility 2.0: Do Good Online & Make Money
Tim O'Reilly, Web 2.0 Guru, on harnessing Collective Intelligence
Stanford Guru on Demystifying Entrepreneurship
Web 2.0 & Crowdsourcing: From Sideshow to the Big Tent?
Lessons From Cambrian House, A Crowdsourcing Pioneer
Blog Day 2008 - Crowdsourcing edition
Oxford Study Concludes it’s “The Wisdom in the Management of the Crowds”
A Web 2.0 Perspective from Cambridge and the Silicon Fen
NowPublic & Crowd Powered Media
Fluevog Shoes & The Crowdsourced Shoe