Living Life Like a Start-up: Learning Entrepreneurship at the Margins of Society


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Arthur Brooks
Douglas Elmendorf
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy

Arthur Brooks
President, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise, AEI
Leah Wright Rigueur (Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Welcome by
Douglas Elmendorf
Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, spoke at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on entrepreneurship and creative solutions that work at the margins of society. After delivering an address, Brooks was joined onstage by moderator Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. The panelists expanded upon the work of AEI and Brooks that explore the origins of "living life like a startup," and also took questions from the audience on the future of the American labor force, the effect of class on social innovation, and psychological determinants of entrepreneurs.