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  • The 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research goes to Hernando de Soto

    The 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research goes to Hernando de Soto

    The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the most prominent international award in entrepreneurship research with a price sum of EUR 100,000. De Soto’s analyses have had tremendous influence on policy throughout the world and were a main source of inspiration for the World Bank’s Doing Business program. Read More
  • 2017 Award Winner

    2017 Award Winner

    Hernando de Soto Peru  Institute for Liberty and Democracy For developing a new understanding of the institutions that underpin the informal economy as well as the role of property rights and entrepreneurship in converting the informal economy into the formal sector.   Read More
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 I certainly picked the brains of everyone who would tolerate me and the topics were broad. Everything from encoding personal identity  and property rights into the blockchain to making elections transparent. Hernando de Soto was a standout. His book The Mystery of  Capital was most talked about. Bill Tai loaned me his copy to read on the beach while I was there.

 GH: You’ve been a massive proponent of transparency – going so far as to post your royalty statements. Why do you do this, and what  impact has it had?

ZK: I think because I am outside the music industry, much of the way it operates seems absurd to me, so I talk about it. I just always want to make things better and I don’t know if I’ve had any impact, but I do it because I just feel obligated to help.I just believe in transparency in everything and I’ve put my career outside the mainstream so that I can operate on my own terms. I’ve managed to avoid working with record labels for my entire career.


Read the entire interview at Hypebot.com


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