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Entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary curates a reading list about things related to entrepreneurship and business every week.
1. Sprint chairman raises eyebrows with latest comment — Kansas City Star
Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son recently made a comment about his newly acquired telecom giant Sprint, where he describes the company as “daimyo.” Daimyo is a japanese term describing a warlord who was powerful on his land, but had little influence anywhere else. Son called Sprint the daimyo of Kansas and said that is “not enough.”
2. KC Businessman wins Missouri small business award from Small Business Administration — Kansas City Business Journal
A KC businessman has been awarded the State of Missouri Small Business Person of The Year from the Small Business Administration. Nilson Goes, the COO for Infinite Energy Construction Inc., will officially receive his honor mid-May in Washington D.C. Goes is one of 53 winners of this year’s honor. One of the winners will also be named the 2014 Small Business Person of The Year.
3. Gambling coming soon to KCI — Kansas City Business Journal
Officials from the Kansas City Aviation Department have confirmed that, pending a final approval, Kansas City International Airport will begin selling lottery tickets, as well as running keno games inside the terminals. The final agreement is expected to be signed next week.
4. UMKC students win hemisphere-wide investment research competition, head to Singapore — Kansas City Star
A trio of UMKC students have won the Americas regional competition in the eighth CFA Institute Research Challenge. The investment research competition put the trio against teams from 350 business schools and universities. The UMKC team will travel to Singapore next month to compete against the Asia-Pacific and the Europe-Middle East-Africa regions.
5. Cracking the code: the state of computer science education in metro high schools — The Hale Center For Journalism
Computer science is a growing field, but most high schools do not offer programs that teach students how to write code. Entrepreneurship reporter Kyle Geary visited high schools on both sides of the state line to find out how important computer science is and how it is being taught.