What does it mean to be uncommon?
What is the measure of success?
Can we rethink groupthink?
Can America turn its back on immigrants?
Is the middle the new edge?
Do we have the courage to collaborate?
Who is Generation A?
Is post-industrial America ready to punch back?

Kauffman Currents

Stories and insights that underscore the essential role of education and entrepreneurship in empowering all people to shape their futures, create vibrant communities, and grow an inclusive economy.

Jenny Poon, founder of CO+HOOTS

Speaking out on the debt dilemma

Jenny Poon has a unique perspective on student debt, as the child of immigrant parents who had to bootstrap her way to success through the American system.

Readers' Response, the Risk Optimistic

Eight readers share their stories of taking risks

Eight readers share their risk-filled journeys, including business startups, a spontaneous COO resignation, and a single-mom pursuing a bachelor's degree.

The endangered legacy of the American risk-taker

The endangered legacy of the American risk-taker

To fulfill the promise of the American Dream, we must be a country fueled by people willing, and able, to take the calculated risk. We asked those who live and work on risk’s front lines to check the pulse of risk in America.

The Risk Optimistic

A letter from the editors: Believe in risk

The Risk Optimistic explores the value of risk, the opportunity of risk, and the belief that taking a chance is worth it.

"You're doing something in a way that's never been done before for people that have never been included in the process. That's power. You are the evolution. The revolution."

— Dell Gines, senior community development advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Takeaways from the ESHIP Summit 2019
Our Founder

Ewing Marion Kauffman believed every person has the opportunity to be uncommon and take risks to achieve success.

Learn more about Ewing Kauffman's life and legacy