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We asked our readers for the names of people currently and in history they would consider exemplary risk-takers. Following are thumbnail biographies of the submissions, plus a few others we added in to round out the list.
We asked our readers to respond to the American ideal that anyone can pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. Here's what they had to say.
Dr. Christopher Emdin
Dr. Christopher Emdin calls on educators of color to examine their essential role to impact the lives of students of color who are challenged to succeed in an education system not meant for them.
Entrepreneurship is often heralded as important to the economy because of its job creation effects. These jobs come from new employer businesses, a small but important subset of entrepreneurial activity in the United States.