How the American Free Enterprise System Creates Jobs and Prosperity

Lesson 1 – A Historical Perspective

How the American Free Enterprise System Creates Jobs and Prosperityis a nine lesson (with Prologue) mini-course of study designed to provide students with a big picture understanding about how the American free enterprise system works and the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of the global economy. 

This course is offered by Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio, which is 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission of promoting entrepreneurial, economic, business, and scientific literacy of students.

© - 2016 John Klipfell/Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio

About The Presenter:
Mr. John Klipfell, Executive Director, Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio

Mr. Klipfell is a non-practicing CPA, retired American Greetings Corporation Senior Executive and Internal Entrepreneur, small business owner and entrepreneur, former non-profit organization executive director and entrepreneur. He is currently Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio Executive Director and Co-Director of the Believe in Ohio program.

During his twenty-five year career at American Greetings, Mr. Klipfell held a number of executive positions in accounting, international operations, general management, marketing and as an internal entrepreneur. In this later capacity, he was responsible for developing American Greetings' CreataCard kiosk business, consumer software business, and Internet marketing business. At the time of his retirement in 2000, he was President and CEO of AmericanGreetings.com.

Since his retirement from the corporate world, Mr. Klipfell has been involved in a number of commercial and philanthropic entrepreneurial initiatives, including development of a family-owned business, several programs to help the needy, and the development of the Believe in Ohio program. Mr. Klipfell has a keen interest and awareness of the global economy, having lived and worked overseas, as well as having visited more than one hundred countries. Mr. Klipfell has a bachelor's degree in business from Bowling Green State University, where he has been recognized by the University and its Alumni Board of Trustees as an Accomplished Graduate of the College of Business Administration.