Scott Powell

Scott Powell

Scott Powell has enjoyed a career split between theory and practice with over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and rainmaker in several industries. He joined the Discovery Institute after having been a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution for six years and serving as a managing partner at a consulting firm, Remington Rand. His research and writing has resulted in over 100 published articles on economics, business, and regulation in the U.S., Japan, and Europe.

He is the author of the Hoover monograph, The Entrepreneur as the Mainspring of Economic Growth, which explains why the state cannot perform the entrepreneurial function, and he produced an in-depth critique of Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, published in Barron’s Financial and the Hoover Digest.

Scott’s book, Covert Cadre, documented the activities of key figures and institutions of the American left, and was hailed by National Review as one of the most important books of the 1988 election year. The chapter entitled "Blinding America" explains in detail the political and media shenanigans that the left pursued in the 1970s reform and dismantling of the U.S. intelligence agencies. Years later these structural reforms contributed to the systemic failures that led to the 9/11 tragedy. Powell has been called on to provide expert witness analysis and testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Scott Powell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that small businesses have to focus on their “special sauce” of technical support and customized service emphasizing high touch with high tech in order to compete in the 21st century.
Scott Powell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the unnatural and unprecedented advantage companies like Facebook, Google, and especially Amazon have over Main Street small businesses, and what can be done to level the playing field.
Scott Powell joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how the reversal of the Obama era regulatory regime has been one of the key factors behind U.S. GDP achieving over 3% growth, following eight years of barely 2%.