On Teaching Entrepreneurship

“…being an entrepreneur is not a personality characteristic, it is a learned skill…An entrepreneur doesn’t seek risk; he or she tries to minimize risk…it’s actually about managing uncertainty. What is teachable is how, given your character, you can live in an entrepreneurial way–as opposed to changing your character.”

–Prof. P. W. Marshall. Entrepreneurship: It Can Be Taught.
Harvard Business School New Business. Winter 2002.

 

“We don’t urge our students to ‘just do it.’ We spend a lot of time telling them to get to know an industry, get to be known in an industry, develop your skills, develop your contact base.”

–Prof. H. Stevenson. Entrepreneurship: It Can Be Taught.
Harvard Business School New Business. Winter 2002.

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