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On Teaching Entrepreneurship

If you look at the entrepreneurship programs at various schools, you can figure out where those programs’ stances are on whether entrepreneurship can be taught.  That’s a post for another day.  Here’s a blogger who thinks its neither taught nor natural, and I really appreciate his position, although I might not agree completely:

Business schools and conferences have institutionalized entrepreneurialism as an avocation like law or medicine when it is more often a streak of temperament, luck and inspiration. Far from a program taught by somebody else, entrepreneurialism has always been for me my only shot at being myself.

via To Steve Or Not To Steve?.

How Do Innovators Think? – HBR Editors’ Blog

Enjoyed this:
How Do Innovators Think? – HBR Editors’ Blog – Harvard Business Review “The first skill is what we call “associating.” It’s a cognitive skill that allows creative people to make connections across seemingly unrelated questions, problems, or ideas. The second skill is questioning — an ability to ask “what if”, “why”, and “why not” questions that challenge the status quo and open up the bigger picture. The third is the ability to closely observe details, particularly the details of people’s behavior. Another skill is the ability to experiment — the people we studied are always trying on new experiences and exploring new worlds. And finally, they are really good at networking with smart people who have little in common with them, but from whom they can learn. ”