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10 Ways Universities Can Improve Entrepreneurship Education

Nowadays, global business changes at such a stunning pace, entry-level professionals barely have time to acclimate themselves to a new company, a new competitive environment, or new operational requirements. The challenges faced by young workers include lack of experience, a complex corporate …

Entrepreneurship Requires Practice: The Practice Of Play

Welcome back to our mini blog series, Entrepreneurship Requires Practice, teaching how to be entrepreneurial through a set of organizational practices based on actually doing something. My colleague (and occasional golf buddy), Heidi Neck, started us off by laying out the five core practices for …

Education Needs to Factor In Entrepreneurship

Nearly every debate about the “value” of a college degree is based on two questions: “Is college worth it?” and “Does someone with a degree earn more than someone without one?” Both of these questions come up year after year as headline fodder despite the fact that at a macro level, the answer to …

Starting a business

Going to business school is no longer just about getting on in big business, but about starting a business of your own.<p>Just under a third of …

Dean, businessman and social entrepreneur

Business school deans are well versed in preaching the virtues of teaching entrepreneurship. Peter Tufano, dean of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, has …

The bitter truth about entrepreneurial success

If you have taken a class in entrepreneurship recently from the top business schools of the world, chances are that many of the lessons taught were …

Lights, camera, action... case study

Robert Austin, professor at Copenhagen Business School, has just completed a grand experiment: a masters-level leadership course built around a …

Time to put the entrepreneurship record straight

I am uncomfortable with the current idea of social entrepreneurship — the notion of good samaritans, ie social entrepreneurs and bad capitalists, ie …

The class project that hit the marketing spot

If there were a handbook for MBA students on how to find your future co-founder at business school, Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah — the …

The future of online learning

<i>In the first of an occasional series featuring two experts debating a hot topic for students, Anant Agarwal and Chip Paucek, chief executives of</i> …

Women in Business — Maria Eugenia Giron

Maria Eugenia Giron is executive director of the IE Business School Premium and Prestige Business Observatory. Sponsored by Mastercard, the …

Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop

Walk into a college lecture these days and you'll see legions of students sitting behind glowing screens, pecking away at keyboards.<p>Presumably, they're using the computers to take notes, so they better remember the course material. But new research shows that if learning is their goal, using a …

How Positivity Drives Productivity

Lily Tomlin said, "Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain," and much of man's complaining happens in the workplace. Whether we gripe to co-workers occasionally or non-stop, we generally think of our complaining as a harmless outlet for frustration. Yet recent research …

Happiness

20: Growing your business: How long it really takes

Have you ever stopped to think about how long growing your business really takes? The endurance, the nurturing and the patience required to <i>really</i> …

The Simple Truth People Forget When Trying to Grow a Business - Copyblogger

You want to grow your business, right?<p>You want downloads of your app, people buying your products, readers on your blog, and evangelists on social …

What inspired you to start a social enterprise?

Leaders from across the sector tell us why they decided to set up their social business

How I went from struggling unpaid intern to trailblazing social changer

<b>My big idea</b><p>I'd just turned 22 when I set up The Settlement. I'd had first hand experience of the difficulties that young graduates face in terms of balancing career ambitions against the costs of living in London. The idea was to open a guest house within a vacant property to accommodate people …

How co-operatives and social enterprises are changing the future of woodland

Rain is hammering down in North Dean Wood, one of the biggest areas of woodland in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. It's filled with birdsong and, where a small area of birch and oak has recently been coppiced, a swathe of bluebells is blooming under the newly opened woodland canopy.<p>"When you cut down …

Charities and social enterprises: invest responsibly or lose public trust

It will be forever known as the Bannatyne Moment. In December 2013 the BBC's Panorama looked at investments in the charity sector. Comic Relief was among a small number of big charities which invested its reserves in funds linked to alcohol, arms and tobacco. One of the most memorable scenes saw …

Sustainability

My mental health magazine and the sadness of closing a social enterprise

If you're all about the money, making the decision to end a project that hasn't paid its way is a relief. Finally: no more sleepless nights trying to make the balance sheet add up, no more time explaining the gap between your aspiration and you achievement. But if your motivations are social rather …

30 year study shows social ventures more likely to survive than PLCs

There is a lazy but persistent myth that social enterprises should be viewed with suspicion as deliverers of public services or vehicles for new investment because they are inherently unstable, and risky and on the verge of bankruptcy.<p>Just how pervasive this myth is was brought home to me when I …

Social enterprise to Africapitalism: do the alternatives to capitalism work?

In a recent blog for the Guardian, development economist Ha-Joon chang stated "we are seeing the beginning of the end of the neoliberal approach to development", suggesting we are on the edge of an entirely new chapter in development economics. Could alternatives such as Africapitalism, …

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Start-up success: six lessons for aspiring social entrepreneurs

While it may sound poetic, Enabling Enterprise was not born in a flash of inspiration. Rather it emerged from my desperate attempts as a naïve new business studies teacher to engage a class of challenging 14 and 15-year-olds.<p>Through my time spent with this class I became increasingly aware that …

How to guarantee social media success for your charity – live Q&A

Social media use has exploded in recent years. While the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram might be overflowing with trivia, they can also be a rich resource for charities to tap into in order to raise funds and generate awareness.<p>We are hosting a live debate on how charities can best use …

What social nonprofits can teach the corporate world

The City of Oakland was struggling to respond to requests for public records. Without an effective tracking system, staff duplicated work, and slow …

3 Surprisingly Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Build Better Habits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building good habits can be difficult.<p>That’s especially true if you want to stick with them for the long-term. Thankfully, there are a few simple strategies that you can use to build better habits and break bad ones.<p>I’m not going to …

Franchise Players: From Selling Clothes Out of a Basement to Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players</i> <i>is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>When Anitra Mitchell and Charlotte Parris opened up a …