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The Case For And Against College According To Two Cofounders

Will an undergraduate or advanced degree accelerate your entrepreneurial dreams? We explore both sides of the higher-ed debate.<p>There are few debates in the startup world more polarizing than whether aspiring entrepreneurs should pursue higher education like a college degree or MBA.<p>Peter Thiel, the …

Startups

Are Entrepreneurs' Brains Wired Differently?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many practitioners have long claimed that entrepreneurs think more creatively than the rest of us because they are “wired” differently. Recently, academic researchers have begun to take this notion seriously.<p>A research team of …

The Brain

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three? — and compiling extremely long lists, struggling to shorten them, and over-thinking it all, …

5 Monster Management Lessons From Pixar

First-time Pixar feature director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae learned from the best–the company’s founder John Lasseter–and applied what they gleaned to the years-long process of making Monsters University.<p>Pixar is nothing if not consistent. Its films consistently appeal to children and …

How Apple Built Its Design Capability

In the world of industrial design, 46-year-old Jony Ive is a star. He even received a knighthood for his services to “design and enterprise” in 2012. …

Product Design

The Best Education Posts of 2013

• Show and tell<br>• Tap into prior knowledge<br>• Give time to talk<br>• Pre-teach vocabulary<br>• Use visual aids<br>• Pause, ask questions, pause, review<p>Each scaffolding strategy …

Kodak’s Problem Child

How the blue-chip company was bankrupted by one of its own innovations<p>Rochester, New York — The cold hits me as soon as I leave the Amtrak station, …

Do Things that Don't Scale

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>July 2013<p>One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that …

Startups

Home

Failure is an option<p>A Brilliant Failure?<p>A brilliant failure is a well-prepared opportunity with a different outcome than planned and a learning …

Why Social Entrepreneurs Should Pressure-test Their Ideas

<b>Part One:</b> <i>Social entrepreneurs — those who try to tackle major social problems such as poverty and disease while generating revenues — are often</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That

1. Improving Behavior<p>ClassDojo is simple to use. You set up a class, or classes. Each class has avatars assigned for each of your students. Once your …