I know this is not a technology story, but NY Times piece today on entrepreneurialism was good.
The article reads What an entrepreneurial education means depends a lot on the school.
Top-tier business schools like Harvard and M.I.T. emphasize the entrepreneurial mind-set rather than the details of being a small-business owner. The nuts and bolts of keeping a small venture going are left to the community colleges and Small Business Administration programs. And somewhere in between are schools that instill their entrepreneurship programs with a healthy dose of small-business basics.
Students who come to the Sloan School of Management are not looking to be “lifestyle entrepreneurs,” who are small-business owners content to keep their businesses healthy but not necessarily wealthy. “We want them to aim higher,” Mr. Anderson said. About 15 percent of his students have patents in their own names, and while their ventures may start out small, few intend to stay that way.
One reason to separate entrepreneurship from small-business management, Mr. Anderson said, is that founders and managers are often different species. Although he himself founded and ran the Yankee Group for 30 years, he does not see himself as the norm. (full story)
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