Archive for January, 2011

Startup School

January 27th, 2011

I had the opportunity to listen to Steve Blank’s Why Accountants Don’t Run Start-ups in person this past week while he was in town judging the finals of a Business Model Innovation Competition. He had added to it by incorporating specifics from Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Generation book including the Business Model Canvas that I referenced in an earlier post called The Innovation of Change.

Before Steve’s presentation, a former student, echoed his call for a change to the education of entrepreneurs in business schools and of course pointed to the customer development methodology as one of the keys to doing this. I’ve wonder what other methods or tools are out there for teaching people to be successful entrepreneurs. As part of a research project I’m assisting with I’ve had the chance to peruse government sites aimed at accomplishing just that and haven’t been too impressed. If anyone has experienced or heard of “good” methods or tools please leave them in the comments.

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