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I had the opportunity to chat with Steve Blank about the Business Model Canvas and his Stanford class. I suggested that there is much work to be accomplished even before embarking on the Lean Launchpad Class. When I taught at the University of Southern California (USC), the cornerstone class before the Business Plan class was [...]Read full story.
We recently launched our Mentor program at the Oregon State University OSU Advantage Accelerator. In developing the program, I began to think about the attributes and workings of an effective mentor and a good protégé. Effective mentors get off to a good start. They set good ground rules and hold them right from the beginning. [...]Read full story.
25 Rules for Pitchers At some point in time, every entrepreneur needs to pitch his or her business. Rather than focusing on a specific pitch to a niche industry, these notes concentrate on the general aspect of pitching to potential investors. There is less focus on the content of the pitch and more on the [...]Read full story.
A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. I have a confession: I used to quickly become frustrated whenever I tried something new and I...
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Much has been written about social entrepreneurship; ventures in which an explicit goal is the betterment of society. However, far less attention has been applied...Read full story.
A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Note: This is Part III of a series exploring the power of mentorships. Access Part I HERE and...
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