Entrepreneur

Can a business school really teach you how to make it as an entrepreneur? There was a time when being in a rock band was the ultimate in campus cool. Now it seems that once again being in a startup gives you instant cool, and business schools have a chance to unleash the entrepreneurial dreams of a generation.

Getting Science 'Geeks' into the Corner Office

Getting Science ‘Geeks’ into the Corner Office

What often stops scientists and techies from achieving their full potential is an inability to turn a brilliant invention into a money-making enterprise. So what are business schools doing to address this challenge? Think of the most high-profile entrepreneurs of recent years, people who have not just created hugely successful businesses ...

Bob Bruner - Dean of the Darden Business School

Bob Bruner, Dean of the Darden School of Business

Bob Bruner is dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.A faculty member since 1982 and winner of leading teaching awards, he teaches and conducts research in finance and management. Bruner is one of the world’s few blogging business school deans. He comments on life, business ...

Encouraging Growth - WEF

Encouraging Growth

As the financial sector, multinationals and politicians don’t seem to inspire much confidence, could it be time to look instead to another group of potential rescuers: the world’s entrepreneurs? It is impossible to read a newspaper or watch TV any more without getting the impression that the whole world is going ...

Incubating Dragons

Incubating Dragons

Dragons in Ireland, lions in Finland, tigers in Japan, sharks in Israel and the USA. From humble beginnings in the UK, the ‘Dragons’ Den’ TV show, where entrepreneurs make the pitch from hell to wealthy potential investors, has spread around the world. Even Russia has fallen under its spell prompting ...

Teaching Entrepreneurship- Nature or Nurture?

Teaching Entrepreneurship: Nature or Nurture?

Do entrepreneurs really need a business-school education? Among the thousands of business schools now operating around the world you would be hard-pressed to find one that doesn’t believe it can teach the skills of entrepreneurship. However, of the people who immediately spring to mind when one thinks of entrepreneurs—Bill Gates, Richard ...

Startups for Upstarts

Startups for Upstarts

Business schools have a chance to unleash the entrepreneurial dreams of a generation—they should jump at it. There was a time when being in a rock band was the ultimate in campus cool. Now it seems that once again being in a startup gives you instant cool, particularly for the business ...

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