While interest in starting a business is a growing area of interest for many, all students increasingly need to learn to create value in environments of uncertainty and limited resources regardless of their career path; they need to learn skills typically associated with an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur can be characterized by; being the founder of a classic for profit start-up; an entrepreneurial employee within an existing organization (intra-preneurship); or, the founder of a social innovation or social enterprise. Educators need to increasingly create learning experiences to help students learn to work within these uncertain and resource constrained environments, which provide unique circumstances that require innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to problem solving and opportunity identification not always seen in larger, more established organizations where much of our current content and curriculum is focused.
Vision for 2020: expose all students to entrepreneurial practices that can be applied in any career, across a diverse range of organizations from start-ups, the government to NGO’s and beyond.
Talk to me about your plans to implement entrepreneurial thinking into your curriculum, or ask me how we are doing it.
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