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Can Entrepreneurship be Taught in Graduate Schools?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 26, 2012

If you’re reading this, chances are that you want to be the next Mark Zuckerburg, Andrew Mason or Jack Dorsey. You’re not alone. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over 550,000 new small businesses are created every year in America. Business schools (including Richard Ivey School of Business that I attend) are trying to capitalize on this trend by including entrepreneurship streams in their curriculum. But this brings…

4 Reasons to Go to Grad School: An Addendum

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 20, 2012

I previously laid out (part one, part two, part three) why I chose to start a business rather than go to graduate school. Here are reasons why you might still choose grad school. Even though I made the decision to starting a business rather than pursue graduate school, there are still solid reasons to go and get that degree. Education has, time and time again, shown proven payoffs.…

Why I Chose Starting a Business Over Grad School: Part 3

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 13, 2012

This part three of a three part series where I discuss the reasoning why I chose to start a business rather than pursue graduate school. Read part one here and part two here. I had sixteen years of quality schooling. I went to a great public school and a great four-year university. This is not something that I would take back, and I’m fortunate for the opportunity. But…

Why I Chose Starting a Business Over Grad School: Part 2

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 7, 2012

This is part two of a three part series where I discuss the reasoning why I chose to start a business rather than pursue graduate school. You can read part one here. In 2008 a colleague recommended a book to me: Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath. A self-improvement book? Pssht…I was a mature college grad. Self-improvement books were for people who didn’t know anything. I…

Why I Chose Starting a Business Over Grad School: Part 1

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 1, 2012

This part one of a three part series where I discuss the reasoning why I chose to start a business rather than pursue graduate school. I graduated high school and went to college, getting a degree in economics and mathematics. I’m not a radical and I hate risk. So why in the world would I start a business when my friends were going to graduate school? I’ve always…

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