Unlocking the Enterpriser Inside!: A Book of Why, what and How!

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World Scientific, 2011 - Business & Economics - 156 pages
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"This book is based on a highly successful joint project between the University of Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), under the auspices of the Cambridge-MIT Institute. The project brings together communities of highly diverseindividuals to share and learn how to be enterprising. It has run 17 times with the positive outcomes of not only training more enterprising individuals, but also building capacity in universities. The unique feature of this book is how it covers learning in enterprising skills, while at the same time builds capacity in such a way that the alumni themselves can take what they have learned for the benefit of others. Through this book, the authors intend to share what they have learnt and to transmit theirpassion for this program to others for personal development. Hopefully, others will then repeat this positive experience and make a difference to their respective institutions and communities"--Jacket.

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The book is unique because of its emphasis on the 'how' part of teaching entrepreneurship. The book, based on the very successful Cambridge-MIT model helps one develop a programme for its replication or easy adaptation in anyone's context. Most books on entrepreneurship talk about entrepreneurship, leaving educators with little idea about the process involved in offering an exciting and highly practical course. This book fills that gap. The authors, who have been championing the Cambridge-MIT initiative have brought their accumulated experience through this book.  


Chapter 1 Entrepreneurship is Becoming a Social Movement
Chapter 2 A Helicopter View of Entrepreneurship
Chapter 3 Entrepreneurship Education is Not Just Strategy Made Simple
Chapter 4 Bringing it All Together
Chapter 5 Enterprisers A Bold Experiment
Chapter 6 Facilitators Facilitation and the Administrative Team
A Look at Findings about SelfEfficacy
Chapter 8 Cases and Speechless Moments

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About the author (2011)

Shailendra Vyakarnam is the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School. He has designed a portfolio of courses to provide education "for" entrepreneurship, aimed at postgraduates and nascent entrepreneurs. His expertise is in blending soft skills with business know how and building communities and networks of entrepreneurs. He has consulted and advised policy makers and educators across several countries.
Neal Hartman's teaching of management communication and intercultural communication emphasizes working in teams, conflict and conflict resolution, leadership, and cross-cultural communication. He has lectured on crosscultural, leadership, and organizational communication issues and has taught in the International MBA Programs at Tsinghua, Fudan, and Zhongshan (Lingnan College) Universities in China. Hartman also serves as co-lead facilitator for Enterprisers, which was part of the Cambridge-MIT Initiative, working with students from MIT Sloan, Cambridge University and other European universities to develop entrepreneurial skills.

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