19: Personal Business Plans

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Summary:  This session allows students to share highlights from their Personal Business Plans (PBP) and how entrepreneurship and innovation could play a role in their personal and career paths.

Quotes of the Day:
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” Abraham Lincoln

Required Readings (Policy on Required Readings)Study Questions (Policy on Study Questions)

1. What are one or two particularly meaningful highlights of your Personal Business Plan? Please be prepared to share in class.

2. Do you need to get an MBA in order to be a successful entrepreneur and innovator? Why or why not? What is the potential value and relevance of a coterm (coterminal masters degree) to augment your bachelors degree? Which additional courses at Stanford could be interesting to consider?

3. Skim these sites for how to learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation at Stanford in coming year(s):

Online Assignment (Policy on Online Assignments)

Please submit your Personal Business Plan assignment via email to the teaching team before class starts. See the Personal Business Plan page for more details. This is an individual exercise and is required.