Session 3: Creativity and Innovation

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Summary: Every entrepreneur faces endless challenges along the way. These problems never have one right answer, and often they have never been solved before. The only way for an entrepreneur to succeed is to view each challenge as an opportunity for a creative solution. The best entrepreneurs seek out challenges. The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity! In this class, we will focus on stirring up your creative juices so that you can tackle the challenges ahead. You will be given several interactive projects that have no right answer. You will be encouraged to work creatively with your classmates, to stretch your imagination, and to take some risks.

The waitlist for admission to the course will be cleared at the beginning of class today, if necessary. Students notified and confirmed for admission since the first session must be in attendance or a person from the waitlist will replace them.

Quotes of the Day
  • "Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage." Victor Kiam
  • "Creativity requires breaking established patterns in order to look at thinks in a different way." Edward de Bono
  • "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams
Guest: Tina Seelig, Stanford University

Required Readings (Policy on Required Readings)
Study Questions (Policy on Study Questions)
  • When have you felt most creative?
  • What are your obstacles to being creative?