entrepreneurshipTop of Mind

Commentary & Insights on Entrepreneurship The Top of Mind blog brings an array of editorial views to current events shaping the world of entrepreneurship. Engage, exchange, and expand your own view of the world!

RSS Feed Link

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Posted by: Thom Ruhe on August 24, 2010 Source: e360 Blog


We posted this weekend about an NPR article, Maybe Entrepreneurship Can be Taught? The article highlighted the results of a new Gallup poll which uncovered that 57% of Chinese and 51% of Americans said their education made them interested in entrepreneurship. Where only 25% of Europeans felt like their education sparked entrepreneurship. The survey displayed a noticeable difference between these areas and their feelings toward entrepreneurial education.

Inspired by the article, Entrepreneurship.org posted the question to our Facebook community asking if entrepreneurship could be taught in school. The post received some great feedback. One fan responded by saying entrepreneurship should be encouraged in school instead of “taught.” Another noted that according to Thomas Stanley’s study, Millionaire Mind, entrepreneurs were formed due to poor academic performance and survival. The fan also noted that the study identified that highly educated individuals tend to work for entrepreneurs forced into business themselves.

How do you feel about this topic? Should entrepreneurship be taught in schools? Should it be a subject graduate and undergraduate students can major in or should it be entwined into every major?


 

Tags:  Entrepreneurship Education, Millionaire Mind, Entrepreneur Education

  • 1
comments powered by Disqus

Twitter Updates

  • RT @KauffmanFS Know Your Business Partner Well. Very, Very Well. http://t.co/Fnpt39uUVW via @Inc
  • Innovate Colorado Springs: An Ode To Joe http://t.co/qsl82JEipE #TopOfMindblog @ThomRuhe
  • Why @WarbyParker created an unconventional work environment based on a set of core values http://t.co/zXP170UAOa via @KauffmanFDN
  • Tax season is over! So let's talk numbers you actually want to look at | 5 Must-Read Articles in Entrepreneurship http://t.co/VhrjxtNBxQ
  • After a week of innovative events, we give a shout out to 1 man who's believed in Colorado Springs from the beginning http://t.co/cJQ16kOoOy

Email Newsletters

Want to be up-to-date with the latest news and updates from Entrepreneurship.org? To subscribe, just give us your email address below; you'll choose which e-newsletters you'd like to receive on the next screen.