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March 13, 2023 - Issue #84

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Editor's Pick

Jon Eckhardt

The Startup Owner's Manual

Steve Blank is a former entrepreneur and teacher who invests in startups; Bob Dorf has a background in venture capital. Their book helps entrepreneurs follow a process that will reduce their risks of over-investing in ideas too quickly, and likely improves the odds that entrepreneurs are on the right path by discovering a way to meet the needs of an unknown body of customers in a way that's repeatable. The book’s processes for entrepreneurs are very similar to the scientific process that scholars use to discover make new inventions and new academic discoveries. The book is a must-read for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Blank, Steve, and Bob Dorf. 2012. The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company. K&S Ranch, Inc.

Startups are Booming in Japan

In Japan, more young people are starting their own businesses rather than working for others, and more investors are willing to fund them.

Bridging Research and Practice

Watch Professor Jane Bartunek's talk on integrating research and practice in business (Boston College, link to faculty page:

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Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

Supported by the Richard M Schulze Family Foundation