Speech commemorating the launch of the exhibition ‘Alfred Deakin: The Man’ at the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library in Geelong, Victoria, August 10, 2011. This is part of the author’s focus on entrepreneurship, climate change, sustainability, and the biosphere.


A Rising TIDE Lifts All Boats:
The Making of an American
Entrepreneurial University
Inspired by the Model of the Monterrey Institute of Technology
Resumen

Este artículo se trata de la educación emprendedora. Este estudio de caso describe lo que sucedió cuando se implementó la pedagogía del emprendimiento del Tecnológico de Monterrey en una universidad regional estadounidense. El documento se centra en cómo un nuevo plan de estudios inspirado en el ITESM puede impactar la historia y el contexto de la institución del caso estadounidense, explora las ramificaciones teóricas desde el punto de vista pedagógico, y concluye con una discusión de…


Abrochen sus cinturones. Estás en una montaña rusa. Este libro comienza con una información alarmante y usted puede preguntarse lo que significa para los emprendedores.

Vamos a empezar por mirar uno de las montañas rusas de estados unidos creadas por empresarios, Carl Miler y su brillante idea que le hizo millones — la montaña rusa de portátil. Relató:

El mercado de montañas rusas es una empresa financiera bastante aventurada; Supongo que la cosa es un fracaso, ¿qué haces con él? El secreto es salir con una buena plataforma plegable que es tan emocionante como cualquier te has montado alguna vez…


There is narrowing scope for entrepreneurial action as the biophysical and socio-economic stressors reduce Earth’s resilience and our collective capacity to help the planet recover. We are talking about ‘climate change entrepreneurship’.For centuries, entrepreneurs have acted with impunity to plunder the biosphere without returning value to it. They must now learn not to undermine Earth’s capacity to meet present and future needs of humanity.[1]

Why does the earth matter to entrepreneurs?


Have you ever wondered why we use the French word entrepreneur instead of the original, proper English word?

What is the definition of entrepreneur? The word entrepreneur is derived from the French entreprendre, meaning ‘to take in between’, or ‘to undertake’. English doesn’t really have its own word for entrepreneur — or better said, it once had such a word but tragically lost it.

Is an entrepreneur a funeral director?

The originator of the word is the Irishman living in France Richard Cantillon’s in his book Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General (1755). …


In my last post, we explored how Design entrepreneurship combines science, culture, and values. This has led me to conceive a new approach that we can only call ‘designerly ways of venturing’, one that involves mindsets, human sense perception, cognition and reasoning. This harkens back to Nigel Cross’ original terms ‘designerly ways of knowing’ in 1981.[i]

In the present blog essay, I explore the mental side of design entrepreneurship by looking at designerly mindsets, the designerly sense of human perception, and finally that special kind of designerly intelligence that only entrepreneurs seem to have.


We can look at design entrepreneurship through a variety of lenses, including history, mindsets, perception, problems, cognition/reasoning, and tools and practices.

Designerly ways of knowing

The roots of design thinking theory go back to two streams of literature: the design literature, dating back to the 1960s; and management theory literature, starting around the turn of the millennium.[1] Most people date the origin of design thinking to Herbert Simon’s 1969 book Sciences of the Artificial. Simon wrote that ‘everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones’.[2]

Yet Simon’s notion was largely limited to architecture, engineering, and urban planning…


It’s just like famous Harvard entrepreneurship professor Howard Stevenson once said, ‘Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled’.[i]

Our job is to enable our customers to make heroes of themselves — Paul Cave

Dr Howard Frederick

Leading expert in Entrepreneurship Education | Have coached 1000s | Design Thinking trainer | Professor of Entrepreneurship, Plymouth State Uni, New Hampshire

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