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Why Great Entrepreneurs Get Bad Grades

After five years of teaching entrepreneurship classes at Duke University, I’ve begun to notice a pattern worth discussing. Every semester, some of my most obviously entrepreneurial students — the ones actively building companies — are also the students who get the worst grades. What’s going on here? Why are the entrepreneurs doing poorly in entrepreneurship classes?

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Aaron Dinin, PhD

Aaron Dinin, PhD

I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @ aarondinin.com