I teach and study the history and practice of entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation. I teach three classes: Entrepreneurial Leadership, The History of Entrepreneurship, as well as Creativity, Innovation, and Design.
What will students be able to take away from your classes?
My mission is to help students be successful in the real world upon graduation and beyond. My entrepreneurial leadership class teaches students the skills required for the toughest leadership challenge of all, getting scores of people to support you in growing an idea in a self-sustaining value-producing enterprise. My class on the history of entrepreneurship helps students to understand how entrepreneurs have shaped history and how the will shape the future of mankind. Creativity, Innovation, and Design introduces students to design thinking and how that enables students to understand how to deal with society's toughest problems.
What are your responsibilities at the Keller Center?
I teach, advise, and coach students and other members of the Princeton community on how to turn their ideas into value producing enterprises and tackle real world problems. I research the what's make one entrepreneur successful and another not, as well as the history of entrepreneurship. In addition I write books and articles on these topics.
What do you appreciate most about the Keller Center?
The Keller Center is a very rare institution in the world, which offers both classes and co-curricular activities so that students can both learn skills and experiment in realizing their entrepreneurial and social impact ideas.