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Entrepreneurial Learning Forum 2012 approaching

We are now in the final stage of planning the inaugural Entrepreneurial Learning Forum, and we are very excited indeed! 75% of the programs we have invited are actually coming to Gothenburg in Sweden...

First asian venture creation program discovered

This week I have investigated a potential venture creation program in Singapore, and it indeed seems that they let the students start real ventures as formal part of the program. They even use business...

Learning by feeling – how entrepreneurs learn?

I am now starting my Big Dig into emotion based (entrepreneurial) learning and teaching. Psychologists often say that human mind consists of three main aspects - thoughts, actions and feelings. Experiential educators often emphasize...

Searching for the constructed entrepreneur – do you know one?

There is an old debate on whether entrepreneurship can be taught. Scholars have dealt with this extensively, and some are convinced that it can indeed be taught. But still the discussion keeps popping up...

Semantic issues with entrepreneurship and why MBAs still define our world

I often experience that the word 'entrepreneurship' makes people lose interest of what I am talking about, at least when talking to people outside the 'entrepreneurship religious community'. There are words that work much...

The playful entrepreneur: Homo Ludens as a lens for understanding her better

It is not only Stuart Brown that emphasizes playfulness as an important aspect of humanity (read my related post here). There is an ongoing discussion in Sweden around using the notion of play as...

Dr Brown says play is a powerful catalyst for learning at any age

Dr Stuart Brown is an expert on the meaning of play for humans, stating that nothing lights up the brain like play. He says that play is a powerful catalyst for learning at any...

New Swedish report on Entrepreneurial Universities – Chalmers featured

In a recent comprehensive and well-written report on entrepreneurial universities published by Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Chalmers is featured as one of five European entrepreneurial universities. The other four are Warwick in England, Strathclyde in...

Engaging visit to Belgian venture creation program

This week I am visiting a venture creation program at Université Catholique de Louvain, called CPME - link here. I have had a chance to speak to some of the students, and meet with...

From a knowledge economy to an attitude economy through action-based education

Attitudes to value-creating creative activity are increasingly becoming crucial in a globalized economy where protective barriers are being torn down. Innovative corporations of today recruit primarily based on attitudes and creativity, not on knowledge...

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