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The Beatles Teach Entrepreneurship Better Than Business School Does

June 6, 2014 | comments
By Panos Panay Most programs designed to teach entrepreneurship follow a basic, flawed formula: Spend a semester writing a business plan, learn the basics of marketing and finance, bury your head in spreadsheets, pull together a PowerPoint, and then pitch your idea to a biannual business plan contest. If you’re lucky enough to win some capital, see if you can launch your idea/product/service/business. Right about then, make your first contacts with potential customers.
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Tetris: The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Game

June 6, 2014 | comments
Admittedly I am not much of a gamer, though I couldn't help but feel wistful when I heard on the radio that today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Tetris, that beloved and popular game of '80s childhood. And even though I have not played the game in about 25 years, it got me thinking about why Tetris became (and remains) so popular to begin with and also how, in some ways, it's the ultimate gaming embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit.
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Music Business 101: Top Schools Where You Can Learn About the Industry

September 24, 2014 | comments
Billboard, By Thom Duffy and Cathy Applefeld Olson A growing number of colleges, universities and other educational institutions are giving students the opportunity to learn about the music business with hands-on experience and classes taught by teachers from the industry. And those schools are increasingly responding to the changes shaping both education and the music business. For a report on Music Business Education in our Sept 27 issue, Billboard surveyed a sample of these schools, arranged here in alphabetical order.
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