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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 40: Effectual Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Saras D. Sarasvathy

Ep. 40 - Effectual Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Saras D. Sarasvathy What makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial? How does an entrepreneur think differently than a manager? In this episode, host Dave Goldberg interviews Saras D. Sarasvathy, professor at University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and author of "Effectuation: Elements of Entrepreneurial Expertise". Join Saras and Dave to learn more about effectuation, how…

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#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Mar 2 – Entrepreneurial Engineers for Social Good

Engineers make a world of difference and help shape our future. They creatively collaborate to create the technologies that improve our health, happiness, and safety. In addition to contributing to the ubiquitous engineered technologies that make our lives safer, more enjoyable, and more productive, many engineers also use their incredibly transferable skillsets to contribute to social good. The March 2…

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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat – September 16 – The Student’s Entrepreneurial Mindset

Becoming an engineer is hard work.  But does it have to be all formulas and problem sets?  Or can we as professors engage students’ hearts as well as their minds? There are a group of faculty who believe the key to student success begins with cultivating the entrepreneurial mindset, encompassed by curiosity, connections and creating value for others. The question…

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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat – Wed, April 29, 8pm ET – Why Mindset Matters

Engineering: It’s not just about skill. It’s about a mindset. Technical understanding is essential to engineering, but in order to truly unleash engineers to fulfill their potential, we must look deeper than just technical aptitude. Engineers find success and personal fulfillment when they couple technical skills with a mindset to create extraordinary value for others. Possessing an entrepreneurial mindset is…

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Planning: 2000-Pound Invisible Gorilla of Educational Transformation

Christopher Chabris and Dan Simon have written a popular little book, The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us, and if you've never seen the namesake video watch below. As explained elsewhere (here) in more detail, participants in the original 1999 study were asked to count the passes between basketball players, and roughly half missed the gorilla as it walked across…

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