20: Course Summary

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Quote of the Day: "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Study Questions (Policy on Study Questions.)
  • With your group, discuss and review what you learned this quarter.  How will you approach your career differently, whether starting your own business, joining a start-up, or joining an established company?
  • Prepare some talking points with your team regarding your major takeaways for the course.  For team extra credit, prepare one slide, containing graphics and/or bullets, with these takeaways and post it on your website.  You will be given time to present it in class.

Term Projects Assignment (Policy on Online Assignments.)
See Term Projects page.
*Post your OEP written analysis to your team website and email to the e145-homework list by 9 AM. Also send a confidential email to e145-homework@lists.stanford.edu with your personal assessment of how to distribute founding shares amongst your team members (including yourself).

Individual Assignment
The Personal Business Plan assignment is due to the e145-homework email list by 9 AM on June 8.  See the Personal Business Plan page for more details.

Individual Extra Credit

If you attended in person or watched / listened to the podcast of at least four of the eight Entrepreneurial Thought Leader lectures, please submit a one page e-mail to the e145-homework email list describing those lectures. Please provide the key insights regarding entrepreneurship gathered from each of these four speakers. If you engaged in any other activities for extra credit such as the Global Innovation Tournament, please email the e145-homework email list that you have participated in those events. See grading policy for more information on extra credit.

Required Readings (Policy on Required Readings.)