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The Center for Entrepreneurial Thinking spurs innovation, drives economic activity, and creates jobs by curating, creating, & disseminating world-class content anchored in ‘Entrepreneurial Thinking.’
Based in Cambridge, MA steps from historic Harvard Square, The Center for Entrepreneurial Thinking is a globally recognized resource for the broadly defined topic of entrepreneurship.
Inspired by iconic Harvard professor Howard H. Stevenson’s historic definition of entrepreneurship–“the pursuit of opportunities beyond the resources currently controlled”–the Center provides content, instruction, and connectivity to advance the understanding and practice of entrepreneurship worldwide. The Center’s mission is to elevate quality of life by infusing Entrepreneurial Thinking around the world.
Entrepreneurship drives innovation, creates jobs, transforms economies, and raises standards of living. The Center for Entrepreneurial Thinking creates and provides a wide array of instructional and educational resources for individuals, organizations and countries worldwide.
The Center’s Knowledge Tools — which include books, cases, booklets, online courseware, webinars, and individualized seminars — can be utilized at universities to corporations, from students to senior executives. Training and advisory services are offered to organizations of all types that may benefit from tailored activity and resources provided by Executives in Residence and Experts at The Center.
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The Center for Entrepreneurial Thinking convenes, collaborates with, and produces thought leadership and educational material from select academics and practitioners from around the world. These individuals contribute to content creation, build curriculum, and teach in their respective areas of expertise.
Thought leadership from The Center has been featured widely throughout the world. Eric Sinoway’s article, “No, You Can’t Have it All”, has become a Harvard Business Review classic that has been selected as a HBR’s “best of” piece and reproduced frequently in topic-specific and highlight compilation.
The Center’s work related to culture–unveiled in a provocative piece about “terminating organizational vampires”–is a widely used tool on identifying threats to successful culture in any organization.
“You’re Probably Not Very Good at Most Things” has become a self-and organizational assessment tool for determining the most likely path for career success.
The Center’s work has been featured in media outlets globally, including The New York Times, CNN, Fortune, Inc., Business Insider, NPR, and other digital, audio, and broadcast outlets throughout the world.
Written by author Eric Sinoway with Merrill Meadow, Howard’s Gift: Uncommon Wisdom to Inspire Your Life’s Work, provides a framework for “business planning for your life’s work.” A book treasured by individuals and a tool utilized by organizational leaders–including at the highest levels of Amex, Home Shopping Network, & State Farm Insurance–Howard’s Gift features the wisdom and insight of legendary Harvard professor Howard Stevenson, entrepreneur & executive Eric Sinoway and a dozen extraordinary contributors, including Teach For America Founder Wendy Kopp, iconic N.Y. Giants star Carl Banks, & award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien.
Professor Howard H. Stevenson is The Center for Entrepreneurial Thinking’s Chairman and the inspiration behind it’s creation.
Regarded as “the father of entrepreneurship”–Professor Stevenson coined what Inc. Magazine described as “the best definition of an entrepreneur ever”–Howard is an iconic Harvard Business School figure, a scholar of the first rate, a highly accomplished entrepreneur, a leading philanthropist, and a husband, father, and grandfather.
The author of 200 books, cases, and articles during a 40-year career at Harvard Business School, Professor Stevenson is credited with helping to shape the concept of entrepreneurship itself and to teaching over 40,000 MBA, Doctoral, and Executive Education students.
Howard is the founding President of Baupost, a $30 billion money management firm; the former Chairman of National Public Radio (NPR); the former Chairman of Harvard Business Publishing; and the former Vice Provost of Harvard University.