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Entrepreneurship: Building Innovation, Teams, and Cultures (MORS-952-B)
0.50 Credit
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This course counts toward the following majors: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Most venture capitalists will agree that the key determinant of success in an early stage company is the management team. In an environment where formal business plans are of little help and ideation continues around the development of the right business model, management teams must be innovative, resourceful and adaptive. People, not plans, define outcomes. But attracting, coordinating, and encouraging the right co-founders and employees is incredibly tricky, even when you're not faced with scarce resources and deep uncertainty. This five-week course explores the factors that define high-functioning teams, and offers frameworks and approaches to assembling, motivating, and coordinating effective teams in highly fluid and challenging contexts. Topics include the psychology of teams, legal aspects of team building, and how to divide responsibility, compensation, and equity among the founders. Culture is key to sustainable success in the face of evolving needs, crises, and opportunities. We leverage a powerful intent-driven framework designed to define and grow corporate cultures to create lasting value. The goal is a repeatable methodology for achieving a “flow state” of innovation bringing together founders, employees, customers, and investors to achieve extraordinary outcomes.


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Academic Year Term   Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2014-2015 Spring 2015 MORS-952-B Entrepreneurship: Building Innovation, Teams, and Cultures 71 0.50 Dwyer, Joe Tue 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (105) N
2014-2015 Spring 2015 MORS-952-B Entrepreneurship: Building Innovation, Teams, and Cultures 91 0.50 Achler, Mark Mon 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (G03) N