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When learning from the process is the perfection we need

New Ventures Series: Student Blogs

Written by Madeline Kardos MBA ’22 I’m a hands-on learner. Always have been. Always will be. So, imagine my delight when I joined the New Ventures Development course offered by Duke’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Here was a class that would take the theories I was learning in Fuqua’s Daytime MBA program and directly […]

How lessons from entrepreneurship can help us become lifelong learners

New Ventures Series: Student Blogs

Written by Ipek Hizar As a psychologist by training, I`ve been studying the human mind and behavior for the pastyears. Based on multiple papers I have been reading, I am aware of the negative effects ofambiguity and uncertainty on human psychology. Too much ambiguity is linked to stress andleads to discomfort and there seems to […]

Anyone can be an entrepreneur, and I can be an entrepreneur!

New Ventures Series: Student Blogs

Himani Bhat is a student at Duke University and completed the New Ventures Development course taught by CEI Executive Director, Prof. Jamie Jones. “I’m just an average woman who listened to the universe when it told me to believe in myself.” Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter Coming into New Ventures: Development, I was initially […]

The Best “F” word

New Ventures Series: Student Blogs

Becca Kuperschmid is a sophomore at Duke University and completed the New Ventures Development course taught by CEI Executive Director, Prof. Jamie Jones. Failing sucks. I mean what entrepreneur wants to be told her startup is doomed? After spending sleepless nights working through concepts and allocating an egregious amount of emotional bandwidth to an idea, […]

The Power of the Pivot = Perspective and Grit

New Ventures Series: Student Blogs

Mary Laci Motley is a student at UNC Chapel Hill and completed the New Ventures Development course taught by CEI Executive Director, Prof. Jamie Jones. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill A pivot in business is defined as a change in direction when the concept of a company or service is not […]

The Highs and Lows of Entrepreneurship during Business School

When I came into my first year at Fuqua, second year of my dual-degree overall, I had decided it was time to embrace something different. Fresh off an internship at WeWork, I had entrepreneurial inspiration and an idea for applying techniques I learned during my internship to a new context. I wanted to develop a […]

Jumping at opportunities

Marty Steyn in New Ventures class

Hi, my name is Marty Steyn. I was born in the “lowfeld” of South Africa and was fortunate enough to be raised between these African savannahs and the gumtrees of Australia. Prior to Fuqua, I spent 8 years as a management consultant, where I helped management teams develop and implement turnaround strategies for their failing […]