School talk:Entrepreneurship

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Looking through all the of the College of Practical Arts and Sciences pages, it struck me as odd that this school only has links to resources, no sort of introduction or course structure, and no one to contact about creation of content. It would be my suggestion that this page be erased/modified from being a school of the college to a wikipage unless someone rescues it and wants to teach some classes in the subject. --Kfitton 01:16, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

There is an active learning project, Lunar Boom Town, where entrepreneurs of all levels can practice skills in developing business plans. Mirwin 20:07, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Entrepreneurship development using cultural inputs.[edit]

I have been working upon the training of entrepreneurs in India using the inputs from Indian culture. Has anybody tried it in other regions? I am open to the idea of starting a new course on entrepreneurship development using cultural/ social inputs and using oriental knowledge along with latest learning techniques. Do I have the support of world community especially the entrepreneurs who could contribute by shiring their experience and learnigs? this way you can contribute to the society.

Prof. Vivek Sharma, Chandigarh, India

Yes, I fully agree. Such a school will be a great learning experience. Jennifer

Please let me know if some more like-minded people are willing to invest time and energy in starting a new program for entrepreneurship development. Pl mail me at about your support for this project on wikiversity as an international project.Those who think that it will be a useful project/ they would like to join/share their experience/ contribute in any other way pl. also mail.
Prof. Vivek Sharma
Your request may get better response if you register an account and request wiki participants to open a dialogue on your user talk page. Also, if you select your options to provide it there is an email relay system built in to the wikimedia software we use. Many wiki participants are a bit leery of handing out their email addresses. Personally I think such a course at Wikiversity would be lovely and would grow slowly at first and then faster as the community enters exponential internet growth. Mirwin 20:25, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
Could be perhaps this user ? ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 13:52, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

i invite everyone interested in sharing experience and promoting entrepreneurship to contact me via my talk page. Vivek --Prof. Vivek Sharma 12:52, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello professor Vivek Sharma. I work as a system developer in the Netherlands and in 2011 I started the Dutch wikiversity. I think in this information/ knowledge intensive world you can also learn about entrepreneurship when participating in learning projects. You don't have to set up a business right away. You can participate on wikimedia projects and learn how to create knowledge, how to collaborate, etc. An example is project RuralWeb: free laptop. In this project African an Dutch people are working together with the aim to get laptops in five African schools. I learned a lot about entrepreneurship in this project. If it's possible I'd like to get in contact, so we can share some of our experiences. I will send you an e-mail. Cheers, Tim Ruijters, Timboliu (discusscontribs) 07:24, 22 October 2013 (UTC)


Perhaps we should link to MyWikiBiz... it is a site for commercial self promotion (unless I have misunderstood the premise). Emesee 21:11, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

i certainly do not want to get any kind of commercial benefit out of it. I am willing to contribute my time and expertise free of cost to this school if i am guided how to go about it. my idea is to register some participants as co- learners, who will learn from various online free resources, perform some activities at their respective places and in the end, if possible get some certification for their work. i request the wikiversity community to help me by sharing of experience and information on the subject and pl. feel free to contact me via my talk page. --Prof. Vivek Sharma 13:00, 24 August 2008 (UTC) Vivek Sharma

Michael Gerber quote[edit]

I would like to shorten the following quote: "The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job." (Michael Gerber) to "The entrepreneur builds an enterprise" (Michael Gerber). My reasoning is this: many small businesses are started by plumbers, carpenters, painters, exterminators, and many other "technicians" who learn a trade, become good at it, and decide to start their own business. These are technicians who take the next step to become entrepreneurs. Incidentally, technicians do not build jobs, they practice trades like a physician practices medicine, then opens her/his own practice. Comments and criticisms welcome. --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 00:33, 2 June 2014 (UTC)