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AEM1230-0831-ToPost - Department of Applied Economics and...

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Department of Applied Economics and Management CORNELL UNIVERSITY AEM 1230 FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS Professor Pedro David Pérez Fall 2009
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People, email and Website Professor Pedro David Perez 203 Warren Hall 255-4697 [email protected] Office hours: MW 12:30 – 3 pm Course Support Specialist Ms. Carol Peters 51 Warren Hall 255-1576 [email protected] Course Mailbox: [email protected] ( Please send all administrative inquiries related to AEM 1230 to this address ) Course Web Page Address http://courseinfo.cit.cornell.edu/ courses/aem1230/
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Teaching Assistants Alan Christophe - [email protected] Meghan Holleran - [email protected] Gail Malone - [email protected] Mike Mascarenhas - [email protected] Ernest Meadows III - [email protected] Ekaterina Munina - [email protected] Andrew Tanger - [email protected] Nick Zerante - [email protected]
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Activities Prof. Perez lectures TA office hours Exams and/or quizzes Business idea project Business idea workshop
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Please Attend the lectures; Maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning; Read the textbook and other class and class- related materials; Attend office hours; Visit the Course Website; Dedicate quality time to the business idea workshop, assignments, and project.
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Evaluation Quizzes: Six quizzes of ten questions each, plus the business idea workshop; 50 pts (dropping worst two grades) Final exam: Wednesday December 9 th , evening, 50 pts Business idea project; 50 pts Business idea workshop, 10 pts 20 business ideas log + two business idea developments, 15 pts Business idea report (3 student groups), 25 pts Best of the three components above, 50 pts Extra Credit Possible quizzes; 1 pt per quiz Possible participation in research projects; 1 pts
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What is an entrepreneur? from the French entreprendre , meaning to undertake one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise let’s listen to some real world thinking on entrepreneurship
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Earl Blanks Franchise Owner – Party City Owned Party City franchise Founded and owned small marketing consulting business after leaving Procter & Gamble Discusses entrepreneurship, franchising, marketing, cash flow, leadership and diversity issues with regards to inner city economic challenges Undergraduate degree from University of Arkansas and MBA from Cornell University
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Earl Blanks An entrepreneur to me is one who assumes the risk of running a business, to be simple about it. A person has to have an affinity for risk. And not just irresponsible risk. I think it has to be a calculated risk. They have to be able to go and look at a situation, size it up, and say on balance, I'm going to do this. Because you have to be action oriented.
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