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    Aug 29, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class actually required you to work on your final paper each week. In terms of research, I was able to build on my idea and refine it. However, this is my life work and will take forever to study. I may not ever even finish, but I will definitely help contribute to more jobs as a result. Provided that I maintain a level head and realistic in my approach, not only will I be able to deliver an awesome product, but I have gained so much new knowledge and have been able to help far beyond the reach or scope than I ever imagined. Prof. Dietsch was very supportive and seemed to help shape and guide my thinking from getting too big that I became ineffective. The assignments weren't bad. They didn't feel like work either since everything was building on top of each week.

    Course highlights:

    Well, I learned the problem I am trying to solve is real and something that will be lingering even after I am gone. I also learned that as I move towards a new career change and make myself and company stand for core values, there will always be a need and thus always a market. Now, is the customer always going to pay? No. Not up front. But, if you are able to really show value then people will gladly spend their money. As long as you keep delivering the content, updates, and easy to use. Another highlight was when I realized what made Steve Jobs such an amazing CEO of Apple. He kept everything simple by design. The minimalistic design is easy on the eyes and iPhones easily connect to other devices. Using that as a model, I realize that even though the iPhone may be priced high compared to competitors, customers are willing to pay because consistently the iPhone shows that Apple listens and responds to customers. Going back and looking at the writings I submitted was also a highlight. Recently, there are times where my tone can come across as brash or waging an attack. I worry that someone who has no idea what I've been going through takes me to be going on the offensive. I'm not and I realize that looking back I should proofread some more to catch those errors. I don't want people getting the wrong impression of me. Overall, if you take the MBA Entrepreneurship then I totally recommend it. Being an entrepreneur? That's a different story. It's tough and soul crushing. But, you will learn who you really are and what you stand for that's for sure.

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    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Every single day you should put in some work. Research takes time and comprehension requires studying with full attention. These days there is an onslaught of information and the information can come from all angles at break neck speeds. You need to be able to learn how to put blinders on from the easy ways to distract yourself and remain steadfast in what you set out to do. For example, I love learning. But, if I am researching something and not aware, then I could easily start a rabbit hole journey of clicking through Wikipedia and start with the History of the War of 1812 and somehow end up playing some puzzle game in a browser. There's nothing wrong with that, but it does just add more wasted time that keeps you from completing the original task in the first place. There are productivity apps out there that help you by blocking certain sites and try to limit your ability to distract yourself. There is also an increasing number of false sources and untrustworthy false information. Access knowledge that is needed to present your case from strong, trusted sources that come from peer-reviewed journals. Also, remember that ideas are a dime a dozen. Don't let yourself get hung up on fighting battles about who was first and who is to blame. Always give credit where credit is due, cite your sources, be authentic, be present, be rational, and be yourself and don't apologize for having thoughts and ideas. Just be respectful and considerable that there may be others that think differently on matters. If what you are talking about is a matter of science and mathematics, then consult the experts. Some ideas although may seem plausible under certain conditions aren't actually true when the totality of reality comes into play. One more thing, those days when you feel like: "How does no one see it like I do?" There are some of us out there who understand that sentiment and are trying our best to help give you the tools to be able to help explain why you see things differently and there's nothing wrong with seeing or thinking differently so long as you aren't consciously and knowingly trying to harm others in the process. Space is huge and there should be enough for everyone that is living to have their own part while they are alive and can afford it. Live and operate under a sustainable methodology and seek to always grow and develop as a mature and educated person. Study your inspirations and emulate the traits about those archetypes that you liked and notice what it takes for true progress to occur. There's a war for your mind and I hope that you always stay true to yourself.

    • Summer 2017
    • Kurt Dietsch
    • Yes
    • A Few Big Assignments Requires Lots of Research Final Paper

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