Q: I have truly enjoyed your Venture Academy series during the past year. It was an incredible investment value. Your personal stories on how you honed your entrepreneurial talents were most interesting. With your experience and understanding, would you suggest apprenticeships, or reading books or a combination — developing talents from example and discussion — as the most effective method of successfully forging dividend-paying business talents and to think more like an entrepreneur? A: I’m glad to hear you have benefitted from the videos. I would recommend both apprenticeships and reading. In terms of reading, I would recommend becoming a…
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Q: In the Venture Analysis videos in the Venture Academy, you mentioned that choosing an industry or market sector is one of the keys to a successful business because some industries have better dynamics than others. I was trying to look industries up on Google Finance, but I am at a loss on how to search for industry performance information. How would you go about researching industries to compare them? A: The industry or market dynamics do play a huge role in the success of a venture. My primary entrepreneurial mentor was the investor in my first several entrepreneurial ventures….
This video provides insight into the impact of the level of Fixed Asset investment in your business planning: This video is just 1 of nearly 200 videos available with a Venture Academy subscription and is excerpted from the Venture Analysis section.
This video provides insight into how entrepreneurs should think about infrastructural investments: This video is just 1 of nearly 200 videos available with a Venture Academy subscription and is excerpted from the Operations section.
Q: How do I order the Harvard Business School case studies that are taught in the Venture Academy DVD Training Series? Also, how much do the cases cost? A: You can order the cases by clicking on the hyperlinks below. The cases are $6.95 each for PDF downloads. Case Description Case Name Case Number Order URL Sales case Siebel Systems (A) 9-898-210 http://hbr.org/search/9-898-210/ Marketing case CMR Enterprises 9-501-012 http://hbr.org/search/9-501-012/ Operations case Crocs: Revolutionizing an Industry’s Supply Chain Model for Competitive Advantage GS-57 http://hbr.org/search/gs57/ Accounting cases Introduction to Activity Based Costing 9-197-076 http://hbr.org/search/197076/ Dakota Office Products 9-102-021 http://hbr.org/search/102021/…
This video provides insight into the benefits of a small, flexible operation: This video is just 1 of nearly 200 videos available with a Venture Academy subscription and is excerpted from the Operations section.
This video describes the need for a startup entrepreneur to know their Fume Date – the date that they are likely to run out of cash for their startup: This video is just 1 of nearly 200 videos available with a Venture Academy subscription and is excerpted from the Venture Analysis section. For more on how to better plan financially for your startup, see the Startup Financial Model.