iTunes Case: Technological Innovation

Ralph Waldo Emerson reportedly once said “If a man can…make a better mouse trap than his neighbors, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.”1 Every engineer fervently wishes this were true. It is not. The success of any interesting product is not just a function of […]

Sustaining and Disruptive Innovation, MTI Class Two

This is the second post about the class on technological entrepreneurship I’m teaching up at Columbia.  Class one was an introduction to the why of entrepreneurship, as well as an outline of what the course will be. Class two dives right into innovation theory. The main goal is to start them thinking about innovation in […]

Teaching Entrepreneurship, class one

This semester is the third time I’m teaching a class at Columbia University’s engineering school. It’s called Managing Technological Innovation, but it’s part of the entrepreneurship minor so I’m teaching it as a class on how to start an innovation driven enterprise. I’m learning a lot. Not least that I don’t really know how to […]