There is a lot of debate in entrepreneurial circles about whether the best way to learn about starting a business is by just doing it, or by going to school and getting a degree.
My guest on today’s radio show, Peter Burns, has a very interesting perspective on this topic, as he has both been a serial entrepreneur, starting his first successful business at 19 (and over a hundred others in the proceeding 30 years) as well as founding the first-of-its-kind Institute of Entrepreneurship right here in Phoenix, Arizona. With entrepreneurial guru Michael Gerber of “E-Myth” fame as a key and active advisory board member, there are a lot of cool and “anti-academic” things happening at the college including Club Entrepreneur.
Learn about Peter’s own path to entrepreneurship, and his view on the role formal education can and should play in an entrepreneur’s journey. The show starts in minutes (!), and details are here:
Date: Friday, July 6
Time: 11am-12pm Pacific Standard Time
Topic: Should formal education and entrepreneurship mix?
To listen: Click here
If you miss the live show, you can always listen later, through the link above. To download as an Mp3, you will have to click on the title of the show, which will bring up the “download as Mp3” option.
Update 7/6 at 12:07pm PST: there was a strange technical glitch today on the VoiceAmerica site, so you may not be able to view the description of the show and the download link until it is fixed. I’ll let you know when it is working. Update 7/9 at 10:00am: It is working now! I really enjoyed the interview and think you will too, so please download and let me know what you think.