THE ORIGINAL DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP book laid out a rigorous but practical pedagogy for innovation-driven entrepreneurship. It has fundamentally changed the course of entrepreneurship education from a storytelling approach to a toolbox and systematic framework. But there is only so much that can be accomplished in a single 250-page book. This workbook builds off Disciplined Entrepreneurship to provide a way to more easily engage with the 24 Steps.
Our goal at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship is to develop high-quality entrepreneurship education and make it accessible, not just to MIT’s full-time students but also to millions of people worldwide. That is why I wrote Disciplined Entrepreneurship, taught several online courses on edX, and with my colleagues write online articles and tools to help clarify key concepts about our methodical approach to entrepreneurship.
The demand from entrepreneurs and instructors for additional materials to help them implement the 24 Steps has been simultaneously rewarding and overwhelming. There needed to be a more scalable solution, and that is the purpose of this workbook.
In this book, I provide templates and additional advice on how to implement each of the 24 Steps. You can use these templates on your own startup or as classroom deliverables to assess your students’ understanding of the topics. This workbook is not a replacement for Disciplined Entrepreneurship but rather a complement to it. It is expected that ...