Great Entrepreneurial Thinkers
Viren Parmar Instructor
Director of Operations | Fall'20
Whether you are set on starting your first business, or just want to get your feet wet, here are some great resources:
To get you started lets try thinking about businesses through the time old frameworks of biology:
Nassim Taleb is an essayist, scholar, mathematical statistician, and former option trader and risk analyst, whose work concerns problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. He sounded many alarms before the stock market crash of 2008 and even published a paper in January 2020 warning of the impeding catastrophe of COVID-19. This is a lecture he gave at Stanford in 2013:
One interesting entrepreneur is Ali Abdaal, a medical student from Cambridge University. While in medical school he ran and started a business called 6Med which helped pre-medical students prepare for their transition into graduate school through offering a series of services. Here he gives some tips to aspiring entrepreneurs, and talks about how he managed to run a profitable business while simultaneously excelling at medical school.
If you are looking for something more structured, Startup School by Y-Combinator and the How to Start a Startup class from Sam Altman are a great place to start!
Startup Schoolby Y-Combinator
How to Start a StartupStanford x Sam Altman