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February 2, 2020

Why Entrepreneurship Should Be A Required Undergraduate Class

Hear me out. Yes, I teach entrepreneurship at Princeton and it’s not uncommon for professors to see their discipline as the one indispensable part of the curriculum. But I don’t think I’m engaging in special pleading when I say that a course in entrepreneurship should be required for all undergraduates. Here’s why: 

Entrepreneurship is primal. It existed among hunter gathers and in the stone age, long before the rise of the first monarchs, markets, or money. It did not arise with capitalism; it arose with humankind—as basic to our natures as love, jealousy, desire, power and other core human motivations. It deserves and needs to be a greater focus of the humanities.


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