Pedagogical Resources

There are a few resources that I tend to cite regularly during teaching, even though I can not put all of them in the course pack. Below is a tentative list for those that are interested in further readings.

Videos

You might also be interested in a videos selected for teaching purposes:

Reading to keep up-to-date

Some people ask me what and how I read. Well, my trick has been to use a RSS news reader, which allow to gather newsfeeds from various sources, often freely eventhough the site has a paywall.

  • As RSS reader, I use gReader on Android.
  • Here is my OPML file (ask your favorite hacker to understand how to use that with the RSS reader).
  • Here is an extract of my read list:

Lifehacking: Lifehacker, Breaking Muscle, NYT > Fitness & Nutrition, Mark Bittman

Science: NYT > Science, Scientific American - Mind & Brain, JSTOR Daily

Techno & Entrep: WSJ Digital, NYT > Technology, Technology : The Atlantic, New on MIT Technology Review, CNET News, Digital Inspiration Technology Blog, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, Wired Campus

Education: ProfHacker, NYT > Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology, Faculty

Reference Books

Cialdini, R. B. (1993).

Influence et manipulation

Influence : the psychology of persuasion

Ferrazzi, K. and T. Raz (2005). Never eat alone and other secrets to success

Social network: Nearly tacky, but some successful people go to that length in instrumentalizing their life, so better learn about it]

Gladwell, M. (2000).

Le point de bascule : Comment faire une grande différence avec de très petites choses

The tipping point: how little things can make a big difference.

Gladwell, M. (2005).

La force de l'intuition

Blink: the power of thinking without thinking.

Gladwell, M. (2008).

Tous Winners !

Outliers: the story of success. New York, Little, Brown: 309 p.

Lanzmann, C. (2002). L'Année des millions.

Entrepreneurship: In French. A short "fiction" that is interestingly informative about the bubble and investor-entrepreneurs relationship

iPropi BPlan Example

For those having to study the iPropi business plan, you can find a copy of the website at

The Flash presentation may not work on the internet archive, so here is a functionning copy (but Flash need to be activated on your machine/browser):

Other great web resources (Entrepreneurship)

Steve Blank http://steveblank.com/: lots of good pointers and also primary content. Check it out.

Vlerick's toolpack http://toolpack.vlerick.com: great step by step, interestingly covering both traditional planning steps as well as more modern ones (effectuation, etc.)

Stanford Entrepreneurship eCorner http://ecorner.stanford.edu/index.html

Term Sheet Examples: http://www.seriesseed.com/ (very short), or http://www.thefunded.com/funds/item/5936 (a bit longer)

Entrepreneurship Introductory Session