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.


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 lots of good pointers and also primary content. Check it out.

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

Stanford Entrepreneurship eCorner

Term Sheet Examples: (very short), or (a bit longer)

Entrepreneurship Introductory Session