Is Teaching Entrepreneurship Just a Fantasy?

Yesterday at the Mason Entrepreneurship Research Conference we had some great sidebar conversations with various presenters and speakers including Tim Berry, Tyler Watts (from GMU Econ), and others.

During one discussion, I was reminded of a scene from the movie “Back to School” with Rodney Dangerfield (1 of my top 5 comedies of all time) where Dangerfield, playing self-made millionaire/owner of Thornton Mellon’s Tall and Fat Mans Stores, is not happy when his Professor begins a ‘business planning’ exercise in class. The scenario is unrealistic in his opinion.

I think this video should be required viewing for all entrepreneurship professors, students, administrators, and policy makers. Enjoy! Warning — this movie was made in 1986 so there is some politically incorrect humor in this and other scenes.

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