Friday, August 17, 2007

Welcome to my blog

Hi there,

Welcome to my blog. I am beginning this blog at the same time that I am starting my position as the Managing Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Fuqua School of Business of Duke University.

As both a Fuqua student in 2002-2004, and having worked at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in the Research Triangle entrepreneurial community from 2004-2006, I have come to realize what a great opportunity we have at Fuqua and at Duke for being one of the top entrepreneurial programs in the world.

Unlike many programs around the world, we are lucky to have the rare combination of 1) a great MBA program, 2) great technology in the engineering and medical schools at Duke, 3) close proximity to an entrepreneurial center in Research Triangle Park, 4) decent investment capital, and 5) close proximity to two other world-class universities in UNC Chapel Hill (rated 28 by US News) and NC State University (rated 85 by US News).

With these assets as a backdrop, we are working on creating one of the best Entrepreneurship programs. This supports Fuqua's goal to create the Best MBA program in the world.

Through this blog, I plan to communicate interesting observations as we construct and re-construct our program.

Thanks for stopping by and let's have some fun.

Howie