Taken: Fall 2014

Rating: 5/10 2014’s start-up buzzwords, fresh outta Stanford

Summary: Like all popular business books, this course (directly based on the book by the instructors) contains a few nuggets that make you mutter ‘hmm’ to yourself and teaches you the vocab you’ll need to interact with MBAs for the next few years. The real value lies in the case studies and interviews. Each lecture has a section of interviews in which real people talk about how the lecture content applied to their businesses. These are extremely hit or miss. Unfortunately you’ll have to sit through all the misses to find the sections that will make you feel like you didn’t entirely waste your time.

What I learned

  1. Management is necessary
  2. Teams should be capped at 4-5 people
  3. Ben Horowitz played football in high school

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