Steve Blank pities those poor professors stuck teaching tired business plan courses. â€œIâ€™d be embarrassed if I was on a faculty teaching â€˜How to Write a Business Plan for New Ventures,â€™â€ says the serial entrepreneur turned business school professor.
Blank is at the forefront of a growing movement of B-school professors teaching the next generation of Mark Zuckerbergs. Entrepreneurship, he argues, is about getting out into the world and doingâ€”not simply researching and writing. â€œBusiness plan classes and business plan competitions are dead in the water for new ventures.â€
Sounds familiar. I’ve been saying this for years.