Disciplined Entrepreneurship

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Bill Aulet Some people believe that entrepreneurs should keep things open, fluid, and unstructured. Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship would tell you that this unrestrained approach is a big mistake. In this CareerCast, Aulet shares his deliberate method and the benefits of employing it to help you achieve entrepreneurial success.


Aired February 21, 2014

Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining MIT, he had a 25-year track record of success in business, from his start at IBM to his experience as a serial entrepreneur. He started and ran Cambridge Decision Dynamics and SensAble Technologies. He works around the world with entrepreneurs, small companies, large companies, and governments to promote innovation-driven entrepreneurship.

Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup, Bill Aulet (2013)

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses, Eric Ries (2011)

The Power of Convergence: Linking Business Strategies and Technology Decisions to Create Sustainable Success, Faisal Hogue et al. (2011)

The Social Entrepreneur’s Handbook: How to Start, Build, and Run a Business That Improves the World, Rupert Scofield (2011)

The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs, William H. Draper (2011)

Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup, David G. Cohen and Brad Feld (2010)

The Silicon Valley Way: Discover 45 Secrets for Successful Start-Ups (2nd Edition), Elton B. Sherwin Jr. (2010)

Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup, Rob Walling and Mike Taber (2010)

Loops: The Seven Keys to Small Business Success, Mike Chaet and Stephen C. Lundin (2009)

Mission, Inc.: The Practitioners Guide to Social Enterprise, Kevin Lynch and Julius Walls (2009)

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas (Updated Edition), David Bornstein (2007)

Winning the 3-Legged Race: When Business and Technology Run Together, Faisal Hogue et al (2005)

Bill Aulet Disciplined Entrepreneurship

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