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How the liberal arts build entrepreneurial muscle, by Andy Greenfield ’74 P’12

By Contributing Writer on January 30, 2014

The following article appeared in The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization focused on producing in-depth education journalism.

Andy Greenfield '74 P12

Andy Greenfield ’74 P12

Virtually all of the people I have met as an entrepreneur have had good ideas, and some of them even had great ideas. However, only a tiny fraction of those people have taken those ideas and made them happen. It is only by moving from thought to action that you make a difference.

Liberal-arts graduates have great basic training for turning an idea into an action. The school from which I graduated, Colgate University, prepared me for the rocky road of entrepreneurship by teaching me to think critically, communicate well, and to ask the question “What if” […] Read more

Watch Andy discuss why an entrepreneur needs to “look in the mirror.”



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