I am still new enough to teaching that I look forward to each new semester. As I frequently say, "teaching is the most fun I have". I have been forced to think through quite a few concepts over the last eight years and some I can even explain. The most satisfying part of teaching is when a student extends a concept or applies it in a new way. The other part that is fun is when students actually start a business.
This semester at FIU I will be teaching a course in social entrepreneurship. Students will be preparing to enter the Hult Global Challenge, which I judged last year in Shanghai. As preparation they will prepare solutions for each of the cases in the 2011 competition, which included OLPC.
I will also be teaching an entrepreneurship course in the graduate College of Engineering. Will be interesting to see how many repeat students from the technology entrepreneurship course in the spring term. I average about 5 repeat students per semester...the ones that really want to start their own business.
Looking forward to giving a new lecture this semester on Clayton Christensen's "disruptive innovation". Also have an interesting lecture on risk-return in social entrepreneurship, which I may give at the MIT Sloan School before I do it at FIU.
Let the fun begin.