【Join】2018 Global Seminar in English
2018 Second semester Intensive Course QREC Lecture
Global Seminar in English
QREC hold “Global Seminar in English” in second semester intensive course. We will invite Dr. Yamakawa from Babson College.
Dr. Yamakawa teaches in the areas/intersections of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and International Business. He is heavily engaged in teaching entrepreneurship in Japan. He has taught entrepreneurs, corporate executives, educators, and students at various institutions in Japan (e.g., government programs, universities).
The main objective of this 3-day program is to introduce students to the world of entrepreneurship, and explore series of questions in the world of entrepreneurship.
What is entrepreneurship?
Who is an entrepreneur?
How do you generate ideas?
How do you evaluate an opportunity?
What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur?
What if you fail?
The experience will give you exposure to how Babson’s entrepreneurial education addresses the questions above. We examine these inquiries through a combination of theory and practice.
Required Knowledge and Literacy： English Communication Skill
Date： September 22 (Sat)～ 24 (Mon), 2018
1st Day）9:00ー17:00（7 hours）
2nd Day）9:00ー17:00（7 hours）
3rd Day）9:00ー17:00（7 hours）
Place： Silicon Valley Room, Common Facility 1 2F, Kyushu University Ito Campus
Teaching Style：Lecture & Workshop
Deadline of registration：September 14（Fri.）
Deadline of registration：September 10（Mon.）
********* Dr. Yasuhiro Yamakawa ***********
Dr. Yasuhiro Yamakawa
Dr. Yamakawa is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He comes from a multi-cultural background having lived in eight countries around
the world. He received his Bachelor of Laws from Keio University, M.B.A. in Strategic Management from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, and Ph.D. in International Management Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Yamakawa has more than a decade of professional experience in Japan’s utility and telecommunication industries where he led numerous entrepreneurial start-ups and corporate ventures. Currently, he serves on multiple director/advisory boards in four countries.
Day1 9/22/2018 (Sat) 9am-5pm
Session 1. What is Entrepreneurship/ET&A? Introducing classic and emerging concepts in the world of Entrepreneurship ? theory and practice.
Session 2. Where do we start: (1) selfAunderstanding as primary driver for effective entrepreneurship, (2) problemAdriven approach to entrepreneurial endeavors, and (3) creativity.
Housekeeping: Overview of 3Aday program, assignments/instructions.
Preparation and assignment due for day 1: None.
Day2 9/23/2018 (Sun) 9am-5pm
Session 3. Entrepreneurial leadership: (1) understanding your behavioural styles, and (2) importance of followership in creating a movement/momentum.
Session 4. Intro to idea generation – (1) mind dumping and (2) design thinking as process to innovation.
Session 5. Opportunity evaluation (tools and frameworks).
Preparation for day 2: Read (1)“Design Thinking” (2008) by Tim Brown, Harvard Business Review, 86(6), 84-92, and (2)“The Timmons Model of the Entrepreneurial Process” (2006) by Stephen Spinelli, Heidi Neck, and Jeffry Timmons, in “The Engine of Growth” by Andrew Zacharakis and Stephen Spinelli.
Assignment due for day 2: Report out of (observed/identified) problems.
Day3 9/24/2018 (Mon) 9am-5pm
Session 6. The art of pitching: Conceptual understanding of what a pitch is and how it is delivered effectively based on research findings (1) the hook and (2) ethos pathos logos.
Session 7. The missing block of entrepreneurship education: What have we not covered?
Session 8. Rocket pitches: Students’turn to present!
Session 9. Recent topic TBD (e.g., Venture Cafe Tokyo/CIC).
Session 10. Office hour (individual mentoring) then concluding remarks – summarizing the key takeAaways.
Preparation and assignment due for day 3: Rocket pitch!
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