I recently delivered a public lecture on on the topic Think like an Entrepreneur: Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring entrepreneurial opportunities. The lecture was largely based on what I think people should learn in my upcoming edX course Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies, launching on October 30.
Harvard Gazette did a news piece on it:
For Tarun Khanna, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and director of the South Asia Institute, aspiring entrepreneurs could learn a lot from the Kumbh Mela.
Held every 12 years, the Hindu pilgrimage attracts 120 million people over a 45-day period, the equivalent of about one-third of the U.S. population. Even more astonishing, Khanna said, the “tiny city” that hosts the event “doesn’t even exist until the river recedes,” revealing the land that will welcome and host millions of Hindus and visitors. It is considered the world’s largest “pop-up city.”
Speaking before a crowd of 75 people at the Harvard Allston Education Portal (Ed Portal), Khanna’s lecture explored the benefits of interdisciplinary problem-solving of complex health problems on an international scale, based on his HarvardX course “Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies,” launching on Oct. 30.
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