Seminal Entrepreneurship and Innovation Skills CAN IN FACT BE LEARNED

Posted by Ikhlaq Sidhu, April 22nd, 2014 You may already be aware that the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMofE, see link on our CET website – https://cet.berkeley.edu/curriculum/) is a unique teaching model for developing the entrepreneurial mindset, in addition to teaching tactics and providing infrastructure for the new venture process. One of the big questionsContinue reading “Seminal Entrepreneurship and Innovation Skills CAN IN FACT BE LEARNED”

The Path from Executive Education to Corporate Innovation

Posted by Ikhlaq Sidhu, December 23rd, 2013 I’m on my way back from Shanghai after being invited to work with a group of Chinese executives on their product innovation and intrapreneurship strategies, using aspects of my newly developed model for professional/executive education. It’s really an exciting model, that I used with Coca-Cola on their beverageContinue reading “The Path from Executive Education to Corporate Innovation”

Get Out of Your Box – in Madrid

Post by Ikhlaq Sidhu I’ve just returned from Madrid, teaching in the final week of our inaugural Global Engineering Leadership Program.  This program extends the content I designed for the Silicon Valley Professional Program, with an Asian and European perspective on technology firm leadership. While the program covers a variety of new and interesting topics,Continue reading “Get Out of Your Box – in Madrid”

How to Build a High Performing Team

If you want to understand how to build a culture and organization for truly “high performance teams”, then take a close look at “Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility” developed at Neflix by Patty McCord and posted by CEO Reed Hastings on Slideshare.  Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg has called it “the most important document ever to comeContinue reading “How to Build a High Performing Team”

Will Korea’s Entrepreneurial Engine Continue to Deliver?

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Policy – Asia Perspective Last month, I hosted our Global Engineering Leadership (GEL) module in Hong Kong, which offered a fascinating perspective on innovation and entrepreneurial policies across Asia, in particular East Asia’s main economies of Korea, Japan and China.  One of Asia’s main business differences relates to the intertwining of family-Continue reading “Will Korea’s Entrepreneurial Engine Continue to Deliver?”

Storytelling for Engineering Leaders

As engineers and engineering leaders, we often forget the important role of “storytelling” in our work.  Usually, this takes the form of a myopic focus on our technology capabilities or markets served.  What we forget is that it won’t matter unless the concept is meaningful to people.  And stories are the medium that humans understandContinue reading “Storytelling for Engineering Leaders”