Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.
Innovation comes naturally to Brad Hargreaves, who has co-founded several companies, including the educational institution General Assembly. His latest endeavor is Common, which offers community-based housing on a month-to-month basis. In this podcast episode, Hargreaves discusses what is next for General Assembly and what Common is all about. Tune in to hear these and other highlights:
- How antique furniture at Yale University inspired his first business
- Why seeing General Assembly initially fail to attract interest only pushed Hargreaves and his co-founders further
- How New York City’s culture inspired the creation of Common
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