Are you a Start up founder and want a crash course on business?
Are you interested in learning about the latest ideas in Business Management, Program Coordination, Business Strategy, Design thinking, Corporate Finance and more?
Are you interested in MBA content but don't have the time to make the commitment?
Are you interested in meeting and networking with others who share your ambition and goals?
Do you have then entrepreneurship "bug" and want to work with a team in a supportive environment to design and launch new businesses?
Join us. It'll be fun and you will learn a lot! Many business schools have free online versions of their core classes, hundreds of great business books are easily obtained from the library, and you can pack your schedule solely with business talks, conferences and workshops. You don't need to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars to acquire all the skills, knowledge and connections that a traditional business school teaches.
What's a DIY MBA?
A DIY MBA is just that, you Do It Yourself. Our group is here to support you in your own personal learning objectives and to hold you accountable to your goals. This might include a business book club, taking free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) together, supporting peers in each other’s personal development goals, or participating in a business hackathon or business design team.
The most important thing the DIY MBA program will give you is a support network for co-learning and to hold you accountable to your goals and objectives.
Who are you and why are you doing this?
My name is Shuai and after I left my job as the Executive Director of an amazing San Francisco nonprofit, I decided that I wanted to learn more about running a business before I start my own social enterprise. I've already spent 20 years in traditional school, earning two bachelors degrees from MIT as well as a graduate degree from Stanford. I don't really feel like going into debt to learn things that I can learn for free or at low cost. I have experience deliberately building community, facilitating workshops and events, participating in peer mentoring and support groups, and coordinating large scale education efforts. I am looking for a group of people who I can share this DIY MBA journey with and hope that you will join me.