What's Working in Washington

What's Working in Washington - Ep 241 - Teaching business students how to fail - Jim Liew

Jim Liew, co-founder of tech firm SoKat and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Business School, discusses how the D.C. region's universities are teaching entrepreneurs to take advantage of new technologies, like blockchain, AI, and machine learning. Perhaps more important, however, is how universities are teaching entrepreneurial students to get up after they fail, and learn from their mistakes.

What's Working in Washington
00:09:03 6/14/2018

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