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The Blog is organized by Categories that relate to (1) each week's activities and (2) specific assignments. They're in the Right Sidebar under the "Categories" caption.
The first category - About the Course: Essentials and Errata - includes all the Course's administrative details. In the "Welcome Aboard" post, you'll find the Course Syllabus. Several other posts give you some tips and tricks for "prospering" in the course and throughout your business education.
The next three categories are about the Business Plan Project. This is a major part of the course and gets several categories of its own. The "All About It" category fills you in on the project's purpose and how it's to be done.
Don't skip over the "Business Plan Project: Requirements and Submission" post. There you'll find a download for the "Business Plan Project Materials." It's mandatory reading material.
The Business Plan Project is done in two submissions. First is the "Concept" submission and last, but not least, is the "Final" Plan submission. Each submission gets a category of its own.
The next category describes the world-famous, nationally-acclaimed Elevator Pitch Competition. This is an extra-credit opportunity open to all the teams. It's held during the course's last (10th) week, so you probably can skip most of this category's posts until then.
The "Hot Topics and Other Interesting Stuff" category will have a few posts about current events related to what we're studying. Check here frequently for what's happening out there in the real world.
We know you'll want to show off how much you've learned, so we'll have a few quizzes and a couple of examinations so you can do that. The "Quizzes and Exams" category explains how you'll get to strut your stuff.
A big part of your business education will be "case studies." We're going to introduce you to analyzing and presenting business cases. These are more team tasks where you'll apply the theories and ideas you've learned to real-world settings. "The Cases" category tells you how to write a "case-brief" and present it as well.
The next Nine Categories correspond to the topics we'll study each week. Each category includes my lecture notes and PowerPoint slides along with things to emphasize (and de-emphasize) in your text book readings.
There's a lot more information on the Blog as well. Success in business comes from making informed decisions. This means constantly staying up-to-date. The Blog links you to some of the leading sources of business information. Start reading these now and keep reading them every day of your business career.