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This EU funded initiative involved the development of 30 new case studies, one from each of the 27 EU member countries, and one each from Liechtenstein, Norway and Russia. All of these 30 contemporary entrepreneurial case studies are available on this website for teaching purposes. Furthermore, they are available in the five most spoken languages in the EU; English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. Additional case studies already in existence are also available. As the resource centre grows, so too will the number of cases available from the case study library.

This library of case studies aids third level teachers who wish to use a more practice-based action-orientated approach to teaching, which also overcomes time and resource constraints that inhibit lecturers from producing their own case study material for instruction purposes. These European entrepreneurial case studies are freely available to entrepreneurship educators across Europe. This library resource ensures that third level educators can engage students in entrepreneurial thinking and business problem solving that are reflective of the environment in which students live and work.

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Entrepreneurial Quotes:

“Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined” - Peter Drucker

“If I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse” - Henry Ford

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” - William Pollard

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” - Albert Einstein

“Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat” - Peter Drucker

"I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent." - Thomas Edison

“I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” - Richard Branson

"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” - Debbi Fields

"You win by trying, and failing. Test, try, fail, measure, evolve, repeat, persist, …" - Seth Godin

"Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make." - Donald Trump

“People mix up entrepreneurship with risk-taking ...An entrepreneur is a risk-minimizer, an opportunity seeker.” - Peter Farrell

“If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.” - Woody Allen

"An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he'll quickly learn how to chew it.” - Roy Ash

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” - Steve Jobs

"Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming." - Richard Branson

The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.” - James Yorke

“The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future.” - Steve Forbes

“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” - Bill Gates

"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations." - Steve Jobs

“Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.” - Anita Roddick

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