The students had 2 hours to maximize 5 dollars in this Stanford MBA class. Some bought lottery tickets or went to the casino but the winning team made 650 dollars by selling their presentation slot to a local company.
If you had five dollars and two hours, what would you do to make as much money as possible? In this clip, STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig recalls a classroom exercise in creative thinking and entrepreneurship that posed this quandry to student teams. The results were manifold and varied, often taking advantage of locally needed services, niche markets, and valuable time. These in-class experiments contain many valuable lessons on creative thinking in the start-up realm, including skills, ideas, and innovation as assets that always lend value.