chapter  6
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Entrepreneurial Leadership : How Schools can Learn from Business Leaders

One of the parents at Grover Cleveland, Oren Milner, was a wealthy fi nancier and advisor for tech start-ups. One Friday evening, at a social get-together, Alheusen told Milner that he envied the freedom and energy of the start-up companies he dealt with, and said he wished he could bring those qualities to his school. Milner asked him a few questions, and realized that the school situation really wasn’t that different from a company: creative employees had ideas that needed to be heard, it required sound leadership, and the fi nances had to be managed effectively. He suggested that he meet with a few of the school leaders.