Professor and author Karan Girotra teaches you strategies to de-risk new initiatives, whether you’re launching a new product or implementing a new idea.
Karan Girotra is an award-winning Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management (OTIM) in the Johnson School and at Cornell Tech at Cornell University and was featured in Poets and Quants’ 40 under 40 best business professors list.
In addition to his academic work, Karan was one of the founders of Terrapass Inc., which the New York Times identified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005. Since then, Terrapass has helped businesses and individuals reduce over hundred million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Karan has consulted with multiple Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon, Google, and Johnson & Johnson. His students have gone on to found more than 50 venture-backed companies. His book, The Risk-Driven Business Model, is one of the best-performing books dedicated to business model construction and strategy.
Any senior decision maker looking to build new business ventures within the constraints of a large organization.
PMs will learn to assess feasibility, viability, and desirability of a product before investing a team's resources.
Build your own venture, or one within your company, through the application of a rigorous de-risking methodology.
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Boost Success Through Experimentation
April 18 - May 3, 2022
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