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Noam Wasserman

Jorge Paulo and Susanna Lemann Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Founding Director, Founder Central
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PhD, MA, Harvard University; MBA, Harvard Business School; BSE, Penn Engineering; BS, Wharton School of Finance

Noam Wasserman is founding director of USC’s Founder Central initiative. Before returning home to L.A., he was a professor at Harvard Business School for 13 years. His book, The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup, was an Amazon #1 bestseller in Management and won the Academy of Management’s Impact on Practice award. Noam created HBS’s most popular entrepreneurship elective, “Founder’s Dilemmas,” for which he won the Faculty Teaching Award. He also taught the course at Stanford Engineering, where he received a perfect teaching rating. Noam’s research has been published in top academic journals and national periodicals.

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Noam Wasserman () "Life is a Startup: What Founders Can Teach Us about Making Choices and Managing Change ,"  Stanford University Press.
Thomas Hellmann, Noam Wasserman () "The First Deal: The Division of Founder Equity in New Ventures ,"  Management Science  63, 2647-26666.
Noam Wasserman () "The Throne vs. the Kingdom: Founder Control and Value Creation in Startups ,"  Strategic Management Journal  38, 255-277.
Noam Wasserman () ""Centralis" founding-team pivoting exercise ,".
Noam Wasserman () "Founding Team Pitfalls ,"  New York Stock Exchange: The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap, from Concept to IPO, Ch. 3.
Noam Wasserman, Yael Braid () "KCC: Third Time’s the Charm? [case #SCG533 in HBS Publishing system] ,".
Noam Wasserman, Yael Braid () "Lucas' Leaps ,".
Noam Wasserman () "Teaching note for "KCC: Third Time’s the Charm?" case study ,".
Noam Wasserman () "The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup ,"  Princeton University Press.