My name is Jim Hart and I love to develop games for the arts entrepreneurship classroom. Jim Hart, Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at SMUThis site offers some of the games I have designed. I’ll be posting a new game each week for the next 34 weeks.

Feel free to explore and use these games for your own purposes. If you do, please let me know and share your experience. I am sure I can learn from your input. Click the following link to read all about “Why Games?

Have fun!

Jim Hart

Director of Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU, Meadows School of the Arts

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Dallas Innovates Article

D Magazine’s “Dallas Innovates” posted a piece today on my new book, “Classroom Exercises for Entrepreneurship.”

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Book is Published Now

I’m so happy to share that my book “Classroom Exercises for Entrepreneurship: A cross-disciplinary approach” is now published and available for purchase!

The publisher, Edward Elgar, Ltd., has created an exclusive 35% discount offer for you to take advantage of for 1 month only. At checkout via the Edward Elgar website, enter ‘VIP35‘ before you check out. This offer is only valid for 1 copy per person, is not for use by institutional libraries or booksellers.

Follow THIS LINK to gain an insight into some of the 65 exercises, tips and the structure of the book.

Thank you for your support,

James Hart

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Critical Acclaim for Book

My book release date is coming up quickly. Please note that Amazon.com is currently taking pre-orders. In April, simultaneously, the book will be released in hardback, paperback, and e-book versions–all at different price points.

The critical acclaim that my book is receiving with its initial reviews is humbling, to say the least. To read some of the comments from my heroes in the field of Entrepreneurship is something I am so honored by.

You can view their comments via the publisher’s website (Edward Elgar Publishing), but for the east of reading, I have posted comments here:

Critical Acclaim:

‘This book provides a wealth of in-class exercises to engage students in all aspects of the entrepreneurial process. I found great comfort in using a resource that Continue reading

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This past week, I was honored with a 3rd place national prize for my experiential exercise “Have a classmate tell your story.” This exercise can be found on this site.

Thank you, all, for your continued support. Updates on my book will be posted soon.



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Book Released in April

Please take a moment to see my upcoming book information and the newly released book cover! You can click on the cover to see information from the publisher’s website (Edward Elgar, Ltd.).

James Hart Book Cover

Thank you for your support!

Jim Hart

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Update on Book 2

The following is an update on my book Classroom Exercises for Entrepreneurship: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach.

The book, being published by Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., includes 65 original exercises to teach entrepreneurship. With a structure offering games, simulations demonstrations and exercises, numerous entrepreneurial topics are explored to help instructors offer experiential exercises in their classrooms.

Now the book is making its way through the publishing process. The editor has approved it, the cover has been chosen and the marketing text written. The book has been assigned to a desk editor and passed along to a copyeditor.

I’m excited about this process and appreciate your interest in the book’s development and progress. Readers, like you, have made this book possible.

If you are an educator and have used exercises from this blog, I would love to know what school you represent.

Thanks for checking in often,


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USASBE Podcast Interview

I recently participated in an interview for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) podcast. I spoke about how entrepreneurship is a creative process, experiential exercises, the importance of play,  and what business students can learn from the arts.

Thanks for checking it out and sharing your thoughts!

Podcast Interview: http://apple.co/2zO4i4O


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