Author @ Aaron Dinin

I teach in Duke University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship program and founded RocketBolt. I write about startups, pedagogy, entrepreneurship, engineering, and poetry. They’re all related, I promise.

Maybe We’re All Anonymous

A Note from Aaron: I published this post on my old blog when I was in my 20s and thought I knew more than I did. When launching my new site, I could either trash old content like this or port it over. I decided to port it over as a personal archive and reminder of […]

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  • I had 6 p-frosh ask if they could sit-in on today’s #learningtofail class, so I challenged my @dukeinnovation students to take them around campus and show them the best parts about being #dukestudents. My goal was to remind my current students about all the amazing opportunities they take for granted and often overlook when they get too focused on the #dailygrind of being students and entrepreneurs. Also, I wanted to see how many students I could get to #ridethecamel 🐪😁 #entrepreneurship #innovation #letsgoduke
  • Now this is what I call #puppylove 😁😁😁😁 #wheatenterrier #wheatenlove #steak
  • Helping @mackenziedrazan with her #learningtofail challenge for @dukeinnovation class taught by me #entrepreneurship
  • Helping @seanshank_redempsean with his #learningtofail challenge for an @dukeinnovation class taught by me! (Mostly because I love his Instagram handle.)
  • Today’s challenge is for my class to get other people to take selfies with them and post it to their social media accounts with the following message: “Helping @c_proctor23 with his #learningtofail challenge for an @dukeinnovation class taught by @aarondinin #entrepreneurship”. What do you think of the first one?
  • “Your social media is your brand.” - @ndotsmitty (#thepeopleschamp) guest lecturing in my @dukeinnovation #socialmediamarketing course.
  • Today’s #parenting failure challenge: sneak a #lovie into your #kids daycare classroom before nap time without being seen. #parententrepreneur #learningtofail #innovation #daddy #daddyslittlegirl
  • It was raining during class on Monday so, instead of sending them around campus like usual, I challenged my @dukeinnovation students to complete 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles in one hour. **SPOILER ALERT** They didn’t get close. #learningtofail #entrepreneur #innovation #puzzle #arewefive
  • Today’s #entrepreneur lesson from my @dukeinnovation class: in #entrepreneurship, you often have to pursue goals using a non-traditional set of resources. To simulate this challenge, I gave each student a pack of @starburst and told them to go buy breakfast with it. Amazingly, almost everyone came back with food! #innovation #entrepreneurmindset #startup #hustle #learningtofail  #passthebacon
  • #theresnoplacelikehome #goduke
  • Happy first day of #socialmarketing class @dukeuniversity. Let’s see how many of my students hate me by the end of the semester #FDOC #entrepreneur #innovation
  • #learningtofail is back. Today’s challenge for my new batch of @dukeinnovation students: bring me a snowball, a tire, and a lock of someone’s hair. I wanted to test their #entrepreneurmindset. Got some interesting and unexpected results #innovation #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #failure

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