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Sometimes we have the feeling that academia is not ready to teach entrepreneurship. Rigid structures, vertical relations, grading-biased behavior of students who want to be as efficient as possible to get rid of activities as soon as they can. Tina Odinsky-Zec knows all that, and from her position at Zagreb School of Economics and Management, she challenges consolidated academic practices and tries to change the mindset of students towards entrepreneurship. How? By “getting them to think slower, giving them different creative hurdles to climb, different collaborative exercises in the classroom to make it fun, to make it team bonding and give space to ideas that otherwise would be unspoken”. Her story with socially responsible businesses started when she was 5. “My father had a pharmacy that was born in the same year that I was and I can tell you that as much as he made profit, he have back to community. He was pushing healthy lifestyle. Even though he was a pharmacist, he thought people were overmedicated. He was always trying to balance the business with his mission towards community, so for me it was natural to always look at what businesses were doing for themselves and the community”. In our last talk in Croatia, we had the chance to speak to Tina and understand the dynamics that help shape the country’s new generation of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship-enablers. We heard her thoughts about the local ecosystem, what inspires her, the experience of teaching entrepreneurship in Croatia and the region, the importance of role models in the process and how she manages to “add fun to fundamentals”.Read more