Bill Aulet

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Bill Aulet is the Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT[1] and Professor of the Practice at the MIT Sloan School of Management[2] and MIT Sloan Executive Education [3]. He is also the author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup.


Bill Aulet is changing the way entrepreneurship is understood, taught and practiced around the world. He is an award-winning educator and author whose current work is built off the foundation of his 25-year successful business career first at IBM and then as a three-time serial entrepreneur. During this time, he directly raised over a hundred million dollars and, more importantly, created hundreds of millions of dollars of shareholder value through his companies. Since 2009, he has been responsible for leading the development of entrepreneurship education across MIT at the Trust Center. His first book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship, released in August 2013, has been translated into 18 languages and has been the content for three online edX courses which have been taken by hundreds of thousands of people in 199 different countries. The accompanying follow on book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook, was released in April 2017. He has widely published in places such as the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, the Boston Globe, the Sloan Management Review, the Kauffman Foundation, Entrepreneur Magazine and more. He has been a featured speaker on shows such as CNBC’s Squawk Box, BBC News, Bloomberg News as well as at events and conferences around the world. He has degrees from Harvard and MIT and is a board member of Mitek Systems (NASDAQ: MITK) and XL Hybrids Inc. (Private) as well as a visiting professor at University of Strathclyde (Scotland). On July 1, 2017, Bill was named a Professor of the Practice at MIT Sloan, the first at the school in the area of entrepreneurship since Alex d’Arbeloff was in July 1, 2003.

Personal life[edit]

A former professional basketball player, Aulet lives in Belmont, Massachusetts with his wife; they have four grown sons. Aulet holds a bachelor’s in engineering from Harvard University and an SM from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Disciplined Entrepreneurship has been converted to versions in (as of July 2017) Arabic, Audio (via Audible), Chinese Orthodox, Chinese Simplied, Croatian, Danish, German, Farsi, Japanese, Korean (where it was named one of the top Economics & Business books of 2014 by the prestigious Kyobo Book Store), Mongolian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese. It has been a best seller in many countries including Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. It has also been the basis of a series of highly successful MIT edX online classes Entrepreneurship 101, Entrepreneurship 102 and Entrepreneurship 103 as well as the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamps which have been held at different locations including MIT, Seoul (South Korea) and Brisbane (Australia).


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