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Paper helicopters teach successful business practices

Students learn basics of entrepreneurship, management while folding, flying prototypes
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Running a business to produce a successful product and profit is challenging. Dr. D. Keith Denton, professor of management at Missouri State University, uses paper airplanes and helicopters to teach his students the basics of management, human resources, profit and loss, supply chains, quality control and more.

“To be successful, you have to understand who your clients are and what their needs are,” said Denton. “I allow them (my students) to make mistakes. I believe that’s how they really learn. As you go along, you get better at something.”

For more information, contact Denton at (417) 836-5573.

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