Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship http://www.bizsum.com/ Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:00:22 -0400 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:48:46 -0400 The Start-Up J Curve http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/start-j-curve <div>Author: Love, Howard</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A start-up business often fails because it is unable to evolve from an idea to a growing company to a proven firm. In<strong> The Start-Up J Curve</strong>, Howard Love provides a comprehensive map of the typical start...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Living Proof http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/living-proof <div>Author: von Gootkin, Adam</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Living Proof</strong>, Adam von Gootkin explores the entrepreneurial lessons he has learned as the cofounder of Onyx Spirits Co., LLC. He believes that entrepreneurs must prioritize their independence and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-buying-small-business <div>Author: Ruback, Richard S. | Yudkoff, Royce</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many business professionals dream of entrepreneurial success, but they lack the necessary capital, industry experience, or marketable business ideas to put such a plan into motion. They may also worry about the risk of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Startup Checklist http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/startup-checklist <div>Author: Rose, David S.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There is much more to creating a great business than having a great idea. In <strong>The Startup Checklist</strong>, serial entrepreneur and startup investor David S. Rose explains how to turn a great idea into a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship How Google Works http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-google-works <div>Author: Schmidt, Eric | Rosenberg, Jonathan | Eagle, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>By focusing on the user and creating great products and services, Google rose out of the dot.com phenomenon of the late 1990s to become a historic Internet-based business success story and a global technology leader....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Million Dollar Maverick http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/million-dollar-maverick-0 <div>Author: Weiss, PhD, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Million Dollar Maverick</strong>, Alan Weiss reveals that the most successful entrepreneurs do not take direction from others; they do what they love and they find a way to sell it. They do not chase money;...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Without Their Permission http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/without-their-permission <div>Author: Ohanian, Alexis</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Internet has forever changed the world; it has connected people in ways never before possible and upended traditional business models with grassroots innovation. With a laptop, a good idea, and dedicated effort,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Getting to Like http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting <div>Author: Goldman, Jeremy | Zagat, Ali B.</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Getting to Like</strong>, Jeremy Goldman and Ali B. Zagat encourage people to define themselves in terms of the brands they construct, which are built on their own solid reputations. Therefore, both writers...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Make Your Own Waves http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-your-own-waves <div>Author: Patler, Louis</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Make Your Own Waves</strong>, Louis Patler explains that those starting their own businesses can learn a great deal from the rules followed by Big Wave surfers. Like surfers, successful entrepreneurs must...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Crowdfunding Handbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crowdfunding-handbook <div>Author: Ennico, Cliff</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Crowdfunding is a novel way for small businesses and start-ups to raise funds for new ventures. It broadens the pool of investors for entrepreneurs beyond the typical group of “friends and family.” However, such...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-entrepreneur%E2%80%99s-playbook <div>Author: MacMillan, Ian C. | Thompson, James D.</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton Digital Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A business can generate revenue while producing a product or service that helps cure a social problem. The best way to plan such a business is by taking small steps and preparing for the unexpected. In<strong> The...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Purpose Is Profit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/purpose-profit <div>Author: McLaughlin, Ed "Skip" | Lydecker, Wyn | McLaughlin, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Purpose Is Profit,</strong> Ed “Skip” McLaughlin shares his experiences launching and building two new business ventures. His ventures included a passion project that failed and a business built on his...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Êtes-vous vraiment prêt à changer le monde ? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/etes-vous-vraiment-pret-changer-monde%C2%A0 <div>Author: Kressel, Henry | Winarsky, Norman</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>L’essor rapide de la technologie s’est accompagné de la floraison de nombreuses start-ups, toutes désireuses de créer des produits originaux et innovants pour conquérir une large part de marché. Aujourd’hui, les progrè...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship If You Really Want to Change the World (Chinese) http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/if-you-really-want-change-world-chinese <div>Author: Kressel, Henry | Winarsky, Norman</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The rapid growth and progress of technology has given rise to an abundance of venture businesses, each with the desire to create distinctive and innovative products that answer large market needs. Due to the fast-paced...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship DotCom Secrets http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dotcom-secrets <div>Author: Brunson, Russell</div> <div>Publisher: DotCom Secrets summary</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In today's online world, old-fashioned direct sales strategies have been modified to help people make millions of dollars online. In&nbsp;<strong>DotCom Secrets</strong>, Russell Brunson shows...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Content Inc. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/content-inc <div>Author: Pulizzi, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Traditionally, entrepreneurs have launched products or services in order to start businesses. Today's world is different--successful businesses can be based on creating and distributing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Tough Things First http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tough-things-first <div>Author: Zinn, Ray</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Tough Things First</strong>, Ray Zinn--the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley and former CEO of Micrel Corporation--argues that the most effective entrepreneurs are those with...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship If You Really Want to Change the World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/if-you-really-want-change-world <div>Author: Kressel, Henry | Winarsky, Norman</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">The rapid growth and progress of technology has given rise to an abundance of venture businesses, each with the desire to create distinctive and innovative products that answer large market needs...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Getting Beyond Better http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-beyond-better <div>Author: Martin, Roger L. | Osberg, Sally R.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Over the last 20 years, the&nbsp;<em>social entrepreneurship</em>&nbsp;movement has moved into the mainstream. However, the definition of social entrepreneurship and methods for achieving success...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Unlabel http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unlabel <div>Author: Ecko, Marc</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Unlabel</strong>, author Marc Ecko shares his journey as an entrepreneur, from airbrushing T-shirts in his parents' garage to running a billion-dollar fashion and lifestyle...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Business Romantic http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-romantic <div>Author: Leberecht, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Business Romantic</strong>, author and marketing consultant Tim Leberecht demonstrates that romance is not only essential to leading a meaningful life, but it can be found and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crowdfunder%E2%80%99s-strategy-guide <div>Author: Stegmaier, Jamey</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Online crowdfunding platforms have changed the way creative people can bring their dreams to life. Anybody who is passionate about an idea can initiate a crowdfunding project. On these platforms...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship for the Rest of Us http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/entrepreneurship-rest-us <div>Author: Brown, Paul B.</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">The madcap, fiendishly dedicated entrepreneur has long been a vaunted figure in American mythology. However, successful entrepreneurs tend to follow a different (and much more accessible) set of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Screw the Valley http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/screw-valley <div>Author: Sprinkle, Timothy</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Screw the Valley</strong> is Timothy Sprinkle’s take on the tech startup boom in places outside of the California Bay area. He encourages entrepreneurs to look at other regions of the country when locating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/entrepreneur-roller-coaster <div>Author: Hardy, Darren</div> <div>Publisher: SUCCESS</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster</strong>, Darren Hardy distills what he has learned from studying successful entrepreneurs. Starting a business—riding the entrepreneur roller coaster—starts out with great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Just Run It! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/just-run-it <div>Author: Cross, Dick</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The many books written by CEOs of Fortune 500 companies about running a business actually have little to do with what it takes to run the typical small business. In <strong>Just Run It!</strong>, turn-around specialist...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship #GIRLBOSS http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/girlboss <div>Author: Amoruso, Sophia</div> <div>Publisher: Random House, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In just seven years, self-described former anticapitalism anarchist Sophia Amoruso went from dumpster diving, petty thievery, and hitchhiking her way up and down the West Coast to becoming the CEO of the multimillion...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Rocket Fuel http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rocket-fuel <div>Author: Wickman, Gino | Winters, Mark C.</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Turning a business from an idea into a multimillion-dollar success is challenging. Entrepreneurs often get stuck managing day-to-day activities and cannot focus the energy necessary to take their businesses to the next...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Creator’s Code http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creator%E2%80%99s-code <div>Author: Wilkinson, Amy</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Creators, extraordinary entrepreneurs who have built hugely profitable businesses, share some common traits and practices. Amy Wilkinson has codified these into six essential skills she calls the creator’s code. She...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Mighty Midsized Companies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mighty-midsized-companies <div>Author: Sher, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Mighty Midsized Companies</strong>, consultant and former midsized company CEO Robert Sher discusses the seven “silent growth killers” that can derail or even destroy midsized companies, especially since...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Wisdom of Titans http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wisdom-titans <div>Author: Ferguson, William J.</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Wisdom of Titans</strong>, author William J. Ferguson talks to 11 successful entrepreneurs from a variety of industries--including healthcare, entertainment, real estate,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Sell Local, Think Global http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sell-local-think-global <div>Author: Mizrahi, Olga</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Sell Local, Think Global</strong>, Olga Mizrahi provides an array of cost-effective methods for business owners interested in do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions to increasing sales and creating compelling online...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Moms Mean Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/moms-mean-business <div>Author: Baebler, Erin | Galloway, Lara</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the United States alone, women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men, and many of those women are moms. In <strong>Moms Mean Business</strong>, Erin Baebler and Lara Galloway target moms who want to be...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Affluent Entrepreneur http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/affluent-entrepreneur <div>Author: Snow, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People who are in business for themselves depend on their own creativity and willingness to work hard. In <strong>The Affluent Entrepreneur</strong>, Patrick Snow offers 20 principles, inspirational messages, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship China’s Super Consumers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/china%E2%80%99s-super-consumers <div>Author: Chan, Savio | Zakkour, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With the rapid rise of China’s economy has come a new class of “super consumers” who are ready to assert themselves the way American consumers have over the last century. Already there are more than 500 million online...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Reciprocity Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reciprocity-advantage <div>Author: Johansen, Bob | Ronn, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Looking out over the next decade, Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn see disruptive challenges that demand new thinking. Reciprocity, or exchange for mutual benefit, has always been considered the opposite of doing business....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Shortcut to Prosperity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/shortcut-prosperity <div>Author: Hopkins, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people would like to achieve prosperity, whether this means becoming entrepreneurs, being financially successful, or living fulfilling personal lives. Unfortunately, most people do not acquire the skills needed to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Start at the End http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/start-end <div>Author: Lavinsky, Dave</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When entrepreneurs launch their businesses, they are highly motivated by the prospect of making and keeping them successful. However, initial visualizations of success can quickly give way to a host of day-to-day...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Innovation and Entrepreneurship http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/innovation-and-entrepreneurship <div>Author: Drucker, Peter F.</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Innovation and Entrepreneurship</strong>, Peter F. Drucker introduces the foundations of the entrepreneurial economy. Contrary to popular belief, most of the world’s most successful innovations did not come...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The E-Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/e-factor <div>Author: Reinders, Adrie | Freijsen, Marion</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While entrepreneurs have always faced complex obstacles, today’s digital landscape has introduced an entirely new set of challenges for launching and sustaining successful businesses. In <strong>The E-Factor</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Do Cool Sh*t http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/do-cool-sht <div>Author: Agrawal, Miki</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Contrary to popular belief, it is possible for people to have enjoyable careers and work with like-minded people who share their interests. In <strong>Do Cool Sh*t</strong>, Miki Agrawal, a young, successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Inc. Yourself http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inc-yourself <div>Author: McQuown, Judith H.</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most new entrepreneurs became self-employed because of the near financial collapse of 2008–2009. With downsizing, rightsizing, and streamlining, many found themselves unable to find employment even after a year or more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Successful Acquisitions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/successful-acquisitions <div>Author: Braun, David</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>About three-quarters of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) fail to yield the positive outcomes the initiating companies expected. The failure rate is so high because most M&As are reactive, often impulse buys that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Leading from the Emerging Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-emerging-future <div>Author: Scharmer, Otto | Kaufer, Katrin</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Current ecological and financial disruptions in society have begun to make people question consumer culture and start thinking of the world in terms of deeper human needs. This shift in thinking is a driving force in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Zentrepreneur http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/zentrepreneur <div>Author: Murphy, John J.</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successfully materializing good ideas into great results requires the ability to combine spiritual well-being and positive thinking. In <strong>Zentrepreneur</strong>, award-winning business consultant John Murphy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Run Your Business, Don’t Let It Run You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/run-your-business-don%E2%80%99t-let-it-run-you <div>Author: Mathile, Clay</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Run Your Business, Don’t Let It Run You</strong>, Clay Mathile presents a guide to helping businesses grow using professional management techniques. Drawing deeply from his own personal experiences running...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/heart-smarts-guts-and-luck <div>Author: Tjan, Anthony K. | Harrington, Richard J. | Hsieh, Tsun-yan</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many ingredients go into entrepreneurial success. But the most important is the combination of special traits that characterize the individuals who follow this path. In <strong>Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Just Start http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/just-start <div>Author: Schlesinger, Leonard A. | Kiefer, Charles F. | Brown, Paul B.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Just Start</strong>, Leonard A. Schlesinger, Charles F. Kiefer, and Paul B. Brown explain their step-by-step entrepreneurial guide to achieving success while navigating through uncertain environments. They...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/worthless-impossible-and-stupid <div>Author: Isenberg, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid</strong>, Daniel Isenberg combines over three decades of real-world business experience with an academic background at Harvard Business School and Babson College in an...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Small Business for Big Thinkers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/small-business-big-thinkers <div>Author: Kay, Cynthia</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The misconception that small businesses are merely scaled down versions of big businesses is a dangerous one. Many of the strategies that work well for big businesses are actually counterproductive for small businesses...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-every-angel-investor-wants-you-know <div>Author: Cohen, Brian S. | Kador, John</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As head of the New York Angels investment group, Brian Cohen has evaluated his share of startups. In <strong>What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know</strong>, Cohen puts the reader inside the mind of an angel...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Let’s Close a Deal http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/let%E2%80%99s-close-deal <div>Author: Clifford, Christine</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Let’s Close a Deal</strong>, Christine Clifford takes readers through the steps that lead to closing deals. Each step of the process is documented with examples from Clifford’s career, life, or successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Get Your Business Funded http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/get-your-business-funded <div>Author: Strauss, Steven D.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every business needs money at one point or another in its lifespan. It needs money to get going and keep running, and if it wants to grow, it is going to need even more. Regardless of which phase a business is in,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Custom Nation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/custom-nation <div>Author: Flynn, Anthony | Flynn Vencat, Emily</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Custom Nation</strong>, Anthony Flynn and Emily Flynn Vencat interview innovators and industry leaders from all corners of the global customization revolution to provide a comprehensive guide for anyone...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship SuperBusiness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/superbusiness <div>Author: Doherty, Fraser</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Young entrepreneurs are often viewed as overnight sensations or flukes in the business world. In<strong> SuperBusiness</strong>, Fraser Doherty shows that youth does not always equate with inexperience. He recounts how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Power Stories http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-stories <div>Author: Khoo, Valerie</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a culture flush with social media sound bites and email blasts, many business leaders and entrepreneurs have forgotten the most innate and powerful means of connecting with other people: telling stories. The power...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Rebel Rules http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rebel-rules <div>Author: Conley, Chip</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Doing business has never been more exciting than it is in this era of creative leaders who listen to their guts, communicate well with their employees and their customers, and are willing to rewrite the rules to fit...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Good Fail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-fail <div>Author: Latman, Richard Keith</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Good Fail</strong>, Richard Keith Latman tells the story of his company, Microworkz, and share the lessons he has drawn over time from its failure. Latman defines a “good fail” as one where the learning...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Consulting Bible http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/consulting-bible <div>Author: Weiss, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When bestselling author and marketing consultant Alan Weiss started working on his own in 1985, he established himself as “The Contrarian”—the man most likely to point out that the emperor was wearing no clothes—with...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Everybody’s Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/everybody%E2%80%99s-business <div>Author: Wilson, Dr. Marta</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Everybody’s Business</strong>, Dr. Marta Wilson explores different aspects of business, including performance assessment, the importance of business strategy, and how to sustain productivity, in order to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Everyday Entrepreneur http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/everyday-entrepreneur <div>Author: Basso, Rob | Genn, Adina</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people dream of opening their own businesses, but the entrepreneurs who succeed know how to calculate the risks involved, win investors’ confidence, and persevere through trying times. While many entrepreneurs are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Zennovation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/zennovation <div>Author: Taki, Tomio | Taki, Adam</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Zennovation</strong>, Adam Taki chronicles the career trajectory of his father, Tomio Taki, the leader of a large Japanese conglomerate. An entrepreneur who skillfully leveraged his background and contacts,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship What You Need to Know about Starting a Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-you-need-know-about-starting-business <div>Author: Duncan, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What You Need to Know about Starting a Business</strong>, Kevin Duncan offers would-be entrepreneurs a crash course in setting up any kind of business. He provides advice and tips on everything from refining...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship 6 Secrets to Startup Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/6-secrets-startup-success <div>Author: Bradberry, John</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most entrepreneurs believe passionately in their ideas, yet most new businesses fail within a few years of launching. In <strong>6 Secrets to Startup Success</strong>, John Bradberry explains that entrepreneurial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Entrepreneur Equation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/entrepreneur-equation <div>Author: Roth, Carol</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many business self-help books assume that anyone can be an entrepreneur. Those who have built businesses know there is no magic plan to create a business that makes a million dollars a day. In <strong>The Entrepreneur...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Double Double http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/double-double <div>Author: Herold, Cameron</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Double Double</strong>, Cameron Herold offers a detailed plan for entrepreneurs who wish to double the size of their companies’ revenues and profits within three years. The steps he describes are simple,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Cannibal Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/cannibal-capitalism <div>Author: Hill, Michael C.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Michael Hill was a custom home builder with a company valued at $47 million when the subprime crisis hit and the nation’s housing market tanked. In 2008, Hill found himself in bankruptcy court. He realized that the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship How to Sell Anything to Anyone Anytime http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-sell-anything-anyone-anytime <div>Author: Kahle, Dave</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Too often salespeople get mired in the details of a deal and the product they are touting and forget to focus on the key component of a transaction—the customer. In <strong>How to Sell Anything to Anyone Anytime...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Fearless Referrals http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fearless-referrals <div>Author: Anderson, Matt</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Quality customer referrals may be one of the most valuable forms of marketing for any business, but mastering the art of asking for referrals is daunting for many people. For some, asking for and managing referrals...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Self-Made Myth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/self-made-myth <div>Author: Miller, Brian | Lapham, Mike</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Self-Made Myth</strong>, Brian Miller and Mike Lapham examine the widespread belief that successful people in America are “self-made,” with little outside help. While hard work, creativity, and sacrifice...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Make Your Own Rules http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-your-own-rules <div>Author: Rogers, Wayne | Young, Josh</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Make Your Own Rules</strong>, Wayne Rogers, former star of the TV series M*A*S*H, says that the fundamental structure of the economy has been radically altered. Government regulations favor big business and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship EntreLeadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/entreleadership <div>Author: Ramsey, Dave</div> <div>Publisher: Howard Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>EntreLeadership</strong>, Dave Ramsey teaches aspiring business owners and leaders about all aspects of running a business. EntreLeaders are a combination of entrepreneurs and leaders who lead with the power...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-small-business-warren-buffett-would-love <div>Author: Brownlee, Adam</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love</strong>, Adam Brownlee covers basic principles and concepts that any owner or would-be owner of a small business will want to consider. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Business Owner's Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-owners-guide-reading-and-understanding-financial-statements <div>Author: Epstein, Lita</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Business Owner's Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements</strong>, Lita Epstein presents a guide for business owners to gain a better working knowledge of what exactly goes into the three...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Startup Weekend http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/startup-weekend <div>Author: Nager, Marc | Nelsen, Clint | Nouyrigat, Franck</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What began as a casual conversation during a weekend road trip has evolved into a global phenomenon. Startup Weekend has hosted more than 300 events in over 55 different countries. More than 34,000 people have attended...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Net Profit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/net-profit <div>Author: Soskin, David</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his book, <strong>Net Profit</strong>, experienced Internet expert David Soskin aims to help budding Internet entrepreneurs and investors through the traps and pitfalls of building an online business. The book...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Greater Goal http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/greater-goal <div>Author: Jennings, Ken | Hyde, Heather</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Greater Goal</strong>, authors Ken Jennings and Heather Hyde utilize a unique approach to educate readers: imparting valuable leadership lessons through a compelling fictional narrative. Reading more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Self-Made Me http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/self-made-me <div>Author: Burch, Geoff</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Why would an adult hand themselves over to be managed by someone else? That is the question posed by author Geoff Burch in his self-employment how-to book, <strong>Self-Made Me</strong>. According to Burch, working in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Small Business Smarts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/small-business-smarts <div>Author: O'Leary, Steve | Sheehan, Kim | Lentz, Sterling</div> <div>Publisher: Praeger</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although small businesses are in stiff competition with big box, large-franchise corporations that have multi-million-dollar marketing budgets, social media can help level the playing field. Social media sites such as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship American Wheels Chinese Roads http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/american-wheels-chinese-roads <div>Author: Dunne, Michael J.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Michael Dunne is an American businessman with over 20 years of experience working in China in the automotive industry, initially as an industry consultant and more recently as an investment advisor. In <strong>American...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Click Millionaires http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/click-millionaires <div>Author: Fox, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Click Millionaires</strong>, Scott Fox shows readers that by correctly identifying an online niche market where an audience has unmet needs, an entrepreneur can establish a profitable business with products...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Start-Up Nation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/start-nation <div>Author: Senor, Dan | Singer, Saul</div> <div>Publisher: Twelve</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Established in 1948, the nation of Israel is comparably very young. It also faces daunting challenges, surrounded by hostile nations, facing an Arab boycott, and boasting few natural resources. Yet today Israel is a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship It's Your Biz http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/its-your-biz <div>Author: Solovic, Susan Wilson | Kadin, Ellen</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A large number of people start businesses every day, and many more dream about becoming their own bosses. All of these people are talented and skilled, and they have great ideas; but, without a strong knowledge about...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Consulting Basics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/consulting-basics <div>Author: Gendelman, Joel</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While businesses are struggling with economic problems in today’s market, jobs are changing, and employment is unstable. Professionals are grappling with thoughts concerning whether they should strike out on their own...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Full of Bull http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/full-bull <div>Author: McClellan, Stephen T.</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Full of Bull</strong>, McClellan uses his thirty-two years of experience as a securities analyst on Wall Street to help individual investors decode the Street’s confusing advice and make better investment...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Kick Your Own Ass http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kick-your-own-ass <div>Author: Johnson, Robert Early</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Kick Your Own Ass</strong>, Robert Early Johnson presents a guide for salespeople to change the arc of their potential and perform better in their careers. The title is meant to evoke the idea of achieving...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Army of Entrepreneurs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/army-entrepreneurs <div>Author: Prosek, Jennifer</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Businesses face a tough financial landscape today. To complicate matters further, the economy does not always function in a predictable or recognizable fashion. Large, well-established companies have faced great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Conquer the Chaos http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/conquer-chaos <div>Author: Mask, Clate | Marineau, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most small business owners start their businesses in order to become their own boss, and to free themselves from the confines of a corporate job. What entrepreneurs tend to find is that once they are free from a 9-5...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Invisible Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/invisible-capital <div>Author: Rabb, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Few concepts in the United States are as deeply rooted as the American Dream. Hard work, determination, a willingness to take risks – these are the qualities needed to succeed, at least in the common narrative....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fundamentals-enterprise-risk-management <div>Author: Hampton, John J.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For many years, managers analyzed risks separately, without considering how they affected the business entity as a whole. In many cases, risk management was handled by the company’s chief financial officer, who often...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Capitalism 4.0 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/capitalism-40 <div>Author: Kaletsky, Anatole</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>During the time following the economic crisis of 2007-09, many warned that the entire U.S. economic system was doomed to fail. In <strong>Capitalism 4.0</strong>, author Anatole Kaletsky argues that this crisis was...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The New Secrets of CEOs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-secrets-ceos <div>Author: Tappin, Steve | Cave, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>CEOs face a life that not many people have the opportunity to experience. Not only are they in a position to effect great change, but as leaders of companies, they also have an incredible amount of responsibility and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Price Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/price-advantage <div>Author: Baker, Walter L. | Marn, Michael V. | Zawada, Craig C.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The <strong>Price Advantage</strong>, written by Walter Baker, Michael Marn, and Craig Zawada, outlines how to initiate and maintain appropriate pricing in order to effectively increase profits. By taking advantage of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Perfect Selling http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/perfect-selling <div>Author: Richardson, Linda</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A successful sales call takes talent and effort. Marketing, sales strategy, preparation, technical expertise, business knowledge, keeping pace with technology, fast access to accurate information, drive, and the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Pricing for Profit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pricing-profit <div>Author: Furtwengler, Dale</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Who has never fretted that raising prices will cause a business to fail? Even those who know their products are the best may feel trapped by industry pricing if they do not know how to quantify and communicate value....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Doing Business in China http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/doing-business-china <div>Author: Plafker, Ted</div> <div>Publisher: Business Plus</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the past few years, China has transformed itself into a powerful, consumer-oriented culture, and many Western companies have flocked to China to take advantage of this new marketplace. However, entrepreneurs from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Upstarts! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/upstarts <div>Author: Fenn, Donna</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Upstarts!</strong> by Donna Fenn describes a generation uniquely primed for entrepreneurship due to its native familiarity with digital media, its creativity, and the family and educational cultures which have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Chasing the Rabbit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/chasing-rabbit <div>Author: Spear, Steven J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Chasing the Rabbit</strong>, Steven J. Spear explores the characteristics of organizations that are consistently leaders in their field. In business, it is common to see industries in which one or two...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Selling to the C-Suite http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/selling-c-suite <div>Author: Read, Nicholas A. C. | Bistritz, Stephen J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Since the early 1990s, rapidly advancing technologies and an increasingly savvy consumer market have threatened to make the traditional salesperson’s role irrelevant. The old role of sales—showing customers why one...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Risk Takers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/risk-takers <div>Author: Martin, Renee | Martin, Don</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Starting a business, keeping it going through the inevitable ups and downs of the business cycle, and making it wildly successful are all part of the American Dream. However, being a small business owner is also a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Street Smarts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/street-smarts <div>Author: Franklin, William H.</div> <div>Publisher: Georgia State University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The premature arrival of the future is a major problem for business managers. Most businesses are involved in what happened yesterday rather than in managing what will happen tomorrow. Today is all that you can control...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship We Are All Self-Employed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/we-are-all-self-employed <div>Author: Hakim, Cliff</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This second edition of Cliff Hakim’s bestseller, <strong>We Are All Self-Employed</strong>, is not about starting a business. It is instead, about challenging and influencing our beliefs about work - an empowering...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship What Were They Thinking? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-were-they-thinking <div>Author: McMath, Robert M. | Forbes, Thom</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every year, more and more new products are created, backed by marketing plans, focus groups tests, and advertising campaigns. But according to one study, only 1 out of 671 new product ideas ever reaches the market and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Eternal Venture Spirit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/eternal-venture-spirit <div>Author: Tateisi, Kazuma</div> <div>Publisher: Productivity Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Big-business syndrome can be recognized by a highly centralized and bloated bureaucracy, an increasing number of meetings merely to reach decisions, and interdepartmental transference of problems. Tateisi first noticed...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Made it in China http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/made-it-china <div>Author: Jeal, Graham | Cann, Simon</div> <div>Publisher: MII Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>If you're going to do business in China, then you need to go to China.</span><span> You must be on the ground conducting business on a day-to-day basis.</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Success Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/success-effect <div>Author: Eckberg, John</div> <div>Publisher: Sterling & Ross</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Trump.</span><span> Gestner.</span><span> Chopra.</span><span> Zell.</span><span> Springer.</span><span> Those are just some of the names in The Success Effect, a...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Outsmart! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/outsmart <div>Author: Champy, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Companies that can outsmart the competition know who they are, where they want to be, and how to get there. They are constantly seeking new ways to be distinctive and competitive, are inclined to action, and are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Starfish and the Spider http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/starfish-and-spider <div>Author: Brafman, Ori1,2 | Beckstrom, Rod A.2</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Starfish and the Spider</strong>, entrepreneurs Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom offer that organizations fall into two categories: traditional “spiders,” which have a rigid hierarchy and a top-down...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship 8 Patterns of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/8-patterns-highly-effective-entrepreneurs <div>Author: Bowers, Brent</div> <div>Publisher: Brent Powers, Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"><span>So you think you're an entrepreneur?</span><span> Do you have a vision?</span><span> Are you passionate about this vision of yours?</span><span> Do you believe that...</span></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Millionaire Maker's Guide to Creating a Cash Machine for Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/millionaire-makers-guide-creating-cash-machine-life <div>Author: Langemeier, Loral</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Entrepreneurship surrounds us every day. New businesses and ventures are the pulse of wealth around the world. The fact of the matter is that just about every product or service we use nowadays is a symbol of bravery....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Emerging Markets Century http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/emerging-markets-century <div>Author: van Agtmael, Antoine1</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Twenty-five years ago, most knowledgeable investors would not have dreamed of putting even a tiny portion of respectable capital into shares of “Third World” countries. Since then, a number of these countries have gone...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Trust Your Gut http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trust-your-gut <div>Author: Robinson, Lynn A.</div> <div>Publisher: Kaplan Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Intuition can be described as insight, instinct, or a hunch. There are two thoughts about where intuition comes from. The first is that intuition is a synthesis of prior knowledge — a blend of logic, experience, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship How to Almost Make a Million Dollars http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-almost-make-million-dollars <div>Author: Leeds, Robert X.</div> <div>Publisher: Epic Publishing Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>How to Almost Make a Million Dollars recounts the author's hilarious odyssey towards becoming the successful person and entrepreneur that he is today.</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Productive Narcissist http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/productive-narcissist <div>Author: Maccoby, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For our age of rapid social and economic change, author Michael Maccoby proposes a new paradigm of leadership, one that is based on a classic Freudian personality trait – narcissism. Challenging prevailing theories of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Success Built to Last http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/success-built-last <div>Author: Porras, Jerry | Emery, Stewart | Thompson, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton School Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>People who make an impact doing what matters most to them have the potential for enduring success. Some of the world’s most enduringly successful people have become so by harvesting their failures and summoning the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Succeed on Your Own Terms http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/succeed-your-own-terms <div>Author: Greenberg, Herb | Sweeney, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All successful individuals maintain a defining quality that sets them apart, and often, a clear vision of their own success. Those who know what motivates people and who have a clear sense of purpose and meaning in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Lesson from the Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lesson-edge <div>Author: Matthews, Jana | Davis, Jeff | Economy, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Most entrepreneurs and business owners are terrified of losing their companies that they built with years of blood, sweat, and tears.</span><span> Although there...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Small Giants http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/small-giants <div>Author: Burlingham, Bo</div> <div>Publisher: The Penguin Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Earning a good return on investment or just being big does not equal great. “Small Giants” want to be great at what they do. They aim to provide a great place to work, offer great customer service, maintain great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Billy, Alfred, and General Motors http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/billy-alfred-and-general-motors <div>Author: Johnson, Lydia Brown</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the 1950s, GM was a juggernaut, dominating every market it entered and influencing American manufacturing, marketing, and even society like no other company, before nor since. Now, as the company approaches its...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Hershey http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hershey <div>Author: D'Antonio, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Not only does the name Hershey mean chocolate to America and the world, it also signifies an inspiring and uniquely successful experiment in humanistic capitalism—one that has produced a business empire devoted to a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Art of the Start http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-start <div>Author: Kawasaki, Guy</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For entrepreneurs, or anyone inspired to start something -- be it a new business, new product, new service, or a new organizational division – it’s easy to get bogged down in theory and unnecessary details which hinder...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Number http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/number <div>Author: Eisenberg, Lee</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Secretly, many people agonize over whether they have enough money put away in order to survive the rest of their lives as they age and “downshift” in jobs toward retirement. According to author Lee Eisenberg, tens of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Beyond Code http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-code <div>Author: Setty, Rajesh</div> <div>Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a world of specialization--by both businesses and the people who work in them, it should not be a surprise that business books are also becoming more specialized and directed towards a more narrow audience. With...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Nobodies to Somebodies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nobodies-somebodies <div>Author: Han, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Nobodies to Somebodies </strong>is a fascinating peek into the early lives and career decisions of one hundred of the most influential leaders in the world today. The interviewees include an amazing variety of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship How to Change The World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-change-world <div>Author: Bornstein, David</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>This book documents the true and inspiring stories of the Ashoka fellows - bright, energetic, and creative individuals who are leaders in a growing citizen (non-profit)...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/100-absolutely-unbreakable-laws-business-success <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Human potential expert Brian Tracy has applied many laws of effective self development to the field of business and created a fascinating and easily understandable guide that can enhance both your personal and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Venture Catalyst http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/venture-catalyst <div>Author: Laurie, Donald L.</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An overwhelming majority of corporations that reach the Fortune 50 succumb to a declining growth rate from which they are unable to recover. The primary reason for this "Fortune 50 stall" is a decrease in the kind of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Free Agent Nation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/free-agent-nation <div>Author: Pink, Daniel H.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>William Whyte’s “Organization Man”-“[The] ones of our middle class who have left home, spiritually as well as physically, to take the vows of organization life …who are the mind and soul of our great self-perpetuating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Mind of the CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mind-ceo <div>Author: Garten, Jeffrey E.</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>CEOs of global corporations are not as powerful as people have been led to believe. The real e-commerce wars will be fought among traditional corporate giants. Many global CEOs know less than they think they do about...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship 24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/24-essential-lessons-investment-success <div>Author: O'Neil, William J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Take investment lessons from the expert. O'Neil started out with $500 just out of college, and by age 30 had purchased a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and opened his own investment management research firm. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship Selling the Invisible http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/selling-invisible <div>Author: Beckwith, Harry</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A classic book on marketing services, with hundreds of quick, practical, easy-to-read sections; perfect for picking up anytime throughout your day. Beckwith tells you in simple and plain language why focus groups don't...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship The Invisible Work Force http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/invisible-work-force <div>Author: Lozano, Beverly</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The woman who sews pockets in her home in Italy, the family that sells groceries from the window of their house in Chile, and the Silicon Valley computer programmer who uses her spare bedroom to write programs for a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Entrepreneurship