Transformative Entrepreneurs How Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Muhammad Yunus, and Other Innovators Succeeded

ISBN-10: 0230340261
ISBN-13: 9780230340268
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 209
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Provides a fascinating perspective on those enterprises and entrepreneurs that have changed the landscape of society while highlighting the challenges and excitement of launching new innovative businesses.  Meticulously researched with fresh insights into the entrepreneurial process, Jeffrey Harris brings the in-depth perceptions from his nearly thirty years of venture capital experience to provide a thorough understanding of the transformative ideas and leadership abilities that separate the winners and losers.  From Fred Smith’s Federal Express to Hugh Hefner’s Playboy, and Ted Turner’s CNN to Steve Jobs’ Apple, the pioneering business models and execution skills of the founders come to life providing an inspirational lens for those chasing the dream. Great entrepreneurs included are: Josiah WedgwoodGeorge EastmanHenry FordChristo and Jeane-ClaudeWalt DisneyHugh HefnerSteve JobsHoward SchultzLarry Page and Sergey BrinRobert Swanson and Dr. Herb Boyer

Jeffrey A. Harris is the Managing Director of Energy at Warburg Pincus, NY. During his career, he has worked extensively in the industrial and technology sectors. He is a director of Competitive Power Ventures, ElectroMagnetic GeoServices ASA, Gulf Coast Energy Resources, Knoll, Kosmos Energy, Laredo Petroleum, Osum Oil Sands, Sheridan Production Partners and Spectraseis AG. Mr. Harris served previously on the boards of Bill Barrett Corporation, Newfield Exploration, and Spinnaker Exploration. He is past chairman of the National Venture Capital Association. Currently he is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Cranbrook Educational Community, and a member of the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, Mr. Harris is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses on venture capital and innovation.

Introduction
Changing The Landscape
True Grit
New Horses For Old Courses
Holistic Models
Venturesome Capital
Failure Is An Option
Bad Boys
The Big Whiff
The Epitome of Innovation
Noble Endeavors
Land Of The Free, Home Of The Brave
Government Matters

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