Disciplined Entrepreneurship

Author: Bill Aulet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118720814
Format: PDF, Kindle
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24 Steps to Success! Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product. It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated, comprehensive, and proven 24-step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply. You will learn: Why the “F” word – focus – is crucial to a startup’s success Common obstacles that entrepreneurs face – and how to overcome them How to use innovation to stand out in the crowd – it’s not just about technology Whether you’re a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Disciplined Entrepreneurship gives you the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want. Author Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For more please visit http://disciplinedentrepreneurship.com/

Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook

Author: Bill Aulet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119365791
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The essential companion to the book that revolutionized entrepreneurship Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook provides a practical manual for working the 24-step framework presented in Disciplined Entrepreneurship. Unlocking key lessons and breaking down the steps, this book helps you delve deeper into the framework to get your business up and running with a greater chance for success. You'll find the tools you need to sharpen your instinct, engage your creativity, work through hardship, and give the people what they want—even if they don't yet know that they want it. Real-world examples illustrate the framework in action, and case studies highlight critical points that can make or break you when your goal is on the line. Exercises and assessments help you nail down your strengths, while pointing out areas that could benefit from reinforcement—because when it comes to your business, "good enough" isn't good enough—better is always better. Disciplined Entrepreneurship transformed the way that professionals think about starting a company, and this book helps you dig into the proven framework to make your business dreams a reality. Delve deeper into the 24 steps to success Innovate, persevere, and create the product people want Internalize lessons learned from real-world entrepreneurs Test your understanding with exercises and case studies The book also includes new material on topics the author has found to be extremely useful in getting the most value out of the framework including Primary Market Research, Windows of Opportunity and Triggers. The book also introduces the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Canvas to track your progress on this journey. Starting a company is a serious undertaking, with plenty of risk and sacrifice to go around—so why not minimize the risk and make the outcome worth the sacrifice? Author Bill Aulet's 24-step framework is proven to build a successful business; the key is in how well you implement it. Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook helps you master the skills, tools, and mindset you need to get on your path to success.

From Science to Startup

Author: Anil Sethi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319304240
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book charts the experiences, pitfalls and knowledge behind leading scientific ideas to successful startups. Written by one of Switzerland's top serial entrepreneurs, this book is a must-read for scientists and academicians who want to see their idea turn into a product and change the market. It is also pertinent for finance and business professionals who aspire to become technology entrepreneurs. Starting with personal qualities of an entrepreneur, Anil Sethi discusses successful ideas, technology evaluation, team formation, patents and investor expectations. To guide the entrepreneur, this book also analyzes deal closing, equity conversion and ideal exit strategies to follow. Ultimately Anil Sethi reveals the 'inside track' which helps understand what drives entrepreneurs and what they wouldn't admit.

Enhancing Entrepreneurial Excellence

Author: Robert A. Baron
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781952094
Format: PDF, Docs
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'Enhancing Entrepreneurial Excellence is a fascinating and valuable treatise on how entrepreneurs achieve the transformation of an idea into a product that is successful in the marketplace. It is practical but well-grounded in the academic research. The book explains the tools that entrepreneurs need to be successful and displays the passion of the author, Robert Baron, to help more entrepreneurs become "engines of change" in order to improve human life. The book is a must read for all scholars of entrepreneurship and aspiring entrepreneurs.' – Michael A. Hitt, Texas A&M University, US The field of entrepreneurship has long pondered the following question: Why, despite their high levels of motivation, effort and commitment, do so many entrepreneurs fail? This innovative volume tackles the complex question of entrepreneurial success, identifying the essential tools necessary for converting ideas into reality and offering concrete means for acquiring and strengthening those tools. Though entrepreneurial success or failure can be partly attributed to external considerations such as market fluctuations and competitor activity, Robert A. Baron argues that the individual entrepreneur is often crucial in determining whether an idea succeeds or fails. Using current, concrete data, the author demonstrates the critical importance of the entrepreneur's skills, knowledge and other personal resources to the outcome of his or her entrepreneurial undertakings. Written in a clear and vibrant style, this groundbreaking book offers both a detailed breakdown of the personal attributes that foster entrepreneurial success as well as helpful suggestions for achieving and enhancing those same attributes in one's own search for entrepreneurial excellence. Professors and students of entrepreneurship, as well as their peers in other innovation-based fields such as engineering and the sciences, will find this book an invaluable resource for both the study and practice of successful entrepreneurship.

Harvard Business Review on Succeeding as an Entrepreneur

Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422172260
Format: PDF, ePub
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If you need the best practices and ideas for launching new ventures—but don’t have time to find them—this book is for you. Here are nine inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place. This collection of HBR articles will help you: • Zero in on your most promising prospects • Set a clear direction for your start-up • Test and revise your assumptions along the way • Tackle risks that could sabotage your efforts • Carve out opportunities in emerging markets • Launch a start-up within your company • Hand over the reins when it’s time

Unleash Your Inner Company

Author: John Chisholm
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 162634213X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discover Your Unique Advantages—Shape and Grow Them into a Successful Business Unleash Your Inner Company provides an innovative, proven, step-by-step process for anyone who aspires to start and grow their own business. Author John Chisholm—president of the worldwide MIT Alumni Association—brings an insider’s view that distills three decades of successful, serial entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. His book combines practical principles, entertaining anecdotes, deep insights, challenging exercises, and illuminating graphics to guide the reader in conceiving, designing, building, testing, and scaling up the ideal business for them. Many books address passion in startups; only this book shows how to turn passion and perseverance into a loop of increasingly positive results. Aspiring entrepreneurs have more resources than they realize; Unleash Your Inner Company helps them discover those advantages. Readers learn how to accelerate their learning and how different is better than better. The book also advises the reader on what to look for in a cofounder, how to avoid competitors, when best to raise money, and what they can learn from Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, and Pinterest. Unleash Your Inner Company is the only book the reader will need, regardless of their background, industry, or continent, to start the business that best fits their skills, passions, goals, and opportunities—in short, the right business to start now.

Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Author: Frederick G. Crane
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289182
Format: PDF, ePub
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Using the latest research and information on entrepreneurial marketing, including consumer behavior, social media, and intellectual property, the Second Edition of Marketing for Entrepreneurs provides practical insights, strategies, and tips on how to apply entrepreneurial marketing concepts to increase the chances of venture success. Business expert and influential author Frederick G. Crane focuses on how to use marketing to find, evaluate, and exploit the right venture opportunity. He then walks students and professionals through the various phases and steps of the marketing process, highlighting what is unique to and effective for entrepreneurial pursuits. Written for existing entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs alike, this book guides readers from where they are to where they want to be!

Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

Author: Laurie Stach
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974184132
Format: PDF, ePub
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Workbook for Aspiring EntrepreneursCurious about entrepreneurship, but not sure where to start? This workbook is designed in by LaunchX to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through the process of founding a company. LaunchX has worked in collaboration with MIT on developing materials and programs for aspiring entrepreneurs for over 5 years, including having an online course with enrollment in the hundreds of thousands. Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur will provide you with inspiration to explore an entrepreneurial path and tools to overcome the initial challenges of building a business.From developing new business ideas and doing market research to designing and testing your offering and pitching, this course follows LaunchX's successful approach to entrepreneurship that leverages MIT's Disciplined Entrepreneurship, lean methodologies, and design thinking. Activities will challenge you to get you to get into the community to make a real impact.No previous business or entrepreneurship experience needed. Embark on your entrepreneurial journey now!

Worthless Impossible and Stupid

Author: Daniel
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422186997
Format: PDF
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Introducing the global mind-set changing the way we do business. In this fascinating book, global entrepreneurship expert Daniel Isenberg presents a completely novel way to approach business building—with the insights and lessons learned from a worldwide cast of entrepreneurial characters. Not bound by a western, Silicon Valley stereotype, this group of courageous and energetic doers has created a global and diverse mix of companies destined to become tomorrow’s leading organizations. Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid is about how enterprising individuals from around the world see hidden value in situations where others do not, use that perception to develop products and services that people initially don’t think they want, and ultimately go on to realize extraordinary value for themselves, their customers, and society as a whole. What these business builders have in common is a contrarian mind-set that allows them to create opportunities and succeed where others see nothing. Amazingly, this process repeats itself in one form or another countless times a day all over the world. From Albuquerque to Islamabad, you will travel with Isenberg to discover unusual yet practical insights that you can use in your own business. Meet the founders of Grameenphone in Bangladesh, PACIV in Puerto Rico, Sea to Table in New York, Actavis in Iceland, Studio Moderna in Slovenia, Hartwell Metals in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, Given Imaging in Israel, WildChina in China, and many others. You’ll be moved by the stories of these plucky start-ups—many of them fueled by adversity and, more often than not, by necessity. Great stories, stunning successes, crushing failures—they’re all here. What can we, in the East and West, learn from them? What can you learn—and what will these entrepreneurial stories, so compellingly told, inspire you to do? Let this book open doors for you where you once saw only walls. If you’ve ever felt the urge to turn a glimmer of an idea into something extraordinary, these stories are for you.