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Author: Amar Bhidé Narrator: Deaver Brown Publisher: Simply Magazine Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781614960263
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Entrepreneurship is more popular than ever: courses are full, policymakers emphasize new ventures, managers yearn to go off on their own. Would-be founders often misplace their energies, however. Believing in a “big money” model of entrepreneurship, they spend a lot of time trying to attract investors instead of using wits and hustle to get their ideas off the ground. A study of 100 of the 1989 Inc. magazine “500” list of the fastest growing U.S. start-ups attests to the value of bootstrapping. In fact, what it takes to start a business often conflicts with what venture capitalists require. Seven principles are basic for successful start-ups: get operational fast; look for quick, break-even, cash-generating projects; offer high-value products or services that can sustain direct personal selling; don’t try to hire the crack team; keep growth in check; focus on cash; and cultivate banks early. Subjects covered include development-stage enterprises, entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.

The Featured Tracks are:

1. Introduction

2. The Big Play

3. The False Promise

4. The Bottom Line

5. The Manager’s Role

6. Sustaining the Hustle

7. Exceptions to the Rule

8. Measuring Risk

9. Recruiting Hustlers

10. The Value of Vision;

11. Amar Bhide’s Biography.

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About the Author

Amar Bhidé, Schmidheiny Professor at the Fletcher School, has served as Glaubinger Professor of Business at Columbia University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and a proprietary trader at E. F. Hutton. He is a founding member of the Center on Capitalism and Society, editor of Capitalism and Society, and has written about the financial crisis in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Forbes.

About the Narrator

Deaver Brown is an author and entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and his books include Crucial Conversations, Presidential Wisdom, George Washington: Farewell Address, and numerous others.