Entrepreneurial Leadership A Practical Guide to Generating New Business

Author: Angelo Mastrangelo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835551
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Real-life examples from the author's experience illuminate a step-by-step plan that can help entrepreneurial leaders achieve their goals. • Suggests easy-to-follow principles for entrepreneurial leaders in all kinds of organizations based on the author's 40+ years of success leading enterprises in the business and nonprofit worlds • Combines principles of entrepreneurship and leadership into two groundbreaking models • Explains the fundamentals of entrepreneurial leadership in clear, readily understandable language • Shows the reader how to identify commercially viable opportunities versus opportunities that may not generate income • Takes readers inside the "Cola Wars" of the 1980s and 1990s, providing a glimpse into an industry that most people regularly patronize but of which they have no insider understanding • Uses real-life examples to show how entrepreneurial leadership has been practiced in unexpected places, including three U.S. presidencies

Business Execution for RESULTS

Author: Stephen Lynch
Publisher: STEBIAN.com
ISBN: 0989064808
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ready for Better Business RESULTS?In this practical guide for small to mid-sized companies, Stephen Lynch takes you through the proven strategic planning and business execution processes you need to drive better business RESULTS. This is not just theory. Stephen works in the trenches. As Chief Operating Officer of RESULTS.com - the Business Execution Experts - he knows what it's like to run and grow a business. Business Execution for RESULTS sets out a framework that utilizes best-of-breed concepts and tools. It's a process that thousands of RESULTS.com clients all around the world use to get RESULTS. RESULTS.com's business model gives it a unique and privileged insight into what really works and what doesn't when creating and executing a winning strategy. To save you from spending several lifetimes trying to figure it out on your own, this book will show you:- Why it all starts with a big goal- The importance of strategy (and why Jim Collins was wrong)- How to analyze your industry the right way- How to choose your game and play that game to win- Why most companies get their SWOT analyses wrong- How to make your performance visible- How to really hold your people accountable In Business Execution for RESULTS, Stephen replicates the methodology he personally uses when he works with leadership teams of small and mid-sized firms globally. It incorporates the best of dozens of effective business practices modified to work together in a process that will help you get RESULTS.

A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurship

Author: Michael Morris
Publisher: Kogan Page Limited
ISBN: 9780749466886
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurship combines well-researched understanding of entrepreneurship issues with practical guidance in the form of case studies, exercises, advice and tips. Developed as a textbook based on the bestseller Starting a Successful Business by the same author, it's ideal for teaching undergraduates, postgraduates and MBA students, offering a solid learning experience and a contemporary overview of the subject. It will also appeal to students who are looking for a supplementary text or indeed anyone who is thinking of starting their own business. It includes a section on generating and screening ideas, summaries of academic models and theories, information on new developments in the field and useful supplementary online material for students and teachers.

Life Entrepreneurs

Author: Christopher Gergen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118047427
Format: PDF
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"An inspirational and practical guide for anyone who wants to incorporate the dynamic skills of entrepreneurs into their own lives and work. A new generation of "life entrepreneurs" is emerging: people who apply their vision, talents, creativity, and energy not only to their work but to their entire lives, changing the world for themselves and those around them. In this book, successful entrepreneurs Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek draw on numerous interviews with fifty-five leading entrepreneurs worldwide as well as the wisdom of multiple thought leaders to provide vivid examples, moving vignettes, concrete frameworks, and practical strategies for revving up our work and play through entrepreneurial leadership. This book starts by providing strategies for integrating life, work, and purpose and ends by capturing the implications of the current entrepreneurial boom for our workplaces, learning institutions, communities, and families. Christopher Gergen (Washington, D.C.) is a founding partner of New Mountain Ventures, co-founder and chairman of SMARTHINKING, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative at Duke University, and a life-long entrepreneur, Gregg Vanourek (Thornton, CO) is a founding partner of New Mountain Ventures, former CEO of Vanourek Consulting Solutions, and former Senior Vice President of School Development for K12 Inc."

Organizational Creativity

Author: Gerard J. Puccio
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324753
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reignite your creative-thinking skills to produce innovative solutions Organizational Creativity: A Practical Guide for Innovators and Entrepreneurs by Gerard J. Puccio, John F. Cabra, and Nathan Schwagler, is a compelling new text designed to transform the reader into a creative thinker and leader. Arguing that creativity is an essential skill that must be developed, the authors take a highly practical approach, providing strategies, tools, and cases to help readers hone their creative abilities. Whether students are preparing to become entrepreneurs or to work in an established firm, this text will help them survive and thrive in an era of innovation and change.

Research to Revenue

Author: Don Rose
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146962527X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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University start-ups are unique in the world of business and entrepreneurship, translating research conducted at and owned by universities into market-ready products--a complex process that requires a combination of scientific, technical, legal, business, and financial skills to be successful. Start-ups have the potential to generate revenue for universities, enhance faculty recruitment and retention, create jobs, and create investment opportunities for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Research to Revenue presents the first-ever comprehensive guide to understanding, starting, and managing university startups. By systematically describing the process of translating academic research into commercial enterprises, Don Rose and Cam Patterson give a thorough, process-oriented, and practical set of guidelines that cover not only best practices but also common--and avoidable--mistakes. They detail the key factors and components that contribute to a successful start-up, explain what makes university start-ups unique, delineate the steps of building and managing them, and describe how to foster and maintain start-ups at a university. Written for faculty and staff working on campus, tech-transfer officers, university administrators, and venture capitalists unfamiliar with university structures, Research to Revenue ensures that any reader unfamiliar with technology commercialization and entrepreneurship will understand the fundamentals of the process, including intellectual property rights, fund-raising, and business models. This work is an invaluable resource for the successful formation and well-managed operation of university start-ups.

A Practical Guide for Internal Communicators

Author: Simon Steers
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326369660
Format: PDF, Docs
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A Practical Guide for Internal Communicators is the best of the Progressive IC blog. It offers hints, tips and ideas about a wide range of topics, with a focus on the Digital Workplace and the role of Enterprise Social in business. The book is about modern day workplace communication and the changing role of Internal Communication in the digital age. It is packed full of content on a range of topics including culture, engagement, leadership communication and channels.

New Venture Creation

Author: Paul Burns
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1352000512
Format: PDF, Docs
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A core textbook for creating a successful business plan which looks at everything a budding entrepreneur needs to consider to have the best chance of launching a successful new venture. It is a very practical text and progressively builds a roadmap towards the creation of an effective business plan.

Introducing Entrepreneurship

Author: Alison Price
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848316275
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Introducing Entrepreneurship: A Practical Guide reveals the stories of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, distilling the key points into down-to-earth, realistic advice to help you turn any business opportunity into a successful venture – while avoiding the pitfalls of pursuing a pipe dream.