Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin. "The Founder's Dilemmas" is the first book to examine the early decisions by entrepreneurs that can make or break a startup and its team.
Drawing on a decade of research, Noam Wasserman reveals the common pitfalls founders face and how to avoid them. He looks at whether it is a good idea to cofound with friends or relatives, how and when to split the equity within the founding team, and how to recognize when a successful founder-CEO should exit or be fired. Wasserman explains how to anticipate, avoid, or recover from disastrous mistakes that can splinter a founding team, strip founders of control, and leave founders without a financial payoff for their hard work and innovative ideas. He highlights the need at each step to strike a careful balance between controlling the startup and attracting the best resources to grow it, and demonstrates why the easy short-term choice is often the most perilous in the long term.
"The Founder's Dilemmas" draws on the inside stories of founders like Evan Williams of Twitter and Tim Westergren of Pandora, while mining quantitative data on almost ten thousand founders.
People problems are the leading cause of failure in startups. This book offers solutions.
Описание: Real life insights on what it takes to make it in a relationship with an entrepreneur Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next "startup" challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewarding lives, time is always short and relationships are often long-distant and stressed because of extended periods apart.
Автор: Kerr James M Название: Executive Checklist ISBN: 1137337435 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137337436 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 3970 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A guide for new executives that explores how to create an overarching, enterprise-wide transformative program. The book provides a best-practice checklist for 8 core areas: Strategy Setting, Technology Alignment, Business Renovation, Project Management, Communications Renewal, Employee Engagement, Staff Transformation, and Organizational Design.
Two middle-aged guys a million dollars in debt started a company with that now has more than 100 million dollars in annual revenue using "irrational persistence." The key - for both startups and established enterprises -- is to build so many strategic advantages into your products and business that your sales force doesn't have to sell anything--they just have to do what Woody Allen famously said was 80% of success: show up.
Dave Zilko's Garden Fresh Gourmet now ships over a million units a week to Costco, Walmart, Whole Foods and other national chains. It is the #1 brand of fresh salsa in the United States, the third largest hummus manufacturer in the country. Garden Fresh is now one of the biggest employers in metro-Detroit, one of its major philanthropists, and the media-darling proof that Detroit "can "come back. In this book, Zilko uses his rags-to-riches story to explain his approach to entrepreneurship.
Описание: The growth in Internet and Information Technology (IT) has led to revolutionary changes in the way businesses are managed and operated. These IT changes have been largely characterized with the term, globalization, and these globalized changes in modern business are increasing at a rapid pace. Moreover, globalization requires rapid growth and dramatic changes in the business and market environments.Enterprises must be scalable to support such changes and unprecedented growth. Hence, there is an immediate need for a single reference book that identifies the multiple dimensions of scalability and enterprise systems. This book will fulfill this need. Its objectives are as follows: *To create a single source of literature to address the emerging area of scalable enterprise systems. *To address the multi-disciplinary research needs stemming from engineering, computer science and business. *To address the design, modelling, analysis, implementation and experimentation needs of scalable enterprise systems. *To act as a springboard for much of the ongoing research in the field of Scalable Enterprise Systems. Scalable Enterprises Systems: An Introduction to Recent Advances addresses six key ideas related to scalable enterprise systems. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 address the modelling aspects of enterprise systems. Chapter 4 discusses distributed control of such systems. Chapter 5 discusses the information systems modelling and implementation of the enterprise system with a transportation example. Given that enterprise systems produce and deal with large volumes of data, data mining is taken as a topic in Chapter 6. The need for a research test-bed is critical to study and analyze enterprise systems and this is the topic of Chapter 7. Implementation level details play a vital role in studying the scalability of large-scale systems. Chapters 8, 9 and 10 deal with several applied and implementation aspects, such as publish-subscribe middleware, auctions in the context of reverse logistics, and value net implementation.This book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of logistics, supply chain management, transportation, and enterprise integration. It will be of special interest to professionals in IT at the detailed implementation level and at the strategic level.
Описание: Each vignette in this book is an exploration of advice often heard during the TechStars program. Rather than trying to capture it all ourselves, the authors have asked the mentors and the founders who have been through the program to help with the task of putting it down on paper (or virtual paper, depending on your medium of choice for reading.) Some parts of this book will almost certainly be in conflict. At TechStars, one of the favorite sayings is "it's just data," so everything the authors present here should be viewed as input and nothing more (to learn more about this, take a look at Bill Warner's essay titled "It's Just Data.") Recognize that one will have to make his or her own judgments and decisions about what's right for their own business. This book has seven sections - each focusing on a major theme within the TechStars program and within early stage entrepreneurship. The sections are: Idea and Vision, People, Working Efficiently, Product, Fundraising, Legal and Structure, and Work / Life Balance. Within each section are a number of individual essays. While a few of them were written by one of the authors, TechStars mentors or entrepreneurs who participated in the program wrote most of the essays. Essays written by a founder of a company that went through TechStars include a small icon showing the year that they were in the program. When you don't see that icon, it was written by one of the mentors.
Автор: Scheinrock Jeff Название: Agile Startup ISBN: 1118548264 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781118548264 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3579 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An inspiring and impactful compilation of the most important lessons of entrepreneurship The tools of a digital age make it easier than ever to start a new business. And with billion-dollar IPOs and acquisitions making weekly headlines, the potential rewards are enormous.
Описание: This 6 th edition by Oliver Wight is a fundamental upgrade from the 5 th editon. OW has broadened the scope and standard to develop a step--change revision in line with OW's current best practice model. The Class A standard focuses on a longer term "journey" of business improvement, incorporating multiple consecutive business "change programs" and initiatives. This edition includes a full business scope and has broader applications to service and non--manufacturing organizations in addition to their traditional appeal to the manufacturing industry.
Описание: A definitive book for any CEO first time or otherwise of a high-growth company While big company CEOs are usually groomed for the job for years, startup CEOs aren`t and they`re often young and relatively inexperienced in business in general.
Описание: Tapping into more than 33 years of small business expertise, the staff at Entrepreneur Media takes today's entrepreneurs beyond opening their doors and through the first three years of ownership. This revised edition features amended chapters on choosing a business, adding partners, getting funded, and managing the business structure and employees, and also includes help understanding the latest tax and healthcare reform information and legalities.
Автор: Feldman David N Название: Entrepreneur`s Growth Startup Handbook ISBN: 1118445651 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781118445655 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 6641 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An accessible guide to handling the unforeseeable consequences of becoming an entrepreneur in today and tomorrow`s economy The spirit of an entrepreneur is often characterized as one of unbridled passion and a sense of fearlessness.
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