In Entrepreneurs and Capitalism since Luther: Rediscovering the Moral Economy, Ivan Light and Léo-Paul Dana study the history of business, capitalism, and entrepreneurship to examine the values of social and cultural capital. Six chapters evaluate case studies that illustrate contrasting relationships between social networks, vocational culture, and entrepreneurship. Light and Dana argue that, in capitalism’s early stages, cultural capital is scarcer than social capital and therefore more crucial for business owners. Conversely, when capitalism is well established, social capital is scarcer than cultural capital and becomes more crucial. Light and Dana then trace moral legitimations of capitalism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment, the Gilded Age, and finally to Joseph Schumpeter whose concept of “creative destruction” freed elite entrepreneurs from moral restraints that encumber small business owners. After examining the availability of social and cultural capital in the contemporary United States, Light and Dana show that business owners’ social capital enforces conventional morality in markets, facilitating commerce and legitimating small businesses the old-fashioned way. As their networks become more isolated, elite entrepreneurs must claim and ultimately deliver successful results to earn public toleration of immoral or predatory conduct.
What is entrepreneurship? Is it important? What do entrepreneurs actually do? These are a few of the key questions considered in this Very Short Introduction. Paul Westhead and Mike Wright provide a clear guide to all aspects of the process of entrepreneurship, including the diversity of the people involved and the benefits it brings to society.
Nagasubramanian Chokkanathan (born January 17) better known by his pen name N.Chokkan is a Tamil Writer who has written two novels and nearly 100 short stories. His works has been translated into other Indian languages. Apart from this, he has written columns in several Tamil magazines. His interest for writing came from his blind aunt for whom he used to read a lot of books. His love for Books then made him to write few detective stories,which are not yet published.His first short story was published in 1997. His entry into Non-fiction area was kick started by a publishing house approaching him to write Biography of Sachin Tendulkar.He then wrote Biographies of famous Businessmen,Politicians and people who shaped the world.The list includes Narayana murthy, Azim Premji, Dhirubhai Ambani, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin,to mention a few.
Extended Summary Of The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation To Create Radically Successful Businesses - Based On The Book By Eric Ries Are you starting your business? Do you want to renew your company to make it earn more money? The Lean Startup Method is the solution. About the original book This work presents a successful scientific methodology that facilitates the creation, operation and improvement of companies through the development of sustainable business models. It’s a current approach that’s been spread throughout the world, with ideas that will optimize any company’s operation, regardless of its size or type. It’s a suggested reading for entrepreneurs, vendors, developers and business leaders. What will you learn? You’ll find practical ideas to make your business profitable and successful. You’ll learn very useful and successfully tested innovation processes to start a company or to improve an existing one. You’ll learn five concrete steps that will lead you to success in business. You’ll develop your ability to innovate and keep your company always profitable. Content Chapter 01: What Principles Support The Lean Startup Method? Chapter 02: What Should You Do To Start Your Startup? Chapter 03: Is Experimentation Necessary In A Startup? Chapter 04: Why Start Producing Little? Chapter 05: Is It Convenient For The Company To Keep Direct Contact With Consumers? Chapter 06: What Are The Indicators In A Startup And What Are They For? Chapter 07: Do You Have To Pivot Or Persevere Without Change? Chapter 08: How To Keep A Successful Startup? Chapter 09: What Are The Three Engines Of Growth? Chapter 10: What Characteristics Do Adaptive Organizations Have? Chapter 11: The Wisdom Of The Five Whys Chapter 12: Are Creativity And Innovation Redituable In A Company? Chapter 13: What Is The Great Challenge? About Mentors Library Books are mentors. Books can guide what we do and our lives. Many of us love books while reading them and maybe they will echo with us a few weeks after but 2 years later we can’t remember if we have read it or not. And that’s a shame. We remember that at that time, the book meant a lot to us. Why is it that 2 years later we have forgotten everything? That’s not good. This summary is taken from the most important themes of the original book. Most people don’t like books. People just want to know what the book says they have to do. If you trust the source you don’t need the arguments. So much of a book is arguing its points, but often you don’t need the argument if you trust the source you can just get the point. This summary takes the effort to distill the blahs into themes for the people who are just not going to read the whole book. All this information is in the original book.
Business Management for Entrepreneurs introduces entrepreneurs and managers of small and medium-sized businesses to all the functions needed to manage these organizations successfully. This is an essential guide to the small business management competencies that are essential for the success of a smaller business.
This new edition completely up-dates the text and takes account of recent work. New material replaces existing information so that individuals such as Michelle Mone (taking on giants) and Ken Morrison, and the stories of Yo Sushi and Lonely Planet are included.The following features are incorporated :Social enterprises (which generate income) are separated from community based ventures which are more grant dependent. The story of Aspire will be introduced and The Storm Model Agency The chapter on the Entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley is to be re-crafted and moved towards the end of the book. It covers both the entrepreneurs and the process and context issues that have helped explain the Silicon Valley phenomenon. The New Internet Entrepreneurs chapter is now to come immediately after Chapter 4 and will be rewritten to include new stories on E-Bay (success) and e-Toys (failure).. There is to be a stronger section on the characteristics of 'The Entrepreneur Enabler' - people who advise and support entrepreneurs . Web support materials and worked examples are to be written for academic adoptions.
Have you ever dreamed about owning your own business? Maybe becoming a market disruptor? Would you know where to start? Do you have a coach, a mentor, or a teacher who can show you how? Well, now you do. If we are lucky, we have been taught to dream since the time we were very young. If we are luckier still, we have also been taught to establish a sturdy foundation for those dreams to stand upon. When building the business you’ve always dreamed of, you must first establish a rock-solid foundation, something I’ve learned from many years of experience as a Rugged Entrepreneur. What is a “Rugged Entrepreneur”? It’s what I call a special breed of entrepreneur. Ruggeds make the leap toward success in a way that separates them from the millions who fall short because they invest the time and effort to develop and hone the specific set of powerful skills you’ll discover in these pages. I’ve identified four elements to becoming a Rugged Entrepreneur. These elements can be developed by anyone and are helpful to every type of entrepreneur. But all four of them are necessary to do the job well. The Four Foundational Elements of being a Rugged Entrepreneur are: A fervent work ethic A humble and healthy pride (what I call “Rugged Pride”) Fortitudo mentis (aka, mental toughness) Faith The Rugged Entrepreneur provides a roadmap to your journey of lasting self-discovery. It’s about identifying and acquiring the skills to achieve sustained success and to build on top of that success. It’s about passionately pursuing a productive business life for yourself and your family using the economic engines accessible to us all. But be warned: do not read this book if you do not want to be challenged.
This book, written by a 30-year veteran in planning, market research, and running a business, shows you how to educate your guesses with real world common sense, to make practical business forecasts, and to use them to manage your business better. While it goes through some of the more sophisticated techniques as well, its focus is on what people really use. The book includes cases, stories, examples, and real experience. Methodologies include customer poll, market share model, chain method, product life cycle, idea adoption, idea contagion, strategic interactive model, moving averages, weighting moving average, exponential smoothing, regression, and correlation. This is a book you'll use to run your business better.