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Startup Leadership How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises

ISBN: 9781118697054 | 1118697057
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pub. Date: 3/10/2014

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How startup entrepreneurs can make the leap from founder to long-term leader

Why do so many entrepreneurs found innovative enterprises, only to find themselves failing as leaders once the business gets off the ground? Because, according to Derek Lidow, being an entrepreneur is fundamentally different from being a business leader. In Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas into Successful Enterprises, Lidow shows how to avoid the mistakes that confounded thousands of "geniuses"—even Steve Jobs—and become an Entrepreneurial Leader who combines the opposing natures of the entrepreneur and the leader.

An entrepreneur's goal is making his or her vision a reality—a basically selfish, though beneficial, act. A leader, on the other hand, focuses on others, forging individuals with differing wants, needs, and visions into a winning team. In Startup Leadership, entrepreneur and professor Derek Lidow outlines exactly how one can balance these two opposing natures and provides you with the skills and tools to become an Entrepreneurial Leader.

  • Based on Lidow's popular and well-respected course at Princeton University
  • Developed out of extensive research and real-world experience
  • Distills Lidow's insights into best practices for growing with the company you created
  • Prepares to avoid the unseen traps that trip up many entrepreneurs

With a unique approach based on extensive research and real-world application, Startup Leadership is a roadmap for innovators who seek to become Entrepreneurial Leaders who can successfully lead their team, enterprise, and themselves to lasting success.

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