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Extraordinary Entrepreneurship by Stephen C. Harper
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Oct 03, 11


If there was such a book as the 'bible' among entrepreneur books, this would be it. Extraordinary Entrepreneurship is obviously not for people who want to start a mom-and-pop type of business. Instead, it is written for people who want to start an exceptional enterprise. This exceptional book provides a road-map through the 14-step New Venture Creation process.

Brilliant from the beginning, ('philosophy' of entrepreneurship), to the end (Investment Banker; take my firm public, pls!), in 14-steps. Nice, new ventures are categorized in (1) lifestyle venture (2) modest venture (3) promising venture (4) high-growth ventures and (5) revolutionary ventures. A great framework for the entrepreneur who needs to decide the category he aims for and what's needed.

Some of the author's findings are based on Bhide's 'the Origin and Evolution of New Business' - while Bhide's achieved a masterwork on entrepreneurship for academics, Extraordinary Entrepreneurship excells in practicality without missing depth.

Extraordinary book indeed!
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