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The Intelligent Entrepreneur Audiobook
The Intelligent Entrepreneur
Written by: 
Bill Murphy
Narrated by: 
Fred Berman, L. J. Ganser
The Intelligent Entrepreneur Audiobook

The Intelligent Entrepreneur

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Publisher's Summary

Written with the cooperation of Harvard Business School, here is an instructive and inspiring book for anyone who dreams of starting a highly profitable business.

In 1998, three Harvard Business School graduates - two men and one woman - turned down six-figure salaries at big corporations, bet on themselves, and launched their own new companies. By their 10-year reunion, their audacity had paid huge dividends. They'd made many millions of dollars, created hundreds of jobs, and left their mark on the world.

The three entrepreneurs: Marc Cenedella (TheLadders.com), Marla Malcom Beck (Bluemercury.com), and Chris Michel (Military.com, Affinity Labs).

Based on dozens of interviews with highly successful entrepreneurs, Harvard Business School professors, and HBS alumni, The Intelligent Entrepreneur tells the compelling and instructive story of how these three young founders developed ideas, assembled teams, built ventures, and achieved their dreams. Along the way, they learned that starting great companies requires much more than a ferocious work ethic or good timing. Their hard-won insights distilled into 10 key rules that will help anyone become a successful entrepreneur. What they teach you at Harvard Business School is that intelligent entrepreneurship can be learned. In that spirit, Bill Murphy Jr. uses a unique combination of vivid storytelling and lucid instruction to tell would-be entrepreneurs how to improve their odds of creating dynamic, lasting businesses.

This audiobook includes an exclusive roundtable discussion with Marc Cenedella, Marla Malcom Beck, and Chris Michel.

©2010 Bill Murphy (P)2010 Audible, Inc

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner - Best Business/Educational Audiobook, 2011

"This is an excellent, thought-provoking overview of entrepreneurship... that uses actual cases to describe the challenges of starting a business and realizing success." (Booklist)

"Narrators Fred Berman and L.J. Ganser split the narration, chapter by chapter, with one delivering the true-life accounts of three entrepreneurs who attended HBS while the other delivers the theoretical lessons to be learned from attending HBS." (AudioFile)

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    E 06-06-11
    E 06-06-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Just a Harvard Business School infomercial"

    Almost ALL HBS infomercial, and a lot of personal stories that have nothing to do with becoming an entrepreneur or HBS, strange and very boring. You will be SICK of hearing “HBS, HBS, HBS,” quickly. But you will listen to the whole thing thinking he will get to the entrepreneur part, but he never really does. The author’s unhealthy infatuation is with HBS, not with being an entrepreneur.

    A truly “Intelligent Entrepreneur” will take this warning to heart and not buy this book.

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    Jeff FAIRFIELD, CT, United States 05-15-11
    Jeff FAIRFIELD, CT, United States 05-15-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it."

    He follows three people from beginning to now. All different. Very current. Very good.

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    Dalbir Vancouver, BC, Canada 04-09-11
    Dalbir Vancouver, BC, Canada 04-09-11 Member Since 2014
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    "A Must Read for all Start Ups"

    This book was amazing. There are a lot of great insights in this book about what it takes to be an entrepreneur

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    J. Southard Delaware 03-27-11
    J. Southard Delaware 03-27-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book on Entrepreneurship"

    I enjoyed the Intelligent Entrepreneur and it provided many valuable insights on what it takes to start and run your own business. The hundreds of references to Harvard Business School were mildly annoying and many people who read this won't be in the same position or network that the main players in the book had. If you are interested in going to a high profile business school and working with venture capitalists then this is a must read/listen.

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    Mercy Morganfield 01-23-11
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    "HBS Commercial"

    This book was not sincere--it seemed to be a Harvard Business School commercial--I couldn't get into the book because chapters 1-6 were an obsequious, one-sided dialogue about HBS--and how HBS is responsible for the success of not only the 3 entrepreneurs who were the main focus, but also, countless others. That may be true but why not offer a balanced approach. For instance follow one from HBS, one from Babson, and one without formal education. I felt tricked--I believe HBS hired this journalist to write a book that put their program for entrepreneurship in a good light--allowing them to compete with the other more established schools in this area.
    The journalist admits to being a failed entrepreneur so is he really qualified to write this book, and do university entrepreneur programs actually create the best entrepreneurs. I thought I'd get awesome insight and ideas for my small business--instead I got a commercial and wasted one of my Audible credits.

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    Nima Heydarian 01-19-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it - Must read for entrepreneurs"

    It was a long audio book but well worth it. More than the 10 rules, I enjoyed and learned from the stories of the three HBS entrepreneurs.

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    Helen 01-11-11
    Helen 01-11-11

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    "Interesting, informative, and inspiring"

    I completed this book in audio format much faster than I could have by reading it. I learned a ton, and had fun! I am not sure yet if it convinced me to start my business or that I should think otherwise. Time will tell. For now, I will pronder the problem I intend to solve.

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    Bryden Mt nasura, Australia 01-02-11
    Bryden Mt nasura, Australia 01-02-11 Member Since 2008
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    "An Infomercial for harvard business school"

    This book had the chance to be a fascinating set of case studys but is sadly just an elitist advertisement for harvard business school and its graduates. As if no successful company had ever been built without the blessing of HBS Alumni.

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    Alan Nashville, TN, United States 12-30-10
    Alan Nashville, TN, United States 12-30-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Inspiring Book!"

    Great and inspiring book for anyone looking to start a business or that wants to know and understand what it takes.

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    Pierre Coogee, Australia 12-26-10
    Pierre Coogee, Australia 12-26-10
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    "Inspirational and insightful"

    Well written and narrated. This some great insights into three successful entrepreneurs. It may not tell you how to become one, but thats not the purpose of the book. Well worth the read.

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