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
"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)
A truly fabulous and inspirational book. Great stories about real people and real companies and their struggles and successes. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who owns their own company or wants to go into business for themselves.
The Intelligent Entrepreneur is a Fantastic book written by Bill Murphy on the founders of military.com, ladders.com and blue mercury, from their entry to Harvard Business School to their ups and downs to build their companies from scratch to multi million dollar firms.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's both inspirational and informative. I can't stop listening.
The format is also refreshing, enjoyable and easily understood.
If you are fascinated by what makes entrepreneurs get to where they are this book is for you.
It was not dry with alot of facts and theories, a stories that take you along for the ride of what it takes to be successful. Well researched and interesting subjects. I just loved it.
It's total waste of time, did not find any point to listening it. And HBS reference's was irritating. I wish I had a refund for this. What a waste of time and money.
I did not a thing or being inspired by this book. After listening for 4 hours, I really think it's a waste of time, money and effort.
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