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The Spirit of Enterprise | [George Gilder]

The Spirit of Enterprise

This is an ode to that risk-taking breed of Americans better known as entrepreneurs- those people who stake their reputations, mortgages and sundry assets so they can live out their visions. Mixing theory with actual biographical portraits of entrepreneurs (Idaho potato king J.R. Simplot and automaker Soichiro Honda to mention two), Gilder explores the impact of enterprise on business and technology.
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This is an ode to that risk-taking breed of Americans better known as entrepreneurs- those people who stake their reputations, mortgages and sundry assets so they can live out their visions. Mixing theory with actual biographical portraits of entrepreneurs (Idaho potato king J.R. Simplot and automaker Soichiro Honda to mention two), Gilder explores the impact of enterprise on business and technology. The result is a commanding encapsulation of the soul of capitalism. Gilder's work is impassioned and eloquent and is sure to provide inspiration to all listeners.

(P) 1989 by Blackstone Audiobooks; © 1984 by George Gilder

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    If you are the type who prides yourself on knowing how the world really operates then George Gilder should be on your bookshelf.

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    Victor Williamsville, NY, United States 02-20-06
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    "Conservative Propaganda"

    Written with considerable conservative leaning. Many of these prospective are proven wrong over the time since this book was written. For example, the author claims that energy resources are inexhaustible and that prices will continue to fall. Clearly, he is incorrect on that point and I offer my natural gas bill as proof. There are many other examples. If you ignore the political spinning, it wasn't a complete waste of time but I would have rather spent my time on something that focused on business and not promoting a political ideology.

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