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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.

©2014 Derek B. Lidow (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Narrator was monotone and hurt the impact of the book for me

I can’t imagine that the monotone narration would be excepting well with most talk to the nurse who have much more energy than the narrator. The narrator’s performance likely had a large impact on the overall rating.