Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos

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Wiley, Jan 6, 2011 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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An unforgettable portrait of the emerging world's entrepreneurial dynamos Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky is the story about that top 1% of people who do more to change their worlds through greed and ambition than politicians, NGOs and nonprofits ever can. This new breed of self-starter is taking local turmoil and turning it into opportunities, making millions, creating thousands of jobs and changing the face of modern entrepreneurship at the same time. To tell this story, Lacy spent forty weeks traveling through Asia, South America and Africa hunting down the most impressive up-and-comers the developed world has never heard of....yet. The individuals profiled in Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky are distinct products of their own cultures, yet they share that same unmistakable cocktail of delusion, ambition, and brilliance that drove Bill Gates, Fred Smith, Donald Trump, and every other iconic American entrepreneur of the last few decades.

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Sarah Lacy is an award-winning journalist and author who has covered entrepreneurs for nearly fifteen years. She is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch.com, where she writes about global entrepreneurship, and is the author of Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and Rise of Web 2.0. She blogs about her travels on SarahLacy.com.

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