The Intelligent Entrepreneur: How Three Harvard Business School Graduates Learned the 10 Rules of Successful Business

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Virgin Books, 2011 - Entrepreneurship - 352 pages
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"An invaluable guide to those who might follow in the footsteps of these remarkable young entrepreneurs."--William Sahlman, Professor, Harvard Business School

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 ten-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.

Based on dozens of interviews with highly successful entrepreneurs, Harvard Business School professors and 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. Their hard-won insights--distilled into ten key rules--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 show would-be entrepreneurs how to improve their odds of creating dynamic, lasting businesses.

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User Review  - damienfranco - LibraryThing

Interesting read and fairly inspirational. I liked the back and forth style of writing. One chapter would tell the story of the three entrepreneurs and then the next chapter would attempt to dissect ... Read full review

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User Review  - DanStratton - LibraryThing

For the college entrepreneur, being accepted to the the Harvard or Stanford Business Schools is the Holy Grail of Opportunity. Each year, thousands apply and only a few are accepted into these elite ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Bill Murphy is a lawyer and former Army Reserve officer.He worked for the Washington Post and reported from Afghanistan in 2007. He wrote In a Time of War about young military officers in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has always been fascinated by entrepreneurship ever since launching and joining three separate start-ups. He lives in Washington, DC.

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