The entrepreneurial mind

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Brick House Publishing Company, 1989 - Business & Economics - 187 pages
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND, Jeffry A. Timmons, Harvard Business School "A well-written & practical book designed to aid persons contemplating an entrepreneurial venture. Timmons, a specialist in entrepreneurship, has done an excellent job covering the field. Starting with a broad overview of what entrepreneurship is, he concludes with an assessment aimed at summing up the strengths & weaknesses of a new enterprise in advance. In between, he provides sound advice on necessary managerial skills; how to form, build, & reward a new venture team; planning & goal-setting; & the pros & cons of family businesses. Particular attention is also given to the need for ethical standards. Recommended." -- Library Journal. "A close look at the psychology of the entrepreneur & how that type of personality reacts with people & the world at large. Timmons does a good job of exploding myths & misconceptions, offering a wealth of insight into success, failure, & the hard work it takes to succeed in starting up a business or taking over the reins of an established or family-owned enterprise. The pitfalls of entrepreneurial life are analyzed, but more importantly, the positive attributes of the entrepreneur are emphasized. Numerous real-life case studies supplement the coverage." -- Booklist.

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Contents

What is Entrepreneurship?
1
Startups and Early Growth
8
The Entrepreneur
19
The Nature of Success
30
What Does It Take?
45
Interviewing an Entrepreneur
50
The Entrepreneurial Manager
55
Intrapreneurial Management
66
The Family Venture
115
The Image of the American Entrepreneur
131
Personal Ethics and the Entrepreneur
135
The Entrepreneur and the Law
146
Planning and Goal Setting
152
Shaping a Personal Strategy
161
Assessing Entrepreneurial Attributes and Roles
168
Feedback from Others
173

What Skills Are Needed?
70
Forming the New Venture Team
82
Building the New Venture Team
100
Rewarding the New Venture Team
109
Bibliography
181
Index
183
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