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New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century, 8th Edition [Paperback]

Jeffry A. Timmons , Stephen Spinelli
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September 4, 2008 0073381551 978-0073381558 8th
New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century is about the actual process of getting a new venture started, growing the venture, successfully harvesting it, and starting again. It continues to be the product of experience and considerable research in the field—rooted in real-world application and refined in the classroom. The design and flow of the book are aimed at creating knowledge, skills, and awareness. In a pragmatic way—through text, case studies and hands-on exercises—students are drawn in to discover critical aspects of entrepreneurship, and what levels of competencies, know-how, experience, attitudes, resources and networks are required to pursue different entrepreneurial opportunities. The Eighth edition includes new cases and exercises, updated Web sites, and new text material to capture the current financial, economic, technological, and globally competitive environment of this first decade of the new century.

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  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 8th edition (September 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073381551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073381558
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent September 22, 2012
By m
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I had to buy this for a class and wasn't sure about it at first. It is most excellent and a must for all who are considering going into business for themselves! Worth its weight in gold.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of filler December 4, 2009
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I had to read this book cover-to-cover for an MBA class.

Although there is some very good information in this book, there is a *lot* of filler material. I think it would have been a much better book at about half the length or less.

During the term, I would type up reviews of each chapter for exams. I was often stunned at how little substance I was recording. Sometimes a 20 paged chapter could be condensed down to 4 or 5 points on a half sheet of paper!

The fact that it's in black & white and light on the graphics/figures/tables didn't help the interest level while reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Execellent seller July 2, 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ok... if you have to read it. November 16, 2013
By Nate
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Item as described. Would only read it if required by class. Book is ok, but hard to stay focused on.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book was as expected July 16, 2013
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The book condition as was described. The shipping was the problem. It went to another city first. My class started and I had to buy another book and ebook so I could get started:(
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5.0 out of 5 stars A keeper July 12, 2013
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This book was one of my favorites in my MBA program. Very interesting material, easy to read, a lot of information. Actually, I was interested in reading it even after my graduation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, not-so-good index, very out-of-date December 2, 2012
By Jaddis
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I used this for a small business/entrepreneurship class. It is quite informative, especially if you are planning to start your own business imminently. The book will take you through exercises to create a business idea, define your venture, write a business plan, and even figure out how to acquire capital. It is very complete in information.

However, I have two complaints. First, the text is fairly out-of-date; many examples date from the 1980s and 1990s. This is ok since history repeats itself, but it made it very difficult to write about the case studies since the companies and industries have progressed to entirely new issues and environments in 20-30 years. The information presented has definitely been revised, but the examples and case studies, in general, have not been updated. Second, the index is virtually useless. I like to be able to look up information; here it's almost a hopeless cause unless you can remember in what chapter (or really, on what page) you read the information.

Five stars for information + three stars for updated case studies/examples and a useless index = a four star rating.
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