"Nothing in the literature more vividly conveys the entrepreneurial journey and the wisdom gained along the way." -- S. Thomas Emerson, Ph.D., Director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University
"Outrageous Optimism is just like Jack Roseman wise, shrewd, candid and funny. Its business from the head and heart
" -- Douglas Heuck, Business Editor, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
"Possibly 1,000 business books come out every year. Outrageous Optimism may just be one as the years best. -- Jack Markowitz, columnist and former Business Editor, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
About the Author
Jack Roseman was formerly the John R. Thorne Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University where he taught for 13 years. Prior to that, he was the founder of three companies and CEO of On-Line Systems, an American Stock Exchange company eventually sold to Sprint. A serial entrepreneur and award-winning educator, Jack is a wise, warm, insightful and often amusing guide to the realities of owning your own business.
Steven N. Czetli is the former Business Editor of The Pittsburgh Press. Prior to that he was Editor of the Pittsburgh Business Times, and Executive Editor for T.E.Q. Magazine, the monthly publication of the Pittsburgh Technology Council. He is the co-author of a book, Silent Witness, which was published by St. Martins Press and President of Editor's Aide, Inc. a media consulting firm. Currently he publishes TechyVent/Pittsburgh, an online newsletter for Western Pennsylvania businesses. His support for small business contributed to his being selected as the 2003 Journalist of the Year for Region III of the U.S. Small Business Administration.