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The Guru Guide to Entrepreneurship: A Concise Guide to the Best Ideas from the World's Top Entrepreneurs Paperback – November 20, 2000


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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 20, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471390844
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471390848
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,760,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It is a working asset no entrepreneur or aspiring business owner should be without." (Eurobusiness, February 2001)

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There are scores of books on the market offering "surefire" formulas for entrepreneurial success. But when it comes to turning your dreams of success into reality, who do you think is more qualified to offer an opinion-the esteemed Professor X, or Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Wayne Huizenga, and Walt Disney? And who better than Ray Kroc, Debbi Fields, and Lillian Vernon can provide solid advice and guidance on overcoming psychological obstacles to success, pitching ideas to skeptical backers, and keeping your cool in the face of adversity? The answer is clear: When you want to know what it's like from the inside out to make it in a business of your own, ask those who have done it to the max. Ask the gurus. A valuable source of inspiration and entrepreneurial know-how, The Guru Guide(TM) to Entrepreneurship provides you with an unparalleled opportunity to learn the keys to starting and succeeding in your own business-directly from the real experts. Based on top Fortune 500 consultants Joseph and Jimmie Boyett's exhaustive research, it distills the wisdom of seventy of the world's most successful entrepreneurs into straightforward, easy-to-digest lessons about everything from picking the right business and developing business plans to managing money and exploiting technology and the Internet.Here's your chance to hear what entrepreneurial lions Ted Turner, Warren Buffett, and Sony's Masaru Ibuka have to say about the "right stuff" and how to tell if you have it. From no less than Mary Kay Ash, Michael Dell, and Jeff Bezos you'll learn the secrets to coming up with, developing, and fine-tuning the "perfect" idea for a business. You'll find out how to estimate start-up costs, raise initial capital, and work with banker and venture capitalists from Home Depot's Arthur Blank, Domino's Pizza's Tom Monaghan, and Ross Perot, among others. You'll also learn what it takes to get and keep customers for life from Nike's Phil Knight, Ben & Jerry's Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Hewlett-Packard's David Packard, and more than forty other successful entrepreneurs. And, from the likes of Steve Jobs, Soichiro Honda, and Colonel Harland Sanders, you'll learn valuable lessons on finding, hiring, and rewarding great employees and motivating them to exceed customer expectations-every time.Featuring practical, motivational advice and guidance from some of the all-time greatest entrepreneurs, The Guru Guide(TM) to Entrepreneurship is a working asset no entrepreneur or aspiring business owner should be without.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "davideurope" on October 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
Basically this book is a collection of quotes lifted from secondary sources. The authors then take them and write about entrepeneurship trying to extract the key concepts.
I was not excited about the purchase although I imagine if you have limited experience in this area, you will gain some benefit.
I am an active angel investor and previously ran companies in both the USA and England.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jino Lee on November 22, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is one of the most inspiring book I've read. It has been carefully presented in the most simplified form. Any would-be entrepreneur will definitely pick up something valuable from this book in their quest for success. With up to 70 world renowned entrpreneur as your Guru, nothing could possibily go wrong.
Buy and keep a copy close by, whenever you're feeling down or run out of ideas in your long and lonely journey to success, you need all the help and "lift" you could get and this is when the Gurus will come and save your day.
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This is entrepreneur advice straight from the horses' mouths. In this case, the horses are 70 well-known entrepreneurs who reveal their success secrets on everything from identifying a good business concept to raising money, getting and keeping customers and managing people. Authors Joseph H. Boyett and Jimmie T. Boyett draw on material written by and about these start-up monarchs and end each chapter with a concise summary of the lessons that a reader should glean from their stories. In addition, they include a useful appendix with summary bios of each of the men and women cited or quoted in the book. We [...] invite budding entrepreneurs to enjoy this book while picking up some invaluable pointers, while more experienced businesspeople are encouraged to browse its pages and collect some dandy quotes to throw around the conference table.
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The Boyetts provide one of the most informative books in which various prominent entrepreneurs ("gurus") share their experiences as well as their ideas. What sets this book apart from most others is the fact that, rather than use the interview format, the Boyetts organize their material within six thematic chapters: Should You Do It?, The Perfect Idea, Money Matters, getting Customers, Keeping Customers, and Managing People. As they explain in their Introduction, "You hold in your hand a digest of the best thinking about what it takes to start your own business and succeed, but we have designed this to be more than just a digest. It also provides you with a much needed cross-reference to the best thinking about the key issues in starting and running a business." That's true. It is also true that almost any other senior-level managers of well-established organizations (including global corporations) can also derive substantial benefit from such "best thinking." Consider these brief remarks by Jack Welch when explaining what GE can learn from entrepreneurial companies:
"For one, they communicate better. Without the din and prattle of bureaucracy, people listen as well as talk; and since there are fewer of them they generally know and understand each other. Second, small companies move faster. They know the penalties for hesitation in the marketplace. Third, in small companies, with fewer layers and less camouflage, the leaders show up very clearly on the screen. Their performance and its impact are clear to everyone. And, finally, smaller companies waste less. They spend less time in endless reviews and approvals and politics and paper drills. They have fewer people; therefore they can only do the important things.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 30, 2001
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I've read a number of the (auto)biographies of the Entrepreneurs mentioned in this book. This Guru guide summarised concisely the main points of each.
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