List Price: $19.95
Save: $3.51 (18%)
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Arrives: Aug 21 - 25
Fastest delivery: Aug 21 - 24
Available to ship in 1-2 days.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
FREE Shipping on your first order. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Minimal signs of wear. Ships direct from Amazon!

Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and its Moment in Human Progress Paperback – October 1, 2009

4.9 out of 5 stars 106 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
$8.00 $4.50

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews


"A Deliberate Pause is an eye-opening read. It offers keen insight for veteran and rookie entrepreneurs alike. It's the kind of resource you'll return to time and again, for it offers a smart and useful guide for anyone who wants to think different and turn those thoughts into action." - Daniel H. Pink, Author of DRIVE and A Whole New Mind

"If as a country we want to lead in the 21st century and beyond, we're going to need entrepreneurs. If as a species (humans) we want to resolve the global challenges we face, then all of us, not just a few, need to think entrepreneurially. Larry Robertson's A Deliberate Pause not only awakens us to these truths, it shows how each of us can actively engage, not just in economic, social, or environmental progress, but in human progress." - JJ Ramberg, Host MSNBC's Your Business

"Most of us seek a quick fix formula, when what we need is a primer in how positive change really occurs. A Deliberate Pause fills that need. This book isn't a business book (though business could benefit enormously from it's lessons). It isn't academic (though its research is broad, rigorous, and compelling). And it doesn't offer up the typical canned 'recipe' or '10 steps' to the perfect answer. If you want that, go elsewhere and good luck. That said, if you want the truth about what allows the world to progress, if you want to know how to have lasting impact, and if you want a smart, relevant book that moves you - no matter who you are, look no further." - Gene Kahn, Founder Cascadian Farms and Small Planet Foods

"It is quite rare to see such a quality, highly-professional, heartfelt book that explores the conscience of an entrepreneur. The author's mind, heart, soul, talent, and insights are on parade - and will motivate readers to take 'a deliberate pause' to ask themselves if they are leading their best life. Read it and reap." - Sam Horn, Author of POP! and Got Your Attention?

"It's difficult to strike a balance between a well-researched book, a groundbreaking view of the world, and a highly readable and accessible style - A Deliberate Pause does this masterfully." - Harry Weller, Partner, NEA (New Enterprise Associates)

From the Inside Flap

Of everything to which we could apply entrepreneurial thinking, why haven't we applied it to entrepreneurship itself? Instead of deliberately pausing to take a fresh look, we regularly make these errors:
  • We seek a formulaic answer, a recipe, for how to make an entrepreneurial undertaking succeed. There isn't one.
  • We believe that the story of the individual entrepreneur tells us the story of entrepreneurship. It doesn't even come close.
  • Narrower still, we look to only one source, one time, or one form of entrepreneurship in our search for its secrets. Why?
Ironically, approaching entrepreneurship this way is the opposite of what entrepreneurs do when seeking to understand something and find its value. True entrepreneurs pause - deliberately, habitually.
As they do, they look for and see patterns others miss - patterns they can act on, draw others to, and extract value from as never before. Even more compelling (and revealing), the best do so not for a personal reward but for the advancement of humanity.
A Deliberate Pause takes an entrepreneurial look at entrepreneurship, learning from those who know best what really makes it work. Larry Robertson combines his vast experience with the sage insights of more than 200 individuals living in the entrepreneurial universe. In doing so, he shows us the value of a deliberate pause and the truth about entrepreneurship as we've never known it before. More, he places the power directly in our hands and invites each of us to change our lives and our world.

Product details

Beyond your wildest dreams
From DC & Neil Gaiman, The Sandman arises only on Audible. Listen free with trial

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5
106 customer ratings
5 star
4 star
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2009
Verified Purchase
9 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2009
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2010
Verified Purchase