- File Size: 649 KB
- Print Length: 349 pages
- Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; First edition (October 12, 2010)
- Publication Date: October 12, 2010
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003P8Q5PI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,008,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Intelligent Entrepreneur: How Three Harvard Business School Graduates Learned the 10 Rules of Successful Entrepreneurship Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Bill Murphy Jr. is the author of In a Time of War: The Proud and Perilous Journey of West Point's Class of 2002. Previously, he worked as Bob Woodward's research assistant on the bestselling State of Denial. An inveterate entrepreneur who was on the founding teams of three separate start-ups, he is also a former military officer, lawyer, and Washington Post reporter.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Now, let's talk about the book.
While I see why some reviewers who did not find specific answers gave the book not very good rating, I think they missed the point.
It is not a cookbook with some canned answers. It is rather a book that makes you think while walking you through the process of starting some great companies. Some of these companies have been eventually sold for tens of millions of dollars in just a few (1-7) years). Is it a good goal for your own startup? You decide.
Again, the main point of the book is that it makes you think. It is also a case study - one of the methods successfully used at Harvard Business School (HSB) to teach their students. All stories motivate you to achieve great success while showing that it is simply very difficult to do.
Sure, it was easier to get venture capital during dot com boom. Do you think the fact that it is more difficult now makes the book not very good?
Also, if you ever wanted to know how HBS operates, what kind of people go there, why, what that gives them, and what great companies come out of that, you will find enough hints in the book too.
Overall, if you are thinking or are in the middle of starting your own business, and are open minded enough to *think* instead of relying on some canned answers, then I greatly recommend this book. As a matter of fact, I feel lucky that - by accident - I bought the book and read it, if you will.