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xxxvii, 526 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
CEE-242-01
Book
pages cm
  • Part 1: Venture Opportunity, Concept, and Strategy Chapter 1: Economic Growth and the Technology Entrepreneur Chapter 2: Opportunity and the Concept Summary Chapter 3: Vision and the Business Model Chapter 4: Competitive Strategy Chapter 5: Innovation Strategies Part 2: Venture Formation and Planning Chapter 6: Risk and Return Chapter 7: The Business Plan Chapter 8: Types of Ventures Chapter 9: Knowledge, Learning, and Design Chapter 10: Legal Formation and Intellectual Property Part 3: Detailed Functional Planning for the Venture Chapter 11: The Marketing and Sales Plan Chapter 12: Organizational Development Chapter 13: Acquiring and Organizing Resources Chapter 14: Management of Operations Chapter 15: Acquisitions and Global Expansion Part 4: Financing and Building the Venture Chapter 16: Profit and Harvest Chapter 17: The Financial Plan Chapter 18: Sources of Capital Chapter 19: Presentations and Deal Negotiations Chapter 20: Leading Ventures to Success.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073380186 20160606
For business, engineering, and science students and professionals who demand a comprehensive guide to high-growth entrepreneurship, "Technology Ventures" is the leading resource for analyzing opportunities and building new enterprises. Drawing on the latest academic research and practitioner insights, "Technology Ventures" integrates clear theoretical frameworks with action-oriented examples and exercises. Its broad perspective on 'technology', including clean tech, information technology and the life sciences, ensures wide-ranging appeal to anyone with an interest in high-potential ventures. The extensive features in this edition include: expanded attention to 'clean tech' startups in the energy and environment sectors; special coverage of university technology commercialization, open source innovation, and social entrepreneurship; eight cases, including two from the well-known Harvard Business School archive; a 'venture challenge' business plan exercise at the end of each chapter; and, extensive web-based resources, including sample presentations, more cases and business plans, and numerous videos of entrepreneurs and other thought leaders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073380186 20160606
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xx, 680 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1: Venture Opportunity, Concept, and Strategy Chapter 1: Economic Growth and the Technology Entrepreneur Chapter 2: Opportunity and the Concept Summary Chapter 3: Vision and the Business Model Chapter 4: Competitive Strategy Chapter 5: Innovation Strategies Part 2: Venture Formation and Planning Chapter 6: Risk and Return Chapter 7: The Business Plan Chapter 8: Types of Ventures Chapter 9: Knowledge, Learning, and Design Chapter 10: Legal Formation and Intellectual Property Part 3: Detailed Functional Planning for the Venture Chapter 11: The Marketing and Sales Plan Chapter 12: Organizational Development Chapter 13: Acquiring and Organizing Resources Chapter 14: Management of Operations Chapter 15: Acquisitions and Global Expansion Part 4: Financing and Building the Venture Chapter 16: Profit and Harvest Chapter 17: The Financial Plan Chapter 18: Sources of Capital Chapter 19: Presentations and Deal Negotiations Chapter 20: Leading Ventures to Success.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073380186 20160606
For business, engineering, and science students and professionals who demand a comprehensive guide to high-growth entrepreneurship, "Technology Ventures" is the leading resource for analyzing opportunities and building new enterprises. Drawing on the latest academic research and practitioner insights, "Technology Ventures" integrates clear theoretical frameworks with action-oriented examples and exercises. Its broad perspective on 'technology', including clean tech, information technology and the life sciences, ensures wide-ranging appeal to anyone with an interest in high-potential ventures. The extensive features in this edition include: expanded attention to 'clean tech' startups in the energy and environment sectors; special coverage of university technology commercialization, open source innovation, and social entrepreneurship; eight cases, including two from the well-known Harvard Business School archive; a 'venture challenge' business plan exercise at the end of each chapter; and, extensive web-based resources, including sample presentations, more cases and business plans, and numerous videos of entrepreneurs and other thought leaders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073380186 20160606
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
Book
xx, 680 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1: Venture Opportunity, Concept, and Strategy Chapter 1: Economic Growth and the Technology Entrepreneur Chapter 2: Opportunity and the Concept Summary Chapter 3: Vision and the Business Model Chapter 4: Competitive Strategy Chapter 5: Innovation Strategies Part 2: Venture Formation and Planning Chapter 6: Risk and Return Chapter 7: The Business Plan Chapter 8: Types of Ventures Chapter 9: Knowledge, Learning, and Design Chapter 10: Legal Formation and Intellectual Property Part 3: Detailed Functional Planning for the Venture Chapter 11: The Marketing and Sales Plan Chapter 12: Organizational Development Chapter 13: Acquiring and Organizing Resources Chapter 14: Management of Operations Chapter 15: Acquisitions and Global Expansion Part 4: Financing and Building the Venture Chapter 16: Profit and Harvest Chapter 17: The Financial Plan Chapter 18: Sources of Capital Chapter 19: Presentations and Deal Negotiations Chapter 20: Leading Ventures to Success.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073380186 20160606
For business, engineering, and science students and professionals who demand a comprehensive guide to high-growth entrepreneurship, "Technology Ventures" is the leading resource for analyzing opportunities and building new enterprises. Drawing on the latest academic research and practitioner insights, "Technology Ventures" integrates clear theoretical frameworks with action-oriented examples and exercises. Its broad perspective on 'technology', including clean tech, information technology and the life sciences, ensures wide-ranging appeal to anyone with an interest in high-potential ventures. The extensive features in this edition include: expanded attention to 'clean tech' startups in the energy and environment sectors; special coverage of university technology commercialization, open source innovation, and social entrepreneurship; eight cases, including two from the well-known Harvard Business School archive; a 'venture challenge' business plan exercise at the end of each chapter; and, extensive web-based resources, including sample presentations, more cases and business plans, and numerous videos of entrepreneurs and other thought leaders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073380186 20160606
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
Book
xix, 640 p : ill ; 24 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
CEE-242-01
Book
xix, 640 p : ill ; 25 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
CEE-242-01
Book
xix, 640 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Ch. 1. Government Policy Supporting PPP and Project Finance
  • Ch. 2. Introduction to Project Finance
  • Ch. 3. Introduction to PPP Through BOT Projects
  • Ch. 4. Bankability
  • Ch. 5. Allocation of Risk
  • Ch. 6. Project Participant Interface Risk
  • Ch. 7. World Bank Risk Mitigation Products
  • Ch. 8. Local Legal Issues
  • Ch. 9. Concession Agreement
  • Ch. 10. Shareholders' Agreement
  • Ch. 11. Construction Contract
  • Ch. 12. Operation and Maintenance Agreement
  • Ch. 13. Offtake Purchase Agreement
  • Ch. 14. Input Supply Agreement
  • Ch. 15. Issues Common to Project Documents
  • Ch. 16. Tendering
  • Ch. 17. Power
  • Ch. 18. Transportation
  • Ch. 19. Oil and Gas
  • Ch. 20. Telecommunications
  • Ch. 21. Water and Sanitation.
"Investment in infrastructure is critical to economic growth, quality of life, poverty reduction, access to education, good quality healthcare and achieving many of the goals of a robust and dynamic economy But infrastructure is difficult for the public sector to get right. The private sector (through public-private-participation - PPP) can help; it can provide more efficient procurement (cheaper, faster and better quality), refocus infrastructure services on consumer satisfaction and life cycle maintenance, place the financial burden of providing infrastructure on consumers rather than taxpayers and provide new sources of investment, in particular through limited recourse debt (aka project financing). But PPP presents challenges of its own. This book provides a practical guide to PPP, how governments can enable and encourage PPP, how PPP financing works, what PPP contractual structures look like and most importantly how PPP risk allocation works in practice, including specific discussion of each infrastructure sector."--BOOK JACKET.
Engineering Library (Terman)
CEE-242-01
Book
x, 304 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel - a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality - all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780446541466 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xx, 658 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
  • PART I 1 Capitalism and the Technology Entrepreneur2 Opportunity and the Business Summary3 Building a Competitive Advantage4 Creating a Strategy5 Innovation StrategiesPART II6 Risk and Return7 Venture Creation and the Business Plan8 Independent Versus Corporate Ventures9 Knowledge, Learning, and Design10 Legal Formation and Intellectual PropertyPART III11 The Marketing and Sales Plan12 The New Enterprise Organization13 Acquiring, Organizing, and Managing Resources14 The Management of Operations15 Acquisitions, Mergers, and Global BusinessPART IV16 The Profit and Harvest Plan17 The Financial Plan18 Sources of Capital19 Presenting the Plan and Negotiating the Deal20 Leading a New Technology Venture to SuccessReferencesAppendix A Business PlansAppendix B CasesInformation Sources on the InternetGlossaryIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073294421 20160527
  • Section I 1 Capitalism and the Technology Entrepreneur2 The Opportunity, the Entrepreneur, and the Business Summary3 Building Competitive Advantage4 Creating Strategy5 Technology, Innovation, and TimingSection II6 Risk, Return, and Product Design7 Corporate Technology Ventures8 Creating New Ventures and the Business Plan9 Building Knowledge and Learning in a New Enterprise10 Name, Legal Formation, and Intellectual PropertySection III11 The Marketing and Sales Plan12 The New Enterprise Organization13 Acquiring, Organizing, and Managing Resources14 Acquisitions, Mergers, and Global Business15 The Management of OperationsSection IV16 The Profit and Harvest Plan17 The Financial Plan18 Sources of Capital19 Presenting the Plan and Negotiating the Deal20 Leading the New Technology Venture to SuccessAppendix A Business PlansAppendix B CasesAppendix C GlossaryAppendix D Information on the Internet.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073365046 20160528
"Technology Ventures" is the first textbook to thoroughly examine a global phenomenon known as "technology entrepreneurship." Now in its second edition, this book integrates the most valuable entrepreneurship and technology management theories from some of the world's leading scholars and educators with current examples of new technologies and an extensive suite of media resources. Dorf and Byers's comprehensive collection of action-oriented concepts and applications provides both students and professionals with the tools necessary for success in starting and growing a technology enterprise. "Technology Ventures" details the critical differences between scientific ideas and true business opportunities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073529226 20160527
Entrepreneurship represents a vital source of change in all facets of society, empowering individuals to seek opportunity where others see insurmountable problems. Technology entrepreneurship is a style of business leadership that involves identifying high-potential, technology-intensive commercial opportunities, gathering resources such as talent and capital, and managing rapid growth and significant risks using principled decision-making skills.This text is the first book to address technology ventures, covering topics that engineers would be interested in. Tom Byers is well known in the community and Dick Dorf is the world renown electrical engineering author. "Technology Ventures" provides an action-oriented approach through the use of examples, exercises, cases, sample business plans, and recommended sources for more information. This comprehensive collection of concepts and applications provides both students and professionals with the tools necessary for success in starting and growing a technology enterprise.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073365046 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ENGR-145-01
Book
xx, 658 p. : ill ; 24 cm. + 1 DVD (sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • PART I 1 Capitalism and the Technology Entrepreneur2 Opportunity and the Business Summary3 Building a Competitive Advantage4 Creating a Strategy5 Innovation StrategiesPART II6 Risk and Return7 Venture Creation and the Business Plan8 Independent Versus Corporate Ventures9 Knowledge, Learning, and Design10 Legal Formation and Intellectual PropertyPART III11 The Marketing and Sales Plan12 The New Enterprise Organization13 Acquiring, Organizing, and Managing Resources14 The Management of Operations15 Acquisitions, Mergers, and Global BusinessPART IV16 The Profit and Harvest Plan17 The Financial Plan18 Sources of Capital19 Presenting the Plan and Negotiating the Deal20 Leading a New Technology Venture to SuccessReferencesAppendix A Business PlansAppendix B CasesInformation Sources on the InternetGlossaryIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073294421 20160527
  • Section I 1 Capitalism and the Technology Entrepreneur2 The Opportunity, the Entrepreneur, and the Business Summary3 Building Competitive Advantage4 Creating Strategy5 Technology, Innovation, and TimingSection II6 Risk, Return, and Product Design7 Corporate Technology Ventures8 Creating New Ventures and the Business Plan9 Building Knowledge and Learning in a New Enterprise10 Name, Legal Formation, and Intellectual PropertySection III11 The Marketing and Sales Plan12 The New Enterprise Organization13 Acquiring, Organizing, and Managing Resources14 Acquisitions, Mergers, and Global Business15 The Management of OperationsSection IV16 The Profit and Harvest Plan17 The Financial Plan18 Sources of Capital19 Presenting the Plan and Negotiating the Deal20 Leading the New Technology Venture to SuccessAppendix A Business PlansAppendix B CasesAppendix C GlossaryAppendix D Information on the Internet.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073365046 20160528
"Technology Ventures" is the first textbook to thoroughly examine a global phenomenon known as "technology entrepreneurship." Now in its second edition, this book integrates the most valuable entrepreneurship and technology management theories from some of the world's leading scholars and educators with current examples of new technologies and an extensive suite of media resources. Dorf and Byers's comprehensive collection of action-oriented concepts and applications provides both students and professionals with the tools necessary for success in starting and growing a technology enterprise. "Technology Ventures" details the critical differences between scientific ideas and true business opportunities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073529226 20160527
Entrepreneurship represents a vital source of change in all facets of society, empowering individuals to seek opportunity where others see insurmountable problems. Technology entrepreneurship is a style of business leadership that involves identifying high-potential, technology-intensive commercial opportunities, gathering resources such as talent and capital, and managing rapid growth and significant risks using principled decision-making skills.This text is the first book to address technology ventures, covering topics that engineers would be interested in. Tom Byers is well known in the community and Dick Dorf is the world renown electrical engineering author. "Technology Ventures" provides an action-oriented approach through the use of examples, exercises, cases, sample business plans, and recommended sources for more information. This comprehensive collection of concepts and applications provides both students and professionals with the tools necessary for success in starting and growing a technology enterprise.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780073365046 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
Book
xxvi, 564 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
In a world where advanced knowledge is widespread and low-cost labor is readily available, U.S. advantages in the marketplace and in science and technology have begun to erode. A comprehensive and coordinated federal effort is urgently needed to bolster U.S. competitiveness and pre-eminence in these areas. This congressionally requested report by a pre-eminent committee makes four recommendations along with 20 implementation actions that federal policy-makers should take to create high-quality jobs and focus new science and technology efforts on meeting the nation's needs, especially in the area of clean, affordable energy: increase America's talent pool by vastly improving K-12 mathematics and science education; sustain and strengthen the nation's commitment to long-term basic research; develop, recruit, and retain top students, scientists, and engineers from both the U.S. and abroad; and, ensure that the United States is the premier place in the world for innovation. Some actions will involve changing existing laws, while others will require financial support that would come from reallocating existing budgets or increasing them. "Rising Above the Gathering Storm" will be of great interest to federal and state government agencies, educators and schools, public decision makers, research sponsors, regulatory analysts, and scholars.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309100397 20160528
Green Library, Engineering Library (Terman), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman), Special Collections
Book
xv, 239 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Role of multi-criteria decision making in natural resource management, Gamini Herath and Tony Prato-- Analysis of forest policy using multi-attribute value theory, Jayanath Ananda and Gamini Herath-- Comparing Riparian revegetation policy options using the analytic hierarchy process, M. Ejaz Qureshi and Steven Harrison-- Managing Environmental and health risks from a lead and zinc smelter: an application of deliberative multi-criteria evaluation, Wendy Proctor, Chris McQuade and Anne Dekker-- Multiple attribute evaluation of management alternatives for the Missouri River System, Tony Prato-- Multi-criteria decision analysis for integrated watershed management, Zeyuan Qiu-- Fuzzy multiple attribute evaluation of agricultural systems, Leonie A. Marks and Elizabeth G. Dunn-- Multi-criteria decision support for energy supply assessment, Bram Noble-- Seaport development in Vietnam - evaluation using the analytic hierarch process, Tran Phuong Dong and David M. Chapman-- Valuing wetland aquatic resources using the analytic hierarchy process, Premachandra Wattage and Simon Mardle-- Multiple Attribute evaluation for national park management, Tony Prato-- The future of MCDA in natural resource management: some Generalizations, Gamini Herath and Tony Prato-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754645962 20160527
Providing useful insights on the use of Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) in natural resource management, this book examines a number of empirical applications for several countries and a variety of natural resources. It is shown that using MCDA in the management of water, forestry, wetland and other natural resources can substantially improve the design and implementation of natural resource and environmental policies. Stakeholder involvement is also an important determinant of successful resource management and MCDA provides a useful and effective framework for getting stakeholders involved in resource management decisions. "Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Natural Resource Management" gives in-depth analysis of the potential problems in applying these techniques, including difficulties eliciting required information, lack of suitable measures for environmental variables and the need to develop innovative methods to simplify the use of MCDA.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754645962 20160527
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xviii, 664 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Section I 1 Capitalism and the Technology Entrepreneur2 The Opportunity, the Entrepreneur, and the Business Summary3 Building Competitive Advantage4 Creating Strategy5 Technology, Innovation, and TimingSection II6 Risk, Return, and Product Design7 Corporate Technology Ventures8 Creating New Ventures and the Business Plan9 Building Knowledge and Learning in a New Enterprise10 Name, Legal Formation, and Intellectual PropertySection III11 The Marketing and Sales Plan12 The New Enterprise Organization13 Acquiring, Organizing, and Managing Resources14 Acquisitions, Mergers, and Global Business15 The Management of OperationsSection IV16 The Profit and Harvest Plan17 The Financial Plan18 Sources of Capital19 Presenting the Plan and Negotiating the Deal20 Leading the New Technology Venture to SuccessAppendix A Business PlansAppendix B CasesAppendix C GlossaryAppendix D Information on the Internet.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780072853537 20160527
"Technology Ventures" is the first textbook to thoroughly examine a global phenomenon known as "technology entrepreneurship." Entrepreneurship represents a vital source of change in all facets of society, empowering individuals to seek opportunity where others see insurmountable problems. Technology entrepreneurship is a style of business leadership that involves identifying high-potential, technology-intensive commercial opportunities, gathering resources such as talent and capital, and managing rapid growth and significant risks using principled decision-making skills. The book integrates the most valuable entrepreneurship and technology management theories from some of the world's leading scholars and educators. It provides an action-oriented approach through the use of examples, exercises, cases, sample business plans, and recommended sources for more information. This comprehensive collection of concepts and applications provides both students and professionals with the tools necessary for success in starting and growing a technology enterprise. "Technology Ventures" details the critical differences between scientific ideas and true business opportunities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780072853537 20160527
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
Book
xv, 268 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword 1. The Nature of Partnerships 2. The Revolution in Infrastructure 3. The Origins of Partnerships 4. Partnerships and Conventional Procurement of Infrastructure 5. The Structure of Partnership Agreements 6. Issues in Public Private Partnerships 7. Risk Management 8. The Governance of Partnerships 9. PPPs in Emerging Markets 10. An Assessment References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840647112 20160527
This path-breaking book considers the recent trend for governments to look increasingly to private sector finance, provided by private enterprises constructing and managing public infrastructure facilities in partnership with government bodies. One outstanding feature of the book is that it brings together an academic assessment of this phenomenon with practitioner-based experience of organizing partnerships and advising government bodies in Australia, Canada, Continental Europe, Hong Kong and the UK. While the volume, as a whole, draws on this extensive experience of the market, there are also a number of specific case studies. Developments in the major advanced countries are covered, along with the potential for public private partnerships in developing countries and transition economies. Combining practitioner knowledge and academic perspective and integrating engineering, economics and finance literature, Public Private Partnerships will be of great interest to economists, engineers, investment banks and government bodies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840647112 20160527
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Jerry Sanders 2
  • Larry Ellison 18
  • Kim Polese 38
  • T.J. Rodgers 56
  • Tom Siebel 72
  • Bill Gates 90
  • Carol Bartz 108
  • Al Shugart 122
  • Gordon Moore 138
  • Scott McNealy 156
  • Candice Carpenter 172
  • Philippe Kahn 186
  • John Sidgmore 202
  • Steve Wozniak 218
  • Bob Metcalfe 234
  • Nolan Bushnell 248.
An intimate behind--the--scenes look into the personal triumphs and tragedies of sixteen famous and infamous industry titans From the garages and kitchen tables across America, the technology entrepreneurs have built great companies, reaped unimaginable wealth, and endured challenges to the very core of their personal beliefs and confidence. Now, Betting It All looks directly into the hearts and minds of sixteen of these extraordinary business people. It strips away the legend and gives readers a true glimpse into the very human side of each entrepreneur--including what motivates them, inspires them, and pushes them to continue in the face of crisis. From Bill Gates, Scott McNealy, and Kim Polese to Steve Wozniak and Larry Ellison, this remarkable book reveals what personal and professional price success brings, along with their controversial views on business and society. Readers will hear how these famous and successful business people stay strong when the inevitable crisis comes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471201908 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
ix, 181 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Prologue: The Monk and the Riddle 1. The Pitch 2. The Rules of the Game 3. The Virtual CEO 4. The Deferred Life Plan 5. Romance, not Finance 6. The Big Idea 7. Beyond the Bottom Line 8. Who Will Lead? 9. The Gamble 10. The Whole Life Plan Epilogue: The Road About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781578511402 20160528
This book describes how one Silicon Valley insider has blazed a path of professional - and personal - success playing the game by his own rules. Silicon Valley is filled with garage-to-riches stories and hot young entrepreneurs with big ideas. Yet even in this place where the exceptional is common, Randy Komisar is a breed apart. Currently a "Virtual CEO" who provides "leadership on demand" for several renowned companies, Komisar was recently described by the "Washington Post" as a "combined professional mentor, minister without portfolio, in-your-face investor, trouble-shooter and door opener." But even more interesting than what he does is how - and why - he does it. Komisar has found a way to turn an ambitious and challenging work life into his life's work."The Monk and the Riddle" is unlike any other business book you've read. Transcending the typical "leadership book" model of lists and frameworks on how to succeed in business, "The Monk and the Riddle" is instead a lively and humorous narrative about the education of a unique Valley insider. It unfolds over the course of an ongoing dialogue between Komisar and would-be entrepreneurs, "Lenny and Allison, " and is at once a portal into the inner workings of Silicon Valley - from how startups get launched to how venture capitalists do their deals to how plans get prepared and pitched - and a deeply personal account of how one mover and shaker found fulfillment, not in work's rewards but in work itself.As the narrative follows Komisar through meetings with venture capitalists and eager entrepreneurs, and as his conversations with Lenny evolve toward a resolution, "The Monk and the Riddle" imparts invaluable lessons about the differences between leadership and management and passion and drive, and about the meaning of professional and personal success. "When all is said and done, " writes Komisar, "the journey is the reward.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781578511402 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
Book
ix, 181 pages ; 22 cm
  • Prologue: The Riddle
  • The Pitch
  • The Rules of the Game
  • The Virtual CEO
  • The Deferred Life Plan
  • The Romance, Not the Finance
  • The Big Idea
  • The Bottom Line
  • The Art of Leadership
  • The Gamble
  • The Whole Life Plan
  • Epilogue: The Road.
This book describes how one Silicon Valley insider has blazed a path of professional - and personal - success playing the game by his own rules. Silicon Valley is filled with garage-to-riches stories and hot young entrepreneurs with big ideas. Yet even in this place where the exceptional is common, Randy Komisar is a breed apart. Currently a "Virtual CEO" who provides "leadership on demand" for several renowned companies, Komisar was recently described by the "Washington Post" as a "combined professional mentor, minister without portfolio, in-your-face investor, trouble-shooter and door opener." But even more interesting than what he does is how - and why - he does it. Komisar has found a way to turn an ambitious and challenging work life into his life's work."The Monk and the Riddle" is unlike any other business book you've read. Transcending the typical "leadership book" model of lists and frameworks on how to succeed in business, "The Monk and the Riddle" is instead a lively and humorous narrative about the education of a unique Valley insider. It unfolds over the course of an ongoing dialogue between Komisar and would-be entrepreneurs, "Lenny and Allison, " and is at once a portal into the inner workings of Silicon Valley - from how startups get launched to how venture capitalists do their deals to how plans get prepared and pitched - and a deeply personal account of how one mover and shaker found fulfillment, not in work's rewards but in work itself.As the narrative follows Komisar through meetings with venture capitalists and eager entrepreneurs, and as his conversations with Lenny evolve toward a resolution, "The Monk and the Riddle" imparts invaluable lessons about the differences between leadership and management and passion and drive, and about the meaning of professional and personal success. "When all is said and done, " writes Komisar, "the journey is the reward.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781578511402 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01

19. Environmental finance [1999 - ]

Journal/Periodical
v. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman), SAL3 (off-campus storage)