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  • 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
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x, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Ch. 1. The path to disaster: the product development model
  • ch. 2. The path to epiphany: the customer development model
  • ch. 3. Customer discovery
  • ch. 4. Customer validation
  • ch. 5. Customer creation
  • ch. 6. Company building
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 336 p.) : ill.
  • Foreword. Preface. About TechStars. Theme 1: Idea and Vision. Trust Me, Your Idea IsWorthless. StartWith Your Passion. Look for the Pain. Get Feedback Early. Usage Is Like Oxygen for Ideas. Forget the Kitchen Sink. Find That One Thing They Love. Don't Plan. Prototype! You Never Need Another Original Idea. Get It Out There. Avoid Tunnel Vision. Focus. Iterate Again. Fail Fast. Pull the PlugWhen You KnowIt's Time. Theme 2: People. Don't Go It Alone. Avoid Co-Founder Conflict. Hire People Better than You. If You Can Quit, You Should. Build a Balanced Team. Startups Seek Friends. Engage Great Mentors. Define Your Culture. Two Strikes and You Are Out. Karma Matters. Be Open to Randomness. Theme 3: Execution. Do More Faster. Assume that You'reWrong. Make Decisions Quickly. It's Just Data. Use Your Head, then Trust Your Gut. Progress Equals Validated Learning. The Plural of Anecdote Is Not Data. Don't Suck at E-Mail. UseWhat's Free. Be Tiny Until You Shouldn't Be. Don't Celebrate theWrong Things. Be Specific. Learn from Your Failures. Quality over Quantity. Have a Bias Toward Action. Do or Do Not, There Is No Try. Theme 4: Product. Don"t Wait Until You Are Proud of Your Product. Find Your Whitespace. Focus on What Matters. Obsess over Metrics. Avoid Distractions. Know Your Customer. Beware the Big Companies. Throw Things Away. Pivot. Theme 5: Fundraising. You Don't Have to Raise Money. There's More than OneWay to Raise Money. Don't Forget about Bootstrapping. Beware of Angel InvestorsWho Aren't. Seed Investors Care about Three Things. Practice Like You Play. If YouWant Money, Ask for Advice. Show, Don't Tell. Turn the Knife after You Stick It in. Don't Overoptimize on Valuations. Get Help with Your Term Sheet. Focus on the First One-Third. Theme 6: Legal and Structure. Form the Company Early. Choose the Right Company Structure. Default to Delaware. Lawyers Don't Have to Be Expensive. Vesting Is Good for You. Your Brother-in-Law Is Probably Not the Right Corporate Lawyer. To 83(b) or Not to 83(b), There Is No Question. Theme 7: Work-Life Balance. DiscoverWork-Life Balance. Practice Your Passion. Follow Your Heart. TurnWork into Play. Get Out from behind Your Computer. Stay Healthy. Get Away from It All. The Evolution of TechStars. What Motivated Me to Start TechStars? Why TechStars Started in Boulder. How TechStars Came to Boston. How TechStars Came to Seattle. So YouWant to Start TechStars in Your City? Appendix: The TechStars Companies. About the Authors. Acknowledgments. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470929834 20160605
Practical advice from some of today's top early stage investors and entrepreneurs TechStars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator with operations in three U.S. cities. Once a year in each city, it funds about ten Internet startups with a small amount of capital and surrounds them with around fifty top Internet entrepreneurs and investors. Historically, about seventy-five percent of the companies that go through TechStars raise a meaningful amount of angel or venture capital. Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup is a collection of advice that comes from individuals who have passed through, or are part of, this proven program. Each vignette is an exploration of information often heard during the TechStars program and provides practical insights into early stage entrepreneurship. Contains seven sections, each focusing on a major theme within the TechStars program, including idea and vision, fundraising, legal and structure, and work/life balance Created by two highly regarded experts in the world of early stage investing Essays in each section come from the experienced author team as well as TechStar mentors, entrepreneurs, and founders of companies While you'll ultimately have to make your own decisions about what's right for your business, Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup can get your entrepreneurial endeavor headed in the right direction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470929834 20160605
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ENGR-145-01
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320 p. ; 22 cm.
"Most startups are built to fail. But those failures, according to entrepreneur Eric Ries, are preventable. Startups don't fail because of bad execution, or missed deadlines, or blown budgets. They fail because they are building something nobody wants. Whether they arise from someone's garage or are created within a mature Fortune 500 organization, new ventures, by definition, are designed to create new products or services under conditions of extreme uncertainly. Their primary mission is to find out what customers ultimately will buy. One of the central premises of The Lean Startup movement is what Ries calls "validated learning" about the customer. It is a way of getting continuous feedback from customers so that the company can shift directions or alter its plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than creating an elaborate business plan and a product-centric approach, Lean Startup prizes testing your vision continuously with your customers and making constant adjustments"-- Provided by publisher.
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
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320 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
"Most startups are built to fail. But those failures, according to entrepreneur Eric Ries, are preventable. Startups don't fail because of bad execution, or missed deadlines, or blown budgets. They fail because they are building something nobody wants. Whether they arise from someone's garage or are created within a mature Fortune 500 organization, new ventures, by definition, are designed to create new products or services under conditions of extreme uncertainly. Their primary mission is to find out what customers ultimately will buy. One of the central premises of The Lean Startup movement is what Ries calls "validated learning" about the customer. It is a way of getting continuous feedback from customers so that the company can shift directions or alter its plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than creating an elaborate business plan and a product-centric approach, Lean Startup prizes testing your vision continuously with your customers and making constant adjustments"--Provided by publisher.
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
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1 online resource Digital: text file.
"Most startups are built to fail. But those failures, according to entrepreneur Eric Ries, are preventable. Startups don't fail because of bad execution, or missed deadlines, or blown budgets. They fail because they are building something nobody wants. Whether they arise from someone's garage or are created within a mature Fortune 500 organization, new ventures, by definition, are designed to create new products or services under conditions of extreme uncertainly. Their primary mission is to find out what customers ultimately will buy. One of the central premises of The Lean Startup movement is what Ries calls "validated learning" about the customer. It is a way of getting continuous feedback from customers so that the company can shift directions or alter its plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than creating an elaborate business plan and a product-centric approach, Lean Startup prizes testing your vision continuously with your customers and making constant adjustments"-- Provided by publisher.
eReserve
ENGR-145-01
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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
195 p. ; 22 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
Book
195 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
  • Buy one, get two free
  • The upside-down circus
  • Bikini or die
  • Please take out your wallets
  • The secret sauce of Silicon Valley
  • No way; engineering is for girls
  • Turn lemonade into helicopters
  • Paint the target around the arrow
  • Will this be on the exam?
  • Experimental artifacts.
Engineering Library (Terman)
ENGR-145-01
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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
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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
x, 281 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
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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
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
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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