By Invitation Only

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Published: 2012-04-12

ISBN: 9781591844631

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

On a warm September night in 2002, former acquaintances Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis reconnected at a mixer for new students at Harvard Business School. Alexis had just ended a four-year run at eBay during the dotcom boom and bust. Alexandra had just spent three years as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. Now they were entering the country’s top training ground for future titans of Wall Street and the Fortune 500.  Little did either suspect that five years later, they’d become famous not in finance or consulting or corporate management, but at the bleeding-edge

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Price: $27.95


The Ultralight Startup

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Published: 2012-04-12

ISBN: 9781591844860

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

“When I was first starting out, I had to learn many things by trial and error, and I know I could have saved myself a lot of grief if someone had given me advice on what to do. I hope this book will help and inspire you to pursue your passion while avoiding some of the mistakes I made.”It’s easier than ever before to launch a startup. But in a world where barriers to entry are virtually nonexistent and everyone wants to be the next Facebook, competition is fierce. If you’re just beginning and lack the money and clout to make an automatic splash, how do you differentiate

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Price: $25.95


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Food Truck Business

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Published: 2012-04-03

ISBN: 9781615641628

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

Everything readers need to know to start up and operate a wildly popular mobile food business Includes crucial marketing expertise from a successful food truck entrepreneur

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Price: $19.95


World Changers

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Published: 2011-12-08

ISBN: 9781591844501

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

What if you could sit down with some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs and gain their knowledge and insights on how to create a game changing business? Imagine having the chance to listen to a John Mackey (Whole Foods) or a Fred Smith (FedEx) on the most important things they’ve learned from their experiences. Or having the benefit of the self-reflection of Howard Schultz of Starbucks, who had to come back to the company he originally built to reinvent it and himself?Of course it’s not possible to deliver these rock star entrepreneurs to your dinner table. But John A. Byrne

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Price: $26.95


Built to Sell

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Published: 2011-04-28

ISBN: 9781591843979

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

A business parable about how to create a start-up that won’t trap you when you want to sell it. According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren’t confident that the company-even if it’s profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency. Alex turns to Ted, an entrepreneur and old family friend, who encourages Alex to pursue three criteria to make his

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Price: $24.95


Business Stripped Bare

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Published: 2011-04-26

ISBN: 9781591844068

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

“The brave may not live forever-but the cautious do not live at all!” -Sir Richard Branson Richard Branson is an iconic entrepreneur and the founder of Virgin Airways, Virgin Records, and many other Virgin businesses around the world. Now he shares the inside track on his life in business and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant, and audacious deals. Combining invaluable advice with remarkable, and candid stories of Virgin’s greatest achievements, as well as some of its setbacks, this is a dynamic, inspirational, and truly original guide. Whether you are an executive, an

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Price: $16.00


The Narrow Road

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Published: 2011-04-14

ISBN: 9781591843733

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

One of the world’s most successful media moguls shares eighty-eight tips for starting a business and getting rich. In How to Get Rich, British mogul Felix Dennis told the engaging story of how he started a media empire and became one of the wealthiest men in Britain-all without a college degree or any formal training. Now he shows readers exactly what it takes to start a business and make it successful. Dennis offers a pithy guide for those determined to attempt what he calls the getting of money-regardless of the consequences. His eighty-eight tips include: ? Do not fall in love with any project.

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Price: $25.95


Ten Steps Ahead

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Published: 2011-03-17

ISBN: 9781591843764

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

How do the most extraordinary entrepreneurs create a bold vision for the future-and follow through against all setbacks? Visionaries like Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison are the stuff of legend. Yet we still fumble in describing what they actually do. Drawing on recent insights from neuroscience about the roles that intuition, emotional intelligence, and courage can play, Ten Steps Ahead reveals what makes visionaries tick and how they develop and use their extraordinary powers. We learn, for instance, ? how Richard Branson had the insight to trademark Virgin Galactic in the early 1990s, when private

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Price: $25.95


Shark Tales

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Published: 2011-02-09

ISBN: 9781591844181

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran–and her best advice for anyone starting a business. After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using the unconventional lessons she learned from her homemaker mom, she gradually built it into a $6 billion dollar business. Now Barbara’s even more famous for the no-nonsense wisdom she offers to entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, ABC’s hit reality TV show. Shark Tales is down-to-earth, frank, and as heartwarming

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Price: $15.00


Eat People

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Published: 2011-02-03

ISBN: 9781591843771

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

How entrepreneurs find the next big thing-and make it huge. The era of easy money and easy jobs is officially over. Today, we’re all entrepreneurs, and the tides of change threaten to capsize anyone who plays it safe. Taking risks is the name of the game-but how can you tell a smart bet from a stupid gamble? Andy Kessler has made a career out of seeing the future of business, as an analyst, investment banker, venture capitalist, and hedge fund manager. He evaluated the business potential of the likes of Steve Jobs and Michael Dell before they were Steve Jobs and Michael Dell. His eye for what’s

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Price: $25.95


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