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Lessons From the Edge: Survival Skills for Starting and Growing a Company Hardcover – Aug. 16 2003

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (Aug. 16 2003)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0195168259
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0195168259
  • Item weight : 591 g
  • Dimensions : 24.18 x 16.26 x 2.54 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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"Successes inspire us, but we learn and grow from failure. Lessons From the Edge is a wonderful opportunity to walk in the shoes of entrepreneurs who learned from their mistakes so they could help us avoid them!"―Kathleen Allen, Entrepreneur, and Director, USC Technology Commercialization Alliance

"As an entrepreneur, at times I thought I was reading about myself. At other times, I learned something new and what not to do. And in the end it reinvigorates me about entrepreneurship the risks, rewards and ability to come back. A must read!"―Keith Alper, Founder & CEO, Creative Producers Group and Companies, and Past Intl President, YEO International

"No one said it would be easy. Matthews, Dennis, and Economy share the lessons learned through difficult experience so that other entrepreneurs can avoid disaster or survive it."―Rob Johnston, President, Leader to Leader Institute

"This book captures the spirit, vision, and tenacity of the entrepreneur. Lessons worth noting and using!"―Paul and Sarah Edwards, authors of the best-selling Working From Home

"Lessons from the Edge, told by real entrepreneurs who have faced disaster, provides powerful insights for navigating the edges and increasing the probability of success."―Mark P. Rice, Murata Dean, F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College

About the Author

Jana Matthews, an international expert on company growth, founded Boulder Quantum Ventures to help CEOs, entrepreneurs, and their top teams unlock their growth potential. She frequently works with the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, Babson College, the Kauffman Center and the Edward Lowe Foundation. She is the co-author of Leading at the Speed of Growth, Building the Awesome Organization, and five other books. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Jeff Dennis is a life-long entrepreneur. As the co-founder of Flagship Capital Partners, he has been involved in start-ups, acquisitions and financings for a variety of businesses. His current entrepreneurial project is Secutor Capital Management Corporation. Through his association with YEO and the Kauffman Center, he has created a series of "Lessons from the Edge" seminars. He lives in Toronto. Peter Economy is Associate Editor of Leader to Leader magazine and co-author of Leadership Ensemble: Lessons in Collaborative Management from the World's Only Conductorless Orchestra and the best-selling Managing For Dummies among others. He lives in La Jolla, California.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for entrepreneur's starting their own business
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