Entrepreneurial Excellence: Profit from the Best Ideas of the Experts

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In Entrepreneurial Excellence, some of the top entrepreneurial strategists from around the world--representing a collective output of more than 100 books and practical experience founding or consulting with more than 300 companies--share their advice and wisdom. You'll learn about:

* The spirit of enterprise from Larry Farrell, whose company has trained nearly 1,000,000 entrepreneurs.
* The entrepreneurial mindset from Rita Gunther McGrath, a professor at Columbia University's Lang Centre for Entrepreneurship.
* The art of entrepreneurship from Henry Mintzberg, a professor at McGill University and one of the world's leading management "gurus."

The experts interviewed provide advice to the leading companies in the world. Now you can get the same advice--the insiders' secrets--at a fraction of the cost and in an easy-to-understand format.

Why did Edison succeed when so many others didn't? Why did putting 50 matches in a matchbox give its Swedish originators a 50-year world monopoly? Why did Frank Batten's "The Weather Channel" survive early storms and then prosper?

You'll learn these answers--and many more.

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"Rick Goossen is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur! He lives it, breathes it, and now tells it like it is! This book is essential reading for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, but is the must-read book for aspiring or practicing entrepreneurs. In an ever more crowded bookshelf on the subject, this book stands out because Rick Goossen stands out as the real thing!"
--Dr. Richard W. Oliver, professor at Cornell and Vanderbilt universities, author of The Shape of Things to Come: 7 Imperatives for Winning in the New World of Business

"Rick Goossen is the renaissance man of entrepreneurship. With Canadian and U.S. law degrees, he has the legal knowledge. He founded and runs a business that raises money for entrepreneurs, so he has the financial knowledge. He teaches entrepreneurial skills at the university level, so he has the academic knowledge. And perhaps most importantly, all of Goossen's entrepreneurial knowledge and work is guided by his unique, values-driven view of enterprise. Rick Goossen is an entrepreneur for all seasons. I look forward to reviewing his manuscript and then reading his published book on The Greatest Thinkers on Entrepreneurship."
--Larry C. Farrell is Chairman of The Farrell Company, "the world's leading firm for researching and teaching entrepreneurship." He is also author of Searching For The Spirit Of Enterprise, The Entrepreneurial Age, and Getting Entrepreneurial!

"Rick Goossen is uniquely qualified to author a book on entrepreneurship. He has a phenomenal record as an entrepreneur and corporate financier. However, he is also a scholar and university professor. In addition to Rick's own experience, he also builds into the book the expertise of some of the world's foremost entrepreneurs. While this book will be valuable for any aspiring entrepreneur, it is absolutely essential reading for students studying entrepreneurship in business schools across North America."
--Kevin G. Sawatsky, professor, and currently the Dean of the School of Business at Trinity Western University

"Rick Goossen has studied entrepreneurship by practising it in North America, and by living among some of the world's most instinctive entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. He has also thought hard about its nature, and this book reflects both those analyses and those experiences."
--Gordon Redding, Director, Euro Asian Research Centre, INSEAD, France, Professor Emeritus at the University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester, U.K.; he is the author of The Spirit of Chinese Capitalism

"If you want to achieve enduring success in business and in life, and you want to do it your way, you must read this book. Rick Goossen is an entrepreneur who is constantly driven to create new business ideas. And he has an amazing track record of success, as a lawyer, journalist, author, university teacher, and corporate financier. In this book, he blends his own unique insights with the wisdom of the world's foremost experts on entrepreneurship to show others how to take the world by storm."
--Michael Alexander, author of How to Inherit Money

"Rick Goossen has compiled the great thinking of entrepreneurship experts in a handy volume that should be read by every entrepreneur looking to grow and finance a company on Wall Street."
--Terry Murphy, managing director of Rodman & Renshaw

"The entrepreneurship book that Rick Goossen proposes should take the industry by storm, because it uniquely integrates the wisdom of seminal thinkers and practitioners of entrepreneurship. As Editor of the Journal of Business Strategy and strategic management professor, Rick has the unique experience to integrate and synthesize wisdom from the greatest entrepreneurship thinkers of all time. The need for this book has existed for years and, thus, it should be widely adopted in both entrepreneurship and strategic management courses as supportive reading material. Very likely, this book will also become popular reading for millions of entrepreneurs across the globe."
--Dr. Fred David, author of the best-selling Strategic Management, professor of strategic management at Francis Marion University

About the Author:

Richard J. Goossen, Ph.D., has focused on entrepreneurial strategy, finance, and growth for more than 20 years as a serial new venture founder, strategic advisor to high-growth companies, lawyer, researcher, author, educator and professional public speaker. He has written three books, edited three others, and written more than 100 articles. He has been a director, officer and/or advisor to a wide variety of companies in industries from pharmaceuticals and software development to IT training, online travel, and mining. He is presently CEO of M & A Capital Corp. and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship & strategy at the School of Business, Trinity Western University. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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