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A brief history of entrepreneurship : the pioneers, profiteers, and racketeers who shaped our world

Author: Joe Carlen
Publisher: New York : Columbia Business School Publishing, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Brief History of Entrepreneurship charts how the pursuit of profit by private individuals has been a prime mover in revolutionising civilisation. Entrepreneurs often butt up against processes, technologies, social conventions, and even laws. So they circumvent, innovate, and violate to obtain what they want. This creative destruction has brought about overland and overseas trade, colonisation, and a host of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Carlen
ISBN: 9780231173049 0231173040
OCLC Number: 947817141
Description: vi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"One shekel of your private silver" --
The pirates of Phoenicia --
The reluctant Romans --
An enterprising faith --
Flying money and capitalist monks --
Western Europe and a 'new world' of profit --
Captains of the revolution --
The land of [entrepreneurial] opportunity --
Flattening the world and colonizing space --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Joe Carlen.

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A Brief History of Entrepreneurship charts how the pursuit of profit by private individuals has been a prime mover in revolutionising civilisation. Entrepreneurs often butt up against processes, technologies, social conventions, and even laws. So they circumvent, innovate, and violate to obtain what they want. This creative destruction has brought about overland and overseas trade, colonisation, and a host of revolutionary technologies-from caffeinated beverages to the personal computer-that have transformed society. Consulting rich archival sources, including some that have never before been translated, Carlen maps the course of human history through nine episodes when entrepreneurship reshaped our world. Highlighting the most colourful characters of each era, he discusses Mesopotamian merchants' creation of the urban market economy; Phoenician merchant-sailors intercontinental trade, which came to connect Africa, Asia, and Europe; Chinese tea traders' invention of paper money; the colonisation of the Americas; and the current "flattening" of the world's economic playing field. Yet the pursuit of profit hasn't always moved us forward. From slavery to organised crime, Carlen explores how entrepreneurship can sometimes work at the expense of others. He also discusses the new entrepreneurs who, through the nascent space tourism industry, are leading humanity to a multiplanetary future. By exploring all sides of this legacy, Carlen brings much-needed detail to the role of entrepreneurship in revolutionising civilisation.

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Joe Carlen delves in primary and secondary sources, including texts on modern management, and presents them in readable and attractive prose. A Brief History of Entrepreneurship is a light and Read more...

 
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