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The change makers : from Carnegie to Gates : how the great entrepreneurs transformed ideas into industries

Author: Maury Klein
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Entrepreneurs, even more than inventors, are essential to American business. While inventors produce ideas, entrepreneurs get things done, build the markets, and make the ideas a reality. For over a century, we have lionized and demonized them: the robber barons, the industrial statesmen, the tech revolutionaries. But what creative talents do the legendary American entrepreneurs share, and what can you learn from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Andrew Carnegie; Bill Gates; Bill Gates; Andrew Carnegie
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maury Klein
ISBN: 0805069143 9780805069143
OCLC Number: 50518852
Description: xvi, 318 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Say good-bye to the robber barons --
The enigma of creativity --
Portrait of the entrepreneur as a young man --
The entrepreneurs and their visions --
The talents of the great entrepreneurs --
The entrepreneurs at work --
Follies and foibles --
All in the family --
The law and the higher law --
The entrepreneurs off duty --
Epilogue: Profiling the great entrepreneur.
Responsibility: Maury Klein.
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This volume analyses how innovators from Andrew Carnegie to Bill Gates triumphed over perennial challenges in planning and strategy, production, operations, staffing and sales - and transformed  Read more...

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