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The self-made myth : and the truth about how government helps individuals and businesses succeed

Author: Brian Miller; Mike Lapham
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2012.
Series: BK currents book.
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"The Self-Made Myth exposes the false claim that business success is the result of heroic individual effort with little or no outside help. Brian Miller and Mike Lapham bust the myth and present profiles of business leaders who recognize the public investments and supports that made their success possible—including Warren Buffett, Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry's, New Belgium Brewing CEO Kim Jordan, and others. The book  Read more...
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Miller, Brian.
Self-Made Myth : And the Truth about How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed.
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Miller; Mike Lapham
ISBN: 9781609945077 1609945077 1609945069 9781609945060 9781609945084 1609945085 9781609945749 1609945743 1280128232 9781280128233
OCLC Number: 775302595
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Public Policy and the Success Narrative --
The Self-Made Myth --
Busting the Myth --
The Built-Together Reality of Individual Success --
Stories of Success and the Common Good --
Policy Implications and the Public Investment Imperative --
A Call to Action.
Series Title: BK currents book.
Responsibility: Brian Miller and Mike Lapham.

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Explores the historic roots of the self-made myth and offers profiles of business leaders who, in their own words, identify the kinds of government support and assistance that were crucial to their  Read more...

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