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Survival tactics : the top 11 behaviors of successful entrepreneurs

Author: Ted Sun
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing from extensive primary research conducted with entrepreneurs in a variety of fields, Sun dispels common myths and misconceptions about entrepreneurship and identifies eleven core beliefs, behaviors, and qualities of successful individuals, including technical proficiency, team-building skills, and the ability to make decisions without complete information. Moreover, through numerous illustrative examples,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Sun
ISBN: 9780275994709 0275994708
OCLC Number: 123374422
Description: xiv, 198 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Tables and figures --
Acknowledgments --
pt. 1. You and entrepreneurship --
ch. 1. Are you an entrepreneur? Says who? --
Learning your entrepreneurial roots --
You are only as good as a machine --
You have 100 percent control of your future as an entrepreneur --
ch. 2. How to read this book --
ch. 3. Theoretical foundations --
Are you inside a box? --
Research that builds foundation --
ch. 4. What does success mean to you? --
Differences between men and women --
Time rich --
pt. 2. Self-leadership --
ch. 5. Behavior 1 : Constant learning --
Learning and ego --
Redefine learning --
Strategies for learning --
ch. 6. Behavior 2 : Technical proficiency --
Technical proficiency transfer --
Abundance instead of fear --
ch. 7. Behavior 3 : Self-confidence --
ch. 8. Behavior 4 : Co-dependence --
ch. 9. Behavior 5 : Risk taking --
Defining risk --
Entrepreneurship and risk --
Risk differences --
The three F's of risk --
ch. 10. Behavior 6 : Reactive --
Impact of being reactive --
Disengaging your tendency to sleep walk. pt. 3. Interpersonal leadership --
ch. 11. Behavior 7 : Employee training and development --
Foundations of a learning organization --
Knowledge creation within a learning organization --
The role of the entrepreneur in training and development --
ch. 12. Behavior 8 : Team-based decisions --
Redefining the team and their importance --
Understanding group dynamics and decisions --
Entrepreneurs' most powerful tool : Socratic methods --
pt. 4. Planning and systems management --
ch. 13. Behavior 9 : Being surprised --
Separating interpretation from events --
Entrepreneurial planning secrets --
ch. 14. Behavior 10 : Measurements and responsiveness --
Effective measurements : content --
Effective measurements : context --
Embrace constant change --
ch. 15. Behavior 11 : Action without full information --
How do you know what you know? --
A systematic thought process --
pt. 5. Your success --
ch. 16. Transforming your perception, thought, and behaviors --
Appendix A : Successful entrepreneur knowledge competence questionnaire --
Appendix B : Simple data analysis --
Appendix C : Research details --
Recommended resources --
Index.
Responsibility: Ted Sun.
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