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Table Of Contents
Entrepreneurial Timber Introduction Entrepreneurial Anatomy The Entrepreneurial World Entrepreneurial FAQ Success Characteristics Failure Characteristics Risk Is a Four-Letter Word Challenges of Entrepreneurship The Ten Commandments of Entrepreneurship References Intrapreneurship: Corporate Entrepreneurship Introduction Definitions Kelly Johnson's 14 Rules of Skunk Works Theory of Intrapreneurship The 3M Illustration Characteristics of Intrapreneurs External and Internal Business Environment Culture Regarding Innovation Corporate Support for Internal Business Creation Critical Issues in Intrapreneurship The Spin Zone The Spin-Out The Spin-Off Reorganization The Equity Carve-Out Intrapreneurship in Academia The Ten Commandments of Intrapreneurship References Women and Entrepreneurship Introduction Global Impact of Women Entrepreneurs Personal Challenges Faced by Female Entrepreneurs Women and Success Defining Success Twenty-Five Leading Female CEOs Hurdles to Overcome Role of Angel Groups Angel Capital Market and Female Entrepreneurs The Green Alliance. A Female-Owned Business Profile of Sarah Brown, Owner, Director The Green Alliance Business Model Business Conceptualization Green Alliance Mission The Green Business Enterprise An Interview with Sarah Brown The Importance of Emotional Support Don't Undersell Yourself Overcoming Perceptions, Gaining Respect, and Finding Success Putting It in Perspective References The Entrepreneurial Environment Introduction Leadership Qualities Leaders vs. Managers The Centrality of Leadership in a Start-Up Leadership Is Situational Establishing Your Founder Team Elements of Skilled Teams Establishing Your Board of Directors Selecting Your Board of Advisors Authority, Power, and Influence The Founder and Organizational Politics Power, Politics and Influence Organizational Persona The Dominant Coalition Dominant Coalition as Change Agent Theory of Change Force Field Analysis Leaders Need Followers Current Views of Followership The Followership Universe Time Management The Urgent-Important Matrix Conflict Management Entrepreneurial Rewards Entrepreneurial Types The Ten Commandments of Leadership References New Venture Creation Introduction Corporate Life Cycle Global Fortune 500 Annual Turnover Corporate Life Cycles Greiner's Model of Organizational Growth Churchill and Lewis Growth Model New Product Life Cycles A Small Company Is Not a Little Big Company Cash Is King Your Innovative Organization Types of Innovation Creating Your Own Innovation Culture Strategic Planning for Start-Ups Your Value Chain Analysis Your Value Proposition SWOT Analysis The Early Adopters Bridging the Valley of Death References Financing Your Dream Naming Your Baby Bad Company Names Bad Product Names Incorporating Your New Venture Characteristics of Corporations Selecting the Optimal Legal Structure Legal Powers of Corporate Executives Creating Value for Your Stakeholders Employee Benefits The 3 Fs, Angels, and VCs Friends and Family Angel Investors Venture Capital Principles of Raising Capital Persuasive Business Presentations Rookie Mistakes Your Elevator Pitch Must Haves Brief Descriptions Last Three Bits of Advice Estimating Start-Up Costs Valuing You and Your Team Valuing Your New Venture. (Calculating Pre-Revenue Valuation) Basic Calculations Valuation Examples References Organizational Structure Introduction The Founding Team Hiring Your Executive Team Teamwork Not Titles Team Discipline Focus on Outcomes, Not Activities Too Many Chiefs, and Not Enough Productive Indians Accountants and Lawyers Accountants Lawyers Managing Managers How Is Managing Managers Different From Managing Projects? A Roadmap f
Dr. Michael Szycher: Having conceptualized, financed, taken public, and run three public companies and founded and sold a fourth over the last 34 years, Dr. Michael Szycher is a successful entrepreneur who has created substantial value for his stakeholders over his career. As chairman and/or CEO of these companies, he has been responsible for public offerings, acquisitions, product introductions, and spinouts. To strengthen his capabilities as an entrepreneur and business executive, he first obtained his PhD in cardiac physiology at Boston University School of Medicine, his Executive MBA from Suffolk University, and then supplemented that with a strong course of study in business law at Massachusetts School of Law. Dr. Szycher is the editor of five books: Biocompatible Polymers, Metals and Composites; Synthetic Biomedical Polymers; Blood Compatible Materials and Devices: Perspectives Towards the 21st Century; High Performance Biomaterials: A Comprehensive Guide to Medical/Pharmaceutical Applications; Szycher's Dictionary of Biomaterials and Medical Devices, Szycher's Dictionary of Medical Devices, and Szycher's Handbook of Polyurethanes, considered the industry bible at colleges and universities throughout the world.