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Description - The Agile Start-Up by Jeff Scheinrock

An inspiring and impactful compilation of the most important lessons of entrepreneurship The tools of a digital age make it easier than ever to start a new business. And with billion-dollar IPOs and acquisitions making weekly headlines, the potential rewards are enormous. But even with all of the advantages and resources that today's entrepreneurs have access to, the likelihood of any one business succeeding is slim. That's why you need the simple, clear lessons found in The Agile Startup. Engaging and informative, The Agile Startup doesn't offer step-by-step instructions on how to build a better mousetrap. Instead, it shows you how to build companies that continually adapt to the "real" world. Along the way, you'll discover you're not alone in your entrepreneurial endeavors, and that almost every challenge a startup can face has already been faced, and overcome, by someone in the past. Contains lessons culled from decades of creating successful companies, which includes possessing a flexible mindsetProvides valuable insights, based on a market-driven philosophy, regarding launching and managing products, businesses, and brandsWritten by two authors who have a combined sixty-plus years of startup experience and understand the reasons behind their successes and failuresA companion Website contains supplementary material that allows you to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book The journey of a startup is daunting. Think about everything that has to be overcome and you'll quickly see that the odds are stacked heavily against you. But with The Agile Startup as your guide, you'll learn exactly what it takes to succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118548264
ISBN-10: 1118548264
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 163mm x 26mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeff Scheinrock

JEFF SCHEINROCK is currently a Continuing Lecturer at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is also President and CFO of the venture investment firm Originate. Scheinrock has personally raised over $1 billion in venture capital, served as the chief investment officer of a fund-of-funds, and helped take Packard Bell from inception to over $7 billion in annual revenue. He has negotiated in excess of $1 billion in bank debt and $3 billion in trade credit from companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Tatung, Lite-On, and Seagate. Scheinrock also handled the negotiation and structuring of many acquisitions, including Zenith Data Systems and Ark Interface Software, among others. MATT RICHTER-SAND is a serial entrepreneur, having launched three businesses. An Air Force veteran, he earned an MBA from UCLA before spending two years as a venture capitalist. Currently, he mentors entrepreneurs and is actively building his third startup.