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Description - Lightspeed Business by J.Neil Weintraut

Leading experts get entrepreneurs and investors up to speed on high-growth business opportunities The rules of building a new business changed dramatically with the bursting of the dot com bubble. Yet despite the ups and downs of the stock market, the time has never been riper for entrepreneurs and investors. Most industry observers now agree that the next few years will see a dramatic growth of opportunities in wireless and broadband communications, consumer and enterprise marketing, health services, and banking, just to name a few e-business sectors. But, to succeed in this new environment, you have to play by new rules, and sources of expert advice and guidance are few and far between. Coauthored by one of today's most successful and visible entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, Lightspeed Business fills that information vacuum with no-nonsense advice and practical wisdom. With hard-hitting analysis, invaluable insights, and war stories gleaned from an unparalleled tenure in the trenches, the authors deliver proven money-making ideas, present new rules on how to start, finance, and invest in a successful startup, and explain why conventional business strategies are doomed to failure in this new business environment. Lightspeed Business provides everything investors need to know to recognize a big opportunity and quickly build a successful business. J. Neil Weintraut (Palo Alto, CA) is the founder and General Partner of 21st Century Internet Venture Partners. Christopher Barr (San Francisco, CA) was the founding Editor in Chief of CNET. Currently, he serves as Vice President and Editor at Large at CNET.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471419723
ISBN-10: 0471419729
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 162mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J.Neil Weintraut

J. NEIL WEINTRAUT is the founder and General Partner of venture capital firm 21st Century Internet Venture Partners. He has been immersed in the Internet since its commercialization in 1994. He pioneered and led the Internet practice at Hambrecht Quist, a leading investment-banking firm, whose work included underwriting such Internet companies as Netscape, UUNE, Lycos, CNET, Check Point Software, and Vocaltec. CHRISTOPHER BARR, founding editor in chief of CNET, assembled the award-winning staff of editors, reporters, writers, and producers that created CNET's up-to-the-minute news and information services about computers, technology, and the Internet. He is currently Vice President and editor at large of CNET.