“It is hard to argue with the basic premise of this collection of interviews, namely that innovation driven by entrepreneurs is the key to solving the biggest problems of today. The near financial collapse of late 2008 destabilized markets all around the world and the current levels of governmental budget deficits in the United States are unsustainable. Add in the devastating potential for climate change and it is easy to descend into a state of despair over the state of the world.
This collection of interviews with people that have started companies with new approaches to problems will give you hope. The interviewees are dynamic, original, intelligent and extremely positive about what they are doing. It is also refreshing to hear from people whose goal is to change the world rather than simply extract cash from it. The interviewees are also refreshingly candid about what they see as the failures of businesses to look beyond three months and their inability to accept short-term reductions in share value in order to reap much greater value in the future. A specific point of emphasis is in how the entrepreneur can fund their idea without having to give up critical control of their company.
In great crises there is always great opportunity and people with courage and a great idea for a new way to do things during a crisis can do things that will help alleviate the problems and make a great deal of money. If you are such a person, the inspirational nature of this book may be the last push of encouragement that will set you on the path to success.”
Sramana Mitra’s Entrepreneur Journeys, Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction, Positioning: How To Test, Validate, and Bring Your Idea To Market and Innovation: Need Of The Hour are all available from Amazon.com. Entrepreneur Journeys and Bootstrapping, published by Hachette India, are for sale in bookstores in India.
This segment is a part in the series : Entrepreneur Journeys Book Review