How to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, begin a successful venture, and change the world for the better
We are living in a world of incredible challenge and changes, and for both the entrepreneur and potential entrepreneur alike, this also means it is a world of ample opportunities. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rise of e-commerce and social media, there are now, today, more markets, tools, and opportunities for entrepreneurs than ever before. Even better: we are now also living in a world more predisposed to entrepreneurial solutions than ever, and we need those solutions—not just to create the Next Big Thing, but to solve the Next Big Problem. Every issue that individuals, communities, and nations face offers the entrepreneur the chance to make a difference. For anyone ready to embark on a mission to solve problems, create communities, build businesses, tap technology, and think entrepreneurially, this new world is teeming with opportunities for success.
- Uses real-life examples to explain the full extent of today's global entrepreneurial revolution and its vital importance for our future
- Explains where the emerging markets are and how to tap into them to achieve success
- Offers insights on the global entrepreneurial revolution, the future of financing, the rise of the self-employed army, the transformation of innovation, and the view from the "bottom of the pyramid"
Learn how the worlds' best entrepreneurs are starting profitable businesses, innovating, or creating organizations to alleviate social needs across the globe. Planet Entrepreneur teaches how anyone can develop an entrepreneurial mindset, begin a successful venture, and change the world for the better. This is the Era of the Entrepreneur.
STEVEN D. STRAUSS, often called "America's leading small business expert," is an internationally recognized author, lawyer, and speaker. His USA Today column is one of the most highly syndicated business columns in the world. The author of fifteen books, including The Small Business Bible, he is also the President of The Strauss Group, Inc., a multi-media content creation business. For more information, visit www.TheSelfEmployed.com.
Members of the World Entrepreneurship Forum are among the world's top entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, and experts in their respective fields.
About the World Entrepreneurship Forum vii
World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Founding Members Definition ix
Preface by Tugrul Atamer xi
Author Note xvii
SECTION I THE NEW WORLD 1
Chapter 1 The Global Entrepreneurial Revolution 3
Chapter 2 The Entrepreneurial Technological Transformation 21
SECTION II EXPLORERS OF THE NEW WORLD 35
Chapter 3 Entrepreneurs: The New Global Adventurers 37
Dr. Colin Jones
Chapter 4 Going Green: Business as an Agent of Change 49
Thais Corral, in collaboration with Jarrod Russell and Daniele Cesano
Chapter 5 Social Entrepreneurship and the End of Charity 63
Chapter 6 Empowering Women and Minority Entrepreneurship 75
Jeannie E. Javelosa
Chapter 7 Untapped Potential at the Base of the Pyramid 89
SECTION III THE TOOLKIT 103
Chapter 8 Hello Entrepreneurs, Goodbye Borders 105
Chapter 9 New Financing for a New Era 119
Chapter 10 Social Media: The Game Changer 133
Chapter 11 Paradigm Shifts in Education 147
Chapter 12 Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 161
SECTION IV JOINING THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP REVOLUTION 177
Chapter 13 Intrapreneurship 179
Steven D. Strauss
Chapter 14 Taking Your Business Global in the Digital Age 191
Chapter 15 The Self-Employed Entrepreneur 207
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