Your cart is empty
"Beyond the Border" sets the lives and work of Huguenot goldsmiths in the context of the different societies in which they lived and worked. Distinguished international scholars explore the contributions of individual goldsmiths drawing on new research. Michele Bimbenet Privat examines the lives and work of Huguenot goldsmiths in France during times of tolerance of the Protestant religion in the 16th and 17th centuries. She explains how protestant craftsmen dominated regional centres but found establishing a presence in the metropolis more challenging. The influence of the Louis XIV style was greater on the leading Dutch goldsmiths in the late 17th and 18th centuries. In contrast to London, first generation Huguenot goldsmiths played only a minor role in their adopted cities of The Hague and Amsterdam. Those who settled in Berlin and Kassel, often from Metz in Northern France, made a greater impact through the purity of style in which they continued to work in the 18th century. Those who settled in the English speaking world benefited from ambitious patronage from noble and professional clients. Goldsmiths who settled in the American colonies had more in common stylistically with those who worked in Dublin and Cork. First generation Huguenot goldsmiths in London set the pace for the next generation which produced in Paul de Lamerie one of the most successful craft businesses of his generation. "Beyond the Border" explores the transatlantic links between the Huguenot goldsmiths who settled in Europe and America.
Reed Hastings is one of the world's foremost business leaders. As co-founder, chairman and CEO of Netflix, he has built one of the largest media and entertainment companies on the planet, with an estimated personal net worth of $3.6 billion. A notable philanthropist, he has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organisations as well as Facebook and Microsoft. This concise but detailed biography provides an overview of Hastings' career trajectory. From his unique management style to the biggest mistakes he has made along the way, to the reasons behind his decision to take Netflix from a business that dealt with products (rental DVDs) to a technology company that focuses on streaming, Burgess sheds light on Hastings' success and looks to what the future may bring for him and his ventures. Aspirational and positive, this is the perfect book for those looking for a concise and accessible account of a true global business visionary.
A compelling account of how incorporating play into work can help us overcome the uncertainty and turbulence that surrounds work How can we learn to deal with uncertainty at work? The answer, as Dodgson and Gann eloquently portray in this pathfinding book, is to learn from the adaptive behaviors of entrepreneurs. Play, the authors show, is a crucial component of this. It encourages exploration, experimentation, and curiosity while it also challenges established practices and orthodoxies. It facilitates change in people and organizations. Drawing on in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs and innovators, this book explains why we should incorporate play into work, what play looks like, and how to encourage playfulness in individuals and organizations. Dodgson and Gann identify four key behaviors that endorse, encourage, and guide play: grace, craft, fortitude, and ambition, and provide a blueprint for an alternative way of working that fosters resilience and encourages innovation and growth in difficult times.
Stressed and unhappy at work, Celia Gaze thought to herself one day: "Surely there must be more to life than this?" She resigned from her high-powered health management role and started transforming a neglected farm into an award-winning wedding venue. She faced nearly every type of challenge an entrepreneur can face - tribunals, near bankruptcy, court hearings, staff issues, system problems - and survived to tell the tale. But the moment that transformed her business from a struggle to a success was the moment she put a bow tie on a llama. Everyone thought she was crazy - why on earth would you do that? But it turns out that the 'crazy' ideas are often the ones that change your life. This book is a roadmap for uncovering your crazy idea and implementing it. From the pitfalls and problems to the practical details of making your idea happen, this is a roadmap for anyone who wants more out of life.
The indispensible handbook that every entrepreneur needs, Brilliant Checklists for Entrepreneurs is packed with hundreds of easy to follow, detailed lists that tell you everything you need to know, everything you need to think about, and everything you need to do to when starting and managing a business. The fast, focussed guidance in this practical and user-friendly book covers all aspects of your business journey right from thinking up your business idea, writing a plan and getting funding, and selling your business.
This second edition of The Economics of Entrepreneurship is an essential resource for scholars following the current state of this fast-moving field, covering a broad range of topics in unparalleled depth. Designed to be used both as a textbook for specialist degree courses on the economics of entrepreneurship, and as a reference text for academic research in the field, the book draws on theoretical insights and recent empirical findings to show how economics can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship. New topics, such as crowdfunding, entrepreneurship education and microenterprise field experiments, appear for the first time, while existing treatments of topics like regional entrepreneurship, innovation and public policy are considerably deepened. Parker also discusses new empirical methods, including quasi-experimental methods and field experiments. Every section - indeed every page - of the new edition has been updated, resulting in a rigorous scientific account of entrepreneurship today.
The pathway to bringing laboratory discoveries to market is poorly understood and generally new to many academics. This book serves as an easy-to-read roadmap for translating technology to a product launch guiding university faculty and graduate students on launching a start-up company. Addresses a growing trend of academic faculty commercializing their discoveries, especially those supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health Offers faculty a pathway and easy-to-follow steps towards determining whether their discovery / idea / technology is viable from a business perspective, as well as how to execute the necessary steps to create and launch a start-up company Has a light-hearted and accessible style of a step-by-step guide to help graduate students, post-docs, and faculty learn how to go about spinning out their research from the lab Includes interviews by faculty in the disciplines of materials science, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, energy, and mechanical devices offering tips and discussing potential pitfalls to be avoided
One entrepreneur's journey and personal stories of success, complexity, and perseverance that will help up-and-coming entrepreneurs build their business, think differently, and employ unique approaches and strategies in their business and personal endeavors. This is a book for entrepreneurs who have experienced frustration and angst and also for those who have felt the thrill of victory - a must read for all small business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives alike. Jay Rodgers knows business! After decades of success as an entrepreneur building multi-million dollar companies and creating multi-million dollar deals, Rodgers decided to give back and devote his time and resources to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create more private sector jobs. One of his best lessons, "Entrepreneurs Ask" ignites leaders at all stages to carry on and push forward towards their Entrepreneurial dreams.
For courses in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. At the heart of a successful business is a sound business plan. Capturing this reality, Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition focuses on basic entrepreneurial concepts and demonstrates how to develop an effective and thorough business plan. Organized in two-parts, it discusses ways to start, manage and grow a business, all within the context of a sound business plan. Unique in emphasis, it blends theory and practice, current entrepreneurial research and concerns, and step-by-step guidelines for developing a business plan. Case examples and sample business plans keep readers motivated and help them learn how to transform their own ideas into their own entrepreneurial success.
Create your dream job by turning your passion into a profitable
Written by a team of leading international scholars, this new book treats entrepreneurship as an ever-evolving social phenomenon, and explores the recent trends that impact it, such as: digitisation; disruptive technologies; the rise of the 'gig' economy and; the growing importance of community-based and social entrepreneurship. Including a mixture of case studies, examples, consideration of policy issues and exercises, this text provides practical perspectives of Entrepreneurship in support of key theory, while discussion questions, suggested reading and assignments help situate and test understanding.
The aim of this volume is to explore entrepreneurship and business from the perspective of Islamic principles, which are usually based on collaboration, teamwork, generosity and altruism. The contributions deal with the confluence of Islamic Principles with entrepreneurial and business ownership characteristics; resource use by entrepreneurs; means of entrepreneurial success, and ethics and social responsibility.
This comprehensive book will ensure your business plan is robust enough to start, run or revitalise any business enterprise.
Whether your goal is raising start-up finance for a new business, requesting venture funding from a corporate parent or directing operational management, "The Definitive Business Plan" will help you deliver the information the decision-makers are really looking for.
Accessible to the newcomer and detailed enough for the experienced planner, the third edition of this international bestseller explains how to tailor a plan for specific readerships and meet specific objectives, helping you to focus your attention on strategic planning as well as on operational controls.
This new edition has been completely updated throughout.
A new brand of entrepreneurs has arrived on the business scene, carrying with them a whole new set of values. They possess a sense of mission ? to be socially responsible, protect the planet, and do the right thing for all of their stakeholders. Rather than focus exclusively on financial gain, they aim to achieve a balance between profits and one or more causes of their choosing. In fact, they view for-profit entrepreneurship as a vehicle for social change. The authors call these pioneers "values-centered" entrepreneurs.
Some of the values-centered entrepreneurs have been around a few decades. In recent years, however, the numbers have proliferated and the nascent movement has started to make a true impact. These entrepreneurs? approach to management questions our basic assumptions about how businesses should be run and what their role should be in society.
Several of these entrepreneurs have attained high visibility. Yvon Chouinard of sportswear manufacturer Patagoina has been a role model for integrating environmental protection to every aspect of Patagonia's business operation. Howard Schultz of Starbucks has been able to build one of the strongest brands in the world while being the first retailer to offer comprehensive health benefits and stock options to its part-time employees. Paul Newman, legendary actor and racecar driver as well as a leading maker of salad dressings, gives 100% of Newman's Own brand's profits to charity.
This book explores how these highly unorthodox leaders have built their profitable and socially responsible business enterprises, and what lessons can be learned for the next generation of entrepreneurs. The authors examine a group of over 40 entrepreneurial companies and how each balanced the profit objective with social responsibility in key aspects of their business operation ? from their initial company formation, through growth, to exit ? to build successful triple bottom-line companies. Choi and Gray particularly focus on how these firms? commitment to values affected their company missions, hiring and organizational policies, marketing strategies, financial practices, exit options, and giving programs, and vice versa. In some cases, the authors find that the entrepreneurs? social objectives have actually strengthened, not weakened, their business enterprises. Based on their extensive studies of these companies, he authors have distilled a set of commonalities. The book presents ten of the most dominant and interesting of these commonalities with a focus on those policies and decisions that appeared to depart from conventional business practice.
In addition to devoting chapters to each of the core principles learned from these companies, the authors also include in-depth case studies of four of the ventures featured in their study.
A unique, honest and engaging book that gives every entrepreneur the six stages and top practical actions to building a successful business. The Entrepreneur's Cookbook offers a genuine - and relevant - alternative to the myriad business 'tips' titles that exist, delivering practical advice for every reader. Entrepreneurs and small business owners want to know what others have actually DONE to tackle challenges and bring profitable success. They don't need indecipherable and impractical theory; they need advice and goals and they want to know how they can implement these points in their business to drive profitable success. They want to know which things to do and which things NOT to do. Many books can be intimidating for a reader who isn't steeped in business experience, but The Entrepreneur's Cookbook will be the platform and guide they need on their path to business success.
The inspirational new book from the author of The Million Dollar Blog -- discover how to build an authoritative and authentic personal brand that will change your life.
If you google yourself, what do you see? Do you blend in with the masses or stand out from the crowd? Are you recognised as a thought-leader in your industry? Or are you watching others build their profile and wondering if you are being left behind?
Whether you're an entrepreneur, executive, expert or an employee, how you present yourself online has a huge impact on your professional reputation. We are lucky to live in a world where everyone now has the power to publish and create micro-fame by putting out content - word by word, post by post, video by video. But how do you grab people's attention in today's noisy online world?
Using a combination of technical know-how, insider tips and interviews with prominent online influencers and business owners, entrepreneur and digital strategist Natasha Courtenay-Smith shows how anyone can build a strong personal brand and become the most visible expert in their industry.
#StandOutOnline is the ultimate guide to building a powerful and influential personal brand that will create boundless opportunities for you and your business. Now is the time for you to find your voice and step into the spotlight.
PAPERBACK EDITION FULLY UPDATED WITH TWO NEW CHAPTERS After creating 12 different billion-dollar businesses and breaking dozens of world records, wouldn't you think you'd done it all? Not Sir Richard Branson. Having brought the Virgin brand to all corners of the globe, he's now reaching out to the stars as he prepares to launch commercial space travel with Virgin Galactic. In this non-stop memoir, Richard takes you inside his whirlwind life: from reinventing his companies in the midst of the financial crisis and devastating personal losses, to tackling the planet's biggest challenges, to the joys of becoming a 'grand-dude' at 64.Discover the irrepressible spirit, ingenious vision and relentless drive that has made Richard the ultimate entrepreneur. The iconoclastic Virgin founder is still changing the world. Next comes outer space.
'An entrepreneur's guide to fixing your life' Financial Times 'Really interesting ... a very, very good book' Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2 (Do Less, Get More) 'Inspiring ... sage and sane advice' Booklist (Do Less, Get More) ___________________________________________________________________ Have you ever dreamt of doing something new - setting up a business, getting in shape, or writing a novel - but haven't gotten round to actually doing it? Does 'now' never feel like a good time to start? The time has come. In January 2015, entrepreneur and bestselling author Shaa Wasmund made a decision: to finally get what she wanted. Years after packing in her business (and her salary) to take the plunge, life is everything she hoped it would be. As she discovered, the key to getting what you want is within reach. Building on her many years of professional experience and inspired by her own personal challenges and sh*t-fixing moments, How to Fix Your Sh*t is your pocket life coach. In this simple and systematic guide, Wasmund will empower you to conquer fear, ditch the excuses and start living your best life today.
Practical tools, expert advice and innovative ideas to help you create a successful business that reflects your values, supports your lifestyle and creates real fulfilment. In 2014, in her farmhouse kitchen in Wales, Shann Nix Jones started to manufacture a relatively unknown probiotic goat's milk called kefir. It was a powerful healing remedy that cured her son's eczema and even saved her husband from a life-threatening MRSA infection. Today, the business she started on her kitchen table has 300,000 customers and an annual turnover of GBP4.5 million. In this book, Shann shares the innovative methods that helped her turn her passion into a sustainable business. Following these steps, you'll learn how to: * develop an idea into a viable business that supports any lifestyle * operate with meaningful values and stand out from the competition * convert every obstacle into a launch pad * balance work and family - and even weave both together to enhance your family life Shann believes that anyone can start a business following her 13 steps, and that doing so can bring you closer to creating a life in which you are the CEO of your business and your destiny.
You may like...
Swimming With Sharks - Simple Business…
Gavin Moffat Paperback
The Other End Of The Telescope - How To…
Ian Russell Paperback
Growing Greatness - A Journey Towards…
Pepe Marais Paperback
Artrepreneur - A Field Guide For…
Lukas De Beer Paperback R388 Discovery Miles 3 880
90 Rules For Entrepreneurs - Your Guide…
Marnus Broodryk Paperback (4)
Africa's Billionaires - Inspirational…
Chris Bishop Paperback (2)
Billionaires Under Construction - The…
DJ Sbu Paperback (9)
Tech Adjacent - The Exponential Guide To…
Mushambi Mutuma Paperback
Virus-Proof Your Small Business - 50…
Douglas Kruger Paperback
Vusi - Business & Life Lessons From a…
Vusi Thembekwayo Paperback (3)