A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and Its Moment in Human Progress

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
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A Deliberate Pause is a conscious moment in which we open our minds and ask, why are things the way they are? and wonder aloud, how could life be better? It is a natural and uniquely human inclination. It's also the critical factor that sparks fresh ideas and is seized by entrepreneurs to catalyze seismic changes-ones that allow humanity itself to progress.

Author Biography

Larry Robertson has spent two decades in the entrepreneurial universe in roles ranging from advisor to investor and many in between. In 1992, he founded Lighthouse Consulting which, appropriately, guides entrepreneurial ventures, their leaders, and those who invest in them. Larry frequently lectures on entrepreneurship at Georgetown and Cornell: Universities and is a recognised expert on entrepreneurshipin public, private, and academic forums.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hero, Villain, or Something More?p. ix
Entrepreneurp. 1
An Entrepreneur Definedp. 5
Exposing the Myths of the Entrepreneurp. 23
The Entrepreneur as Change Catalystp. 55
A Deliberate Pause - The ˘May Be÷ Parablep. 85
The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem-From One to Manyp. 91
Completing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem-Other Rolesp. 113
The Necessary Power of Communityp. 137
A Deliberate Pause - The Stone Soup Parablep. 167
Perspective and Disciplinep. 169
The Evolution from Dream to Realityp. 173
The Entrepreneur's Filter of Perspectivep. 193
Fundamentally Focused on Disciplinep. 215
Not to Be Deterredp. 237
A Deliberate Pause - The Buried Treasure Parablep. 251
Reward and Reasonp. 253
Something Morep. 257
The Power of Whyp. 281
Continuancep. 297
A Deliberate Pause - The Three Questions Parablep. 315
Endnotesp. 319
Acknowledgmentsp. 321
Contributors to A Deliberate Pausep. 325
Books by Contributorsp. 33
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