Introduction

We developed the idea for this book based on our collaboration to educate ESCP-EAP (European School of Management sponsored by the Paris Chamber of Commerce) MBA students about the New Economy. Together, we launched a program combining a seminar with transporting the students from Paris to Silicon Valley to hear the perspectives of what we are calling “entrepreneurial champions,” who were actively working in the high-tech economy.

We were very impressed by the speakers' insight and candor. The participants were gratified by both the presentations and the “give and take” question and answer periods with the speakers.

Ironically, the speakers, who were all very busy and only committed to half-hour presentations, would inevitably stay ...

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