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Exploring Management, Third Edition by John R. Schermerhorn, Jr.

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“I found my dream job and passion when I was 11—and I still have it. I love what I do and I am good at it, which makes me incredibly lucky and blessed.” Buddy Valestro, reality TV's “Cake Boss.”

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Entrepreneurship and Small Business: Taking Risks Can Make Dreams Come True

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Management Live

Risk Taking and The Bourne Ultimatum

YOUR CHAPTER 18 TAKEAWAYS

  1. Understand the nature of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs.
  2. Discuss small business and how to start one.

In The Bourne Ultimatum, FBI chief Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) is trying to track down someone who leaked highly classified intelligence information to a British newspaper reporter. The reporter is dead and was last seen with rogue CIA operative Jason Bourne (Matt Damon). Bourne is a highly trained killer who is looking for Neil Daniels (Colin Stinton), the individual responsible for the leak.

Landy's team makes contact with Daniels's assistant, Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles), while Bourne is in the office. In a play to put Bourne at ease, Landy reveals to Parsons that the CIA is looking for him but that she doesn't believe he has anything to do with the leak.

Landy has taken a gamble that Bourne will trust her and make contact. Does the gamble pay off? That's the ultimate question for anyone who's just taken a risk.

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