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Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises by Derek Lidow

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Success Requires More Than Entrepreneurship

Success, defined in whatever monetary and emotional terms you choose, requires more than being able to form a company around your idea. Ideas, and the companies formed around them, come and go. Very few create any tangible lasting value or emotional fulfillment. Even more heartbreaking is the all-too-common situation in which an entrepreneur succeeds in starting a new enterprise only for the enterprise to stagnate and slowly die. Entrepreneurs are commonly removed when outside investors are part of a startup. The following true story of Adam is an excellent example of an entrepreneur that started a great company only to be forced out because he could not deal with the competitive and organizational ...

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