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Confessions of a serial entrepreneur : why I can't stop starting over / Stuart Skorman ; with Catherine Guthrie.

Author:
Skorman, Stuart [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass/Wiley, c2007.
Εdition:
1st ed.
Description:
vi, 214 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary note:
"Entrepreneur Stuart Skorman - the founder of Elephant Pharmacy, Hungryminds.com, Reel.com, and Empire Video - grew up in a retailing family in Ohio. He worked every kind of job, from cab driver to professional poker player to CEO. In this entertaining, personal account of his coming-of-age in the business world, Skorman gives an insider's view of what it takes to start a business from the ground up." "Stuart Skorman offers his hard-won lessons in business for any entrepreneur or small businessperson who wants to create a company that has a heart and soul. He reveals what he learned about marketing while working a stint as a rock band manager and bares his soul about his failure during the dot-com bubble. He describes in vivid terms the roller coaster ride of the entrepreneur in good times and bad and explains how to survive in today's uncertain business environment."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
1. My Jewish merchant family -- 2. Sex, drugs, and the business of rock-and-roll -- 3. Bankruptcy at home -- 4. Helping to invent whole foods -- 5. Bike-touring adventures -- 6. Building a video empire -- 7. Millionaire without a mission -- 8. My professional poker career -- 9. Easy dot come : the making of an Internet pioneer -- 10. Easy dot go : getting carried away with the Internet -- 11. Adventures in the wild -- 12. Taming a wild elephant -- 13. What it takes (and doesn't take) to be an entrepreneur.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780787987329
  • 0787987328
LCCN:
2006036473
OCLC:
75087970
Related name:
RCP:
C - S