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If You Really Want to Change the World : A Guide to Creating, Building, and Sustaining Breakthrough
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Silicon Valley’s popular approach to creating new ventures is rooted in trial and errortest markets with new concepts and a minimum amount of capital, and hope for valuable businesses to emerge. But this fail-fast, hit-or-miss, step-and-pivot, or tech-first philosophy can leave a trail of destruction and loss in its wake. It can be like a random walk in the forestwithout a compass. This book is about helping the great entrepreneurs find true north.Henry Kressel and Norman Winarskytechnologists, inventors, and investors with stellar track recordshave an approach for those who wish to create a market-leading company that will make an impact on the world: a disciplined and staged approach they’ve used to launch, invest in, and develop dozens of successful companiesand to create whole new markets.The method they describe takes the entrepreneur by the hand, step-by-step, through the critical stages of development of a great venture, from concept to acquisition or public offering, to being a mature company seeking to maintain its culture of innovation. It is a guide by innovators and for innovators, with approaches that are timeless.If You Really Want to Change the World is your guide to creating massively successful ventures. Drawing on the authors’ experiences as well as those of their partners from around the world, Kressel and Winarsky share the stories of their triumphs and misses as of a way of demonstrating their method and inspiring their readers. They guide entrepreneurs and innovators in companies of all scalestart-ups, research institutions, government agencies, and corporationson how to execute with the aim of creating companies that can change the world.