You Need to Be a Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business

    By Barry J Moltz
Advice about starting a business never sounded like this! Beginning with you must be crazy, serial entrepreneur and angel investor Barry Moltz offers the true insider's scoop on new business start-ups. With doses of irreverence and humour, this return-to-basics guide focuses on what comes before the bottom line. Addressing passion - the ultimate entrepreneurial fuel - relationships, failure and authenticity, Moltz incorporates stories from his entrepreneurial colleagues and shows what it takes to integrate personal and professional life to achieve the highest satisfaction. business and invites readers to let go of the myths and expectations that can hamstring them emotionallyh, while getting their businesses up and running. In a helpful, heartfelt and often humorous way, Moltz reassures entrepreneurs that they are not alone - whatever their form of craziness - and that they can retain self-worth and sanity as they ride the start-up rollercoaster. and stages in their business-building processes should realize that they too can succeed. Jolts of passionate entrepreneurial wisdom energize these anecodes, with such ideas as: people - not capital - are the true currency; passion keeps everything going; relationships and authenticity are the drivers in this business climate; there is no perfect idea and no magic bullet; and don't expect your path to be a straight line. business and personal values in the wake of terrorism, and proven ways to nurture the human dimension in business, these are voices to help all business owners find and trust their own entrepreneurial passions. After all, says the author, The worst they can do is eat you!.
Barry J. Moltz has founded and run busi-nesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than fifteen years. After successfully selling his last operating business, he founded an angel investor group and an angel fund, and is a former advisor to the Board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. He has been elected to the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and is currently a business consultant and an internationally acclaimed speaker. He is also the author of "You Need to Be a Little Crazy: The Truth About Starting and Growing Your Business," which is available in five languages.
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ISBN 9780793180189
Language English
Pages 190
Publish Date 10/01/2003
Publisher Dearborn Trade