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A Brief History of EntrepreneurshipThe Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World$
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Joe Carlen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231173049

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.001.0001

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The Land of (Entrepreneurial) Opportunity

The Land of (Entrepreneurial) Opportunity

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(p.164) 8 The Land of (Entrepreneurial) Opportunity
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A Brief History of Entrepreneurship
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Joe Carlen

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.003.0009

From Cornelius Vanderbilt to Henry Ford and all the way to Bill Gates, America's history since her independence is replete with astonishing entrepreneurs who changed not only U.S. society but the entire world in profound and irreversible ways. The chapter highlights some of history’s most noteworthy American entrepreneurs, some of whom, like the slave turned inventor-entrepreneur Andrew Beard, are not well-known by the modern business reader. In this manner, the chapter illustrates how, to a great extent, America been molded by entrepreneurship and its attendant marvels and perils.

Keywords:   American Entrepreneurship, American History, Silicon Valley, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, Bill Gates

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