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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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A Brief History of Entrepreneurship

Joe Carlen

Columbia University Press

Especially when it is guided by that rare combination of imagination, energy, and shrewdness, the entrepreneurial impulse can be the forerunner of momentous transformation, an instigator of significant changes that extend well beyond the realm of industry. As tantalizing as space tourism seems from a modern-day perspective, many of the entrepreneurs highlighted in the earlier chapters of this book were involved in enterprises that, for their respective eras, were just as radically innovative and transformational as the work of Musk, Bezos, and company....

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