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A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Joe Carlen


A Brief History of Entrepreneurship charts how the pursuit of profit by private individuals has been a prime mover in revolutionizing civilization. Entrepreneurs often butt up against processes, technologies, social conventions, and even laws. So they circumvent, innovate, and violate to obtain what they want. This creative destruction has brought about overland and overseas trade, colonization, and a host of revolutionary technologies—from caffeinated beverages to the personal computer—that have transformed society. Consulting rich archival sources, including some that have never before been ... More

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Startup, Entrepreneurs, business history, history of entrepreneurship, innovation, enterprise, history of startups, nnovators

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231173049
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joe Carlen, author
Know Thy Market, LLC