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Introduction

Jana Matthews and Jeff Dennis

in Lessons From the Edge

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195168259
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168259.003.0001
Introduction

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Although the idea of being on the edge brings a rush of adrenaline to both business owners and entrepreneurs, being on the edge is not a very good situation to be in as this means losing a certain part if not the whole business and all the efforts put into it would be wasted. Being in such a situation can however be avoided without having to experience the edge itself as one can learn from experiences of those who have survived being on the edge. This book contains more than fifty narratives about the mistakes that entrepreneurs have undergone regarding leadership, finance, partnership, stakeholders, and the company itself, and how they have been able to recover from these mistakes. Also, the book incorporates research done at the Kauffman Foundation about frameworks and growth management.

Keywords: the edge; business; business owners; leadership; people; finance; partnership; growth management

Chapter.  4768 words. 

Subjects: Innovation

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