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Posted on Nov 7, 2013 in Audio, Book Coverage, Interviews and Media Quotes, Miscellaneous blogs, Videos and Radio

Originally published on WCAI’s The Point, November 7, 2013 Entrepreneurship, the creation and capture of value, fuels the growth of regions and nations, brings innovative products and services to the market, and plays a key role in economies and societies world wide. On The Point, we get a couple of perspectives on this topic.Daniel Isenberg, founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, shares his thoughts with Mindy Todd on why some ideas fail as start-ups while other seemingly worthless ideas succeed.  He is the author of Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value.   Also, Mitchell Weiss, professor of finance at University of Hartford Barney School of Business, joins us to discuss the financial nuts and bolts to starting and running your own business including when and how to secure venture capital....

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33 Voices with Dan Isenberg

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Audio, Videos and Radio

Originally published in 33 Voices with Moe Abdou on August 29, 2013...

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Harvard Business Review Press: Worthless, Impossible and Stupid

Posted on Jul 12, 2013 in Authored, Book Coverage, Harvard Business Review, Video, Videos and Radio

3 Videos by Daniel Eisenberg on his new book...

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Professor Dan Isenberg On Super Chickens And The Virtues Of Being Worthless, Impossible And Stupid

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 in Book Coverage, Forbes, Interviews and Media Quotes, Miscellaneous blogs, Video, Videos and Radio

Originally published on Forbes July 10, 2013 Daniel Isenberg is Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice at Babson Executive and Enterprise Education. He has formerly taught at Harvard Business School and is author of a new book,Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value. I recently sat down with Dan to talk about redefining the word “worthless,” how government can encourage entrepreneurship and super chickens. Part I of our conversation follows in a video and transcript. Steve Forbes: Dan, thank you very much for joining us. Daniel Isenberg: My pleasure, Steve. Forbes: You’ve just had a book out called Worthless, Impossible and Stupid. Sounds like my teachers describing me in school. Isenberg: I’m trying to turn “worthless” into a compliment. Forbes: I wish I had this to give to my teachers 40, 50 years ago. Isenberg: I have a t-shirt made out of the cover if you’d like. The...

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Debunking Three Entrepreneurship Myths

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 in Bloomberg Businessweek, Interviews and Media Quotes, Video, Videos and Radio

Daniel Isenberg, author of Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid, shatters the stereotypes about who the typical entrepreneur really is.   Copyright © 2013 Harvard Business School Publishing. All rights reserved. Harvard Business Publishing is an affiliate of Harvard Business School. Published on Bloomberg July 9, 2013 click here to view...

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How Entrepreneurs Defy Expectations

Posted on Jun 2, 2013 in Authored, Babson media, Print, Video, Videos and Radio

Originally published on Babson, June 2013 High-profile startup movements have launched in dozens of countries. Social media companies are sprouting from nowhere to impact—or impinge on, depending on your perspective—our personal and professional lives. Millions of people in dozens of countries are participating in celebrations such as Global Entrepreneurship Week. Each summer in the United States, tens of thousands of schoolchildren take part in Lemonade Days, a program organized to teach the young students how to do business. In almost every nation on every continent, presidents and prime ministers have the word entrepreneurship on their lips, usually in the same breath as job creation. What does this mean for you and me? At home, entrepreneurship touches many of us even more directly: maybe you have started a venture or worked for someone who did. Maybe, instead of continuing to work for your...

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