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Entrepreneurship and Economic ProgressEntrepreneurship is the engine of economic progress, but mainstream economic models of economic growth tend to leave out the entrepreneurial elements of the economy. This new book from Randall Holcombe begins by identifying areas in which evolutionary and Austrian approaches differ from the academic mainstream literature on economic growth, before moving on to distinguish growth from progress. The author then analyzes economic models of the firm based on the idea that it is entrepreneurship tha…

Business Analytics: Progress on Applications in Asia PacificTechnological advances in the last five years have allowed organizations to use Business Analytics to provide insights, increase understanding and it is hoped, gain the elusive ‘competitive edge’. The rapid development of Business Analytics is impacting all enterprise competences profoundly and classical business professions are being redefined by a much deeper interplay between business and information systems.As computing capabilities for analysis has moved outside the IT glass-house and into …

The Vital Few: The Entrepreneur and American Economic Progress (Galaxy Book)The Vital Few, a study of the contribution of entrepreneurs to the American economy, provides portraits of the men and women whose individual enterprise has helped to establish the character of the American businessperson and to carry our economy forward from colonial times. Examining such legendary figures as William Penn, Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and J. Pierpont Morgan in their social and economic environment, Jonathan Hughes illuminates each period of American economic history and provides i…

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Infor…

Rework#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Infor…

Practice Progress How to Maximize Eye Care Revenue 2nd EditionThis is no mere book. It is a toolkit to enable you to increase your Optometric Revenue. Practice Progress works like this. In it, you’ll learn diagnostic tools to enable you to determine the health of your Optometric practice. You’ll hear about incentive programs that motivate staff. Formulas and examples will be provided to help you and your staff project how healthy a month is going to be, and then practical tips will be provided to enable you to improve those results. The end goal …

The Fourth Economy: Inventing Western CivilizationThe simple but sweeping premise of this book is that a fourth, entrepreneurial economy is emerging. This will be as different from the information economy as that was from the industrial economy before it. Last century we popularized knowledge work, transforming from an industrial economy dependent on child labor to an information economy dependent on adult education. This century we will popularize entrepreneurship, changing what it means to be an employee. Since medieval times, the West has …

Theories of Technological Progress (TIE: Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Book 5)Three insights concerning economic growth have emerged in recent times: (i) The key to economic growth is technology (T); (ii) Innovation (I) is the driver of technology growth; (iii) Entrepreneurship (E) is a highly powerful but extremely underappreciated contributor to innovation. Yet there persists a paucity of academic books covering the large variety of issues impinging on TIE-exploitation from a contemporary viewpoint. Seeking to fill the above gap, this author published a textbook trilogy…

Pooling Our Resources to Foster Black Progress: An Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing FrameworkIn this timely book, author Michael J. Isimbabi, Ph.D., a finance and energy industry professional and a former finance professor and banker, provides a blueprint for pooling resources on a large scale to address critical economic and social problems in the black community. The need for such resource-pooling has been a common refrain in the black community for decades but it has yet to materialize on a scale that could have sustained transformational impact.Isimbabi shows how this can be accompl…

Work in ProgressIn this timely book, author Michael J. Isimbabi, Ph.D., a finance and energy industry professional and a former finance professor and banker, provides a blueprint for pooling resources on a large scale to address critical economic and social problems in the black community. The need for such resource-pooling has been a common refrain in the black community for decades but it has yet to materialize on a scale that could have sustained transformational impact.Isimbabi shows how this can be accompl…