Tune in to a lively discussion about why Dan Isenberg, executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project, has written a book called Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value. Dan discusses his definition of entrepreneurship, challenges several assumptions about entrepreneurs, puts failure in perspective, talks about the importance of creating extraordinary value, and tackles public policy issues relating to entrepreneurship.
Since it was published by Harvard Business Review Publishing, the book has risen to the top ranks on Amazon books and has been positively reviewed or featured in the Economist, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes TV, Bloomberg, USA Today, Ventureburn, Entrepreneur.com and a number of radio programs.
In addition to Babson, Dan has taught at Harvard Business School and Columbia. He's also been involved in entrepreneurship for more than 30 years, as an entrepreneur himself, and as a venture capitalist, policy advisor, and angel investor. He was recently an advisor to the White House on starting up StartUp America.
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