Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos [NOOK Book]

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Praise for BRILLIANT, CRAZY, COCKY

"Anyone who thinks they know entrepreneurship should read Sarah Lacy's brilliant, crazy, cocky book . . . Only this book brings you a true-to-life account of the on-the-ground struggle to create something huge. In this engaging read, Lacy will change the way you see the world. Anyone with a pulse should read this book."
Marc Andreessen, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz; cofounder of Netscape, Opsware, and Ning

"Part insightful analysis of what ...

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Overview

Praise for BRILLIANT, CRAZY, COCKY

"Anyone who thinks they know entrepreneurship should read Sarah Lacy's brilliant, crazy, cocky book . . . Only this book brings you a true-to-life account of the on-the-ground struggle to create something huge. In this engaging read, Lacy will change the way you see the world. Anyone with a pulse should read this book."
Marc Andreessen, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz; cofounder of Netscape, Opsware, and Ning

"Part insightful analysis of what ails Silicon Valley and part madcap journey to far flung hubs of aspiration and innovation, Lacy takes us around the world . . . to find the fascinating people . . . that America ought to be paying a lot more attention to."
Maureen Orth, Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair

"Lacy's entertaining and informative tour of the world's fastest growing economies undeniably proves . . . that impressive and inspiring entrepreneurs can truly come from anywhere! . . . Lacy gives us an important glimpse into the future of the global economy—a place where the craziest, high-impact entrepreneurs from anywhere and everywhere set the pace."
Linda Rottenberg, cofounder and CEO, Endeavor

"Lacy has focused on a fascinating phenomenon and explains with clarity and unimpeachable logic why and how these global entrepreneurs are saving the planet. Everyone interested in what makes the world spin better must read this book."
William H. Draper III, cofounder, Draper Richards LP; author of The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership Between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs

"Lacy . . . in this essential and important book, chronicles the emergence of a new, global era of messy capitalism. The critical question Lacy poses to the United States and other countries is whether they will join this entrepreneurial revolution or watch it from the sidelines."
Carl J. Schramm, President and CEO, Kauffman Foundation

"Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky puts a well-deserved spotlight on the fascinating entrepreneurs working in some of the most overlooked places on Earth. This book reminds us that when entrepreneurial opportunity is enabled and embraced locally, the economic and social benefits have the power to transform us all."
Pierre Omidyar, founder and Chairman, eBay; Founding Partner, Omidyar Network

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118007808
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,347,406
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Sarah Lacy is an award-winning journalist and author who has covered entrepreneurs for nearly fifteen years. She is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch.com, where she writes about global entrepreneurship, and is the author of Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and Rise of Web 2.0. She blogs about her travels on SarahLacy.com.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1 Nothing to Lose.

Chapter 2 The Death of Risk in America.

Israel.

Chapter 3 How Israel Became a Startup Powerhouse.

China.

Chapter 4 Deng Xiaoping, for the Win.

Chapter 5 Revenge of the Copycats.

India.

Chapter 6 India’s Invisible Infrastructure.

Chapter 7 India’s Mighty Microeconomy.

Brazil.

Chapter 8 Do You Know Who You Are Talking To?

Indonesia.

Chapter 9 The Emerging World’s Big Secret.

Rwanda.

Chapter 10 Africa's Hottest and Riskiest Startup.

Epilogue Beyond Greed and Fear.

Notes.

Author's Note.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Sarah Lacy

    Da only reason dat i gave her 5 stars is bcuz i hav da same name as her

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    Why so costly? Nook price $14.97, Hardcover $12.88, Kindle Edition $9.34

    I have a Nook Color. I like it. I prefer to read books on it. But why is the electronic version of the product priced higher than the physical version of the product!!?? FYI. the DRM-restricted epub provides _less_ utility to me than the physical copy. All privileges of fair-use are gone. I cannot share it (well maybe once, for 2-weeks, with a nook owner), I cannot give it away, I cannot sell it. This loss of utility should be coupled with a drastic reduction in price (like half, you know, the amount I could resell the physical copy for). Until then, I will stick with the traditional physical books, and my Nook Color will only be used for reading the classics that are out-of-copyright.

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