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

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An unforgettable portrait of the emerging world's entrepreneurial dynamos Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky is the story about that top 1% of people who do more to change their worlds through greed and ambition than politicians, NGOs and nonprofits ever can. This new breed of self-starter is taking local turmoil and turning it into opportunities, making millions, creating thousands of jobs and changing the face of modern entrepreneurship at the same time. To tell this story, Lacy spent forty weeks traveling through Asia, ...
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Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos

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An unforgettable portrait of the emerging world's entrepreneurial dynamos Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky is the story about that top 1% of people who do more to change their worlds through greed and ambition than politicians, NGOs and nonprofits ever can. This new breed of self-starter is taking local turmoil and turning it into opportunities, making millions, creating thousands of jobs and changing the face of modern entrepreneurship at the same time. To tell this story, Lacy spent forty weeks traveling through Asia, South America and Africa hunting down the most impressive up-and-comers the developed world has never heard of....yet. The individuals profiled in Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky are distinct products of their own cultures, yet they share that same unmistakable cocktail of delusion, ambition, and brilliance that drove Bill Gates, Fred Smith, Donald Trump, and every other iconic American entrepreneur of the last few decades.
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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
  • 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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