High-Tech Ventures: The Guide for Entrepreneurial Success

Overview

High-Tech Ventures is for those who design, build, and market innovative products—people who are creating the high-tech world of the future. More specifically it is for all engineers, engineering managers, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs. Although engineers are responsible for identifying products and businesses that might benefit their company, all too often their suggestions are rejected. The products don’t fit within the current business, or they threaten the status quo. Thus, start-up companies are the main ...

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Overview

High-Tech Ventures is for those who design, build, and market innovative products—people who are creating the high-tech world of the future. More specifically it is for all engineers, engineering managers, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs. Although engineers are responsible for identifying products and businesses that might benefit their company, all too often their suggestions are rejected. The products don’t fit within the current business, or they threaten the status quo. Thus, start-up companies are the main arena for innovation.Entrepreneurs who are considering starting up a company, or who are already doing so, can use this book to determine the health of their venture. With High-Tech Ventures they can systematically assess the exact stages of their company’s growth. They can compare their experiences to an ideal model, and sidestep—or eliminate—flaws early enough to save time, money, and even the company itself.High-Tech Ventures provides entrepreneurs with insight into the problems they may face, as well as a formal checklist for measuring success. It is also useful for board members, investors, and service industry personnel who are intimately involved in ventures. Professionals such as attorneys, accountants, technical consultants, and marketing consultants, who support the venture’s infrastructure will also find critical information here.High-Tech Ventures includes revealing case studies from major entrepreneurial players such as Sun Microsystems, Apollo, Prime, Amdahl, Cullinet, etc.

This book is written primarily for people who are creating the future high-tech world by designing, building, and marketing innovative products. More specifically, it is for all engineers, engineering managers, entrepreneurs and intapreneurs. The book provides insight into the problems entrepreneurs face and gives a model for successful startup companies in a formal checklist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201563214
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Pages: 367
  • Sales rank: 1,190,324
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

C. Gordon Bell is most recently chief scientist at Stardent Computer, Concord, Massachusetts. He spent 23 years at Digital Equipment Corporation as vice president of research and development, where he managed the engineering of DEC’s products. John E. McNamara is senior hardware engineer at Stratus Computer Incorporated. He has worked on key research and development teams at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory and Digital Equipment Corporation. He has received three U. S. patents and is the author of several other publications on computers. C. Gordon Bell is most recently chief scientist at Stardent Computer, Concord, Massachusetts. He spent 23 years at Digital Equipment Corporation as vice president of research and development, where he managed the engineering of DEC146s products. John E. McNamara is senior hardware engineer at Stratus Computer Incorporated. He has worked on key research and development teams at MIT146s Lincoln Laboratory and Digital Equipment Corporation. He has received three U. S. patents and is the author of several other publications on computers.

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