Upstarts!: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success by Donna Fenn | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Upstarts!: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success / Edition 1

Upstarts!: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success / Edition 1

by Donna Fenn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071601880

ISBN-13: 9780071601887

Pub. Date: 08/18/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

They’re young, they’re brash,
they’re smart—and they’re
77-million strong.

Generation Y is creating startups at an unprecedented rate, and their approach to business is unlike anything you’ve seen.
The generation described by the media as spoiled, entitled, even narcissistic, is proving these notions false every

Overview

They’re young, they’re brash,
they’re smart—and they’re
77-million strong.

Generation Y is creating startups at an unprecedented rate, and their approach to business is unlike anything you’ve seen.
The generation described by the media as spoiled, entitled, even narcissistic, is proving these notions false every day. Inspired by the rock-star entrepreneurs of previous generations and driven by a burning desire to control their own destinies, GenY is rewriting the entrepreneurial playbook one cool startup at a time.

Inc. magazine writer Donna Fenn interviewed more than 150 young CEOs to learn what makes them tick. While upstarts are motivated by similar aspirations of past generations, their way of doing business is radically different—and it’s changing the way everyone must do business now.

Upstarts examines and analyzes this entrepreneurial revolution to reveal eight critical lessons every entrepreneur and marketer must learn.
Fenn describes a generation of entrepreneurs that is highly collaborative and team-oriented.
It’s quick and alert when it comes to new technologies. It’s hell-bent on changing the world. And it’s totally impatient with outmoded business models.

The sooner you adapt to the new way of business, the greater chance you have to grow and profit in the years ahead. Upstarts
provides key insight into:

  • Building collaborative tribes
  • Deploying technology to your competitive advantage
  • Disrupting the status quo
  • Deconstructing the GenY market
  • Generating branding buzz
  • Adopting a social mission
  • Inventing the workplace of the future
  • Reinventing your company

Misreading GenY companies could be the biggest business mistake you ever make. This forward-looking book serves both as a headsup to the far-reaching changes coming your way and as a detailed guide to meeting the resulting challenges.

The upstarts are here to stay. Are you?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071601887
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Upstarts are Coming!

Generation Y is creating an entrepreneurial revolution

Chapter One: Extreme Collaboration

The most collaborative generation in history uses cooperation to compete

Chapter Two: It’s All Geek to Me

Technology is the great enabler, and the best differentiator

Chapter Three: The Next Top Model

Status quo is a no go; alternative business models rule.

Chapter Four: Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

Insider market intelligence gives Upstarts a leg up

Chapter Five: Brand New World

Upstarts go where no brand has gone before

Chapter Six: Good Equals Great

Capitalism and social mission make a lovely couple

Chapter Seven: The Future of Work

Upstart companies are dynamic, flexible, demanding, meritocratic, fun, and participative

Chapter Eight: Morphing, Scaling, and Growing Up

How Upstarts companies evolve, grow, and raise the bar

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