Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises

Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises

by Derek Lidow


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ISBN-13: 9781118697054
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/10/2014
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 826,679
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Derek Lidow is a longtime global CEO, innovator, andentrepreneur. Among other accomplishments, Lidow is widely known asone of the world’s top experts on the electronics industry;his contributions range from patents to value chain applicationsthat have forever improved companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung,Philips, Goldman Sachs, and IBM.
Today, Lidow teaches Entrepreneurial Leadership and Creativity,Innovation, and Design at Princeton University. He keynotes on thesubject of startup leadership and is a media commentator;Lidow’s coverage to date includes the New York Times, WallStreet Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Bloomberg, theEconomist, Nikkei, Reuters, and Taipei Times, as well asmany top bloggers.
Prior to joining Princeton’s faculty, Lidow was founder andCEO of iSuppli, which he sold to IHS in 2010 for over $100 million.Lidow’s degrees are from Princeton and Stanford, where heearned a PhD in applied physics as a Hertz Foundation Fellow. He isbased in New York City and Princeton, New Jersey.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Success Requires More Than Entrepreneurship 1


2 Are You Selfish Enough to Be Selfless? 17

3 Enterprises Are Needy 33

4 Building Relationships 50

5 Motivating Others 83

6 Leading Change 94

7 Creating a Personal Leadership Strategy 113


8 Strategizing Fragile Growth 129

9 Organizing to Succeed 146

10 Hiring and Firing 164

11 Leading Teams 176

12 Leading Through Crises 197

13 The Selfish Rewards of Selfless Entrepreneurial Acts 211

Appendix A Motivations, Traits, and Skills 223

Appendix B The Five Essential Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills 225

Appendix C Characteristics of Projects, Processes, and Culture 226

Appendix D Characteristics of Enterprises and Their Leaders in Stages One Through Four 228

Appendix E Relationship Building and the Benefits and Costs of Cooperation, Competition, and Retreat 233

Appendix F The Five Prerequisites of Change (The Five Ducks) 236

Appendix G Ten Basic Strategic Questions 237

Appendix H Five Phases of Crisis Resolution 239

Notes 240

Acknowledgments 246

About the Author 249

Index 251

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