Through engaging vignettes, A Brief History of Entrepreneurship charts how the pursuit of profit by private individuals has been a prime mover in revolutionizing civilization. Entrepreneurs often butt up against processes, technologies, social conventions, and even laws. So, they circumvent, innovate, and violate to obtain what they want. This creative destruction has brought about overland and overseas trade, colonization, and a host of revolutionary technologiesfrom caffeinated beverages to the personal computerthat have transformed society.
Consulting rich archival sources, including some that have never before been translated, Carlen maps the course of human history through nine episodes in which entrepreneurship reshaped our world. In an engaging style highlighting the most colorful characters of each era, he discusses Mesopotamian merchants
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|Size: ||3.3 MB|
|Publisher: ||Columbia University Press|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9780231542814 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|