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Author Sviokla, J. J. author.

Title The self-made billionaire effect : how extreme producers create massive value / John Sviokla, Mitch Cohen.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    338.5 SVI    Available
Description 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1 Exploding myths of extreme entrepreneurship -- 2 Empathetic imagination: the art of designing the blockbuster -- 3 Patient urgency: how billionaires thrive despite the uncertainty of time -- 4 Inventive execution: how producers bring blockbusters to market -- 5 Reversing the risk equation: how producers avoid risks other take and take risks others avoid -- 6 The producer-performer duality: how producers find their complement -- Conclusion: creating the billionaire effect -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix Billionaires who appear in this book -- Notes -- Index.
Summary "There are about 800 self-made billionaires in the world today. What enables this elite group to create truly massive value, and what can the rest of us learn from them? John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen set out to answer this question with the first systematic study of 120 self-made billionaires, including extensive interviews with icons like Steve Case, Mark Cuban, and T. Boone Pickens, Jr. The authors conclude that self-made billionaires aren't necessarily smarter, harder working, or luckier than their peers. The key difference is what they call the "producer" mindset, in contrast to the far more common "performer" mindset. Performers strive to excel in well-defined areas, and they are essential to any company. But producers are even more valuable because they redefine what's possible, rather than simply meeting pre-existing goals and standards. Producers think up entirely new products, services, strategies, and business models, with dramatic results. This book offers fresh stories and insights into producers' habits of mind. It also provides corporate leaders with a new approach to selecting and managing breakthrough talent, and advice about innovation and value creation for aspiring leaders or entrepreneurs"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Billionaires
Success in business.
Added Author Cohen, Mitch, author.
ISBN 9781591847632 hardback
159184763X hardback

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