The Resource A Brief History of Entrepreneurship : The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World, Joe Carlen

A Brief History of Entrepreneurship : The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World, Joe Carlen

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A Brief History of Entrepreneurship : The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World
Title
A Brief History of Entrepreneurship
Title remainder
The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World
Statement of responsibility
Joe Carlen
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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 technologies—from caffeinated beverages to the personal computer—that 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 when entrepreneurship reshaped our world. Highlighting the most colorful characters of each era, he discusses Mesopotamian merchants' creation of the urban market economy; Phoenician merchant-sailors intercontinental trade, which came to connect Africa, Asia, and Europe; Chinese tea traders' invention of paper money; the colonization of the Americas; and the current "flattening" of the world's economic playing field. Yet the pursuit of profit hasn't always moved us forward. From slavery to organized crime, Carlen explores how entrepreneurship can sometimes work at the expense of others. He also discusses the new entrepreneurs who, through the nascent space tourism industry, are leading humanity to a multiplanetary future. By exploring all sides of this legacy, Carlen brings much-needed detail to the role of entrepreneurship in revolutionizing civilization
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Carlen, Joe
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other
LC call number
HF352
LC item number
.C37 2016eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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Columbia Business School Publishing
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  • Businesspeople
  • Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
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specialized
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A Brief History of Entrepreneurship : The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World, Joe Carlen
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Western Europe and a “New World” of Profit
  • 7. Captains of the Revolution
  • 8. The Land of (Entrepreneurial) Opportunity
  • 9. Flattening the World and Colonizing Space
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. “One Shekel of Your Private Silver”
  • 2. The Pirates of Phoenicia
  • 3. The Reluctant Romans
  • 4. An Enterprising Faith
  • 5. Flying Money and Capitalist Monks
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542814
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/carl17304
Other physical details
14 b&w illustrations
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)478138
  • (OCoLC)959874917
  • (OCoLC)979904362
  • (OCoLC)999371255
  • (DE-B1597)9780231542814
Label
A Brief History of Entrepreneurship : The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World, Joe Carlen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Western Europe and a “New World” of Profit
  • 7. Captains of the Revolution
  • 8. The Land of (Entrepreneurial) Opportunity
  • 9. Flattening the World and Colonizing Space
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. “One Shekel of Your Private Silver”
  • 2. The Pirates of Phoenicia
  • 3. The Reluctant Romans
  • 4. An Enterprising Faith
  • 5. Flying Money and Capitalist Monks
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231542814
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7312/carl17304
Other physical details
14 b&w illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)478138
  • (OCoLC)959874917
  • (OCoLC)979904362
  • (OCoLC)999371255
  • (DE-B1597)9780231542814

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