The Resource Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Lerner, Josh, (electronic resource)

Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Lerner, Josh, (electronic resource)

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Title
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Statement of responsibility
Lerner, Josh
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tel Aviv--the global hubs of entrepreneurial activity--all bear the marks of government investment. Yet, for every public intervention that spurs entrepreneurial activity, there are many failed efforts that waste untold billions in taxpayer dollars. When has governmental sponsorship succeeded in boosting growth, and when has it fallen terribly short? Should the government be involved in such undertakings at all? Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the first extensive look at the ways governments have supported entrepreneurs and venture capitalists across decades and continents. Josh Lerner, one of the foremost experts in the field, provides valuable insights into why some public initiatives work while others are hobbled by pitfalls, and he offers suggestions for how public ventures should be implemented in the future. Discussing the complex history of Silicon Valley and other pioneering centers of venture capital, Lerner uncovers the extent of government influence in prompting growth. He examines the public strategies used to advance new ventures, points to the challenges of these endeavors, and reveals the common flaws undermining far too many programs--poor design, a lack of understanding for the entrepreneurial process, and implementation problems. Lerner explains why governments cannot dictate how venture markets evolve, and why they must balance their positions as catalysts with an awareness of their limited ability to stimulate the entrepreneurial sector. As governments worldwide seek to spur economic growth in ever more aggressive ways, Boulevard of Broken Dreams offers an important caution. The book argues for a careful approach to government support of entrepreneurial activities, so that the mistakes of earlier efforts are not repeated
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Lerner, Josh
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Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company
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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Success in business
Label
Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Lerner, Josh, (electronic resource)
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https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/-/9780691154534/?ar
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
240 p.
Form of item
online
Issuing body
Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780691154534
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) a276088
  • (Safari)9780691154534
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Lerner, Josh, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/-/9780691154534/?ar
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
240 p.
Form of item
online
Issuing body
Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780691154534
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a276088
  • (Safari)9780691154534
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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