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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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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Brief History of Entrepreneurship charts how the pursuit of profit by private individuals has been a prime mover in revolutionising civilisation. 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, colonisation, 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 colourful 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 colonisation 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 organised 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 revolutionising civilisation
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DLC
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Carlen, Joe
Dewey number
338/.0409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF352
LC item number
.C37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Businesspeople
  • Businesspeople
  • Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
Label
A brief history of entrepreneurship : the pioneers, profiteers, and racketeers who shaped our world, Joe Carlen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "One shekel of your private silver" -- The pirates of Phoenicia -- The reluctant Romans -- An enterprising faith -- Flying money and capitalist monks -- Western Europe and a 'new world' of profit -- Captains of the revolution -- The land of [entrepreneurial] opportunity -- Flattening the world and colonizing space -- Conclusion
Control code
947817141
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780231173049
Lccn
2016014620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947817141
Label
A brief history of entrepreneurship : the pioneers, profiteers, and racketeers who shaped our world, Joe Carlen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "One shekel of your private silver" -- The pirates of Phoenicia -- The reluctant Romans -- An enterprising faith -- Flying money and capitalist monks -- Western Europe and a 'new world' of profit -- Captains of the revolution -- The land of [entrepreneurial] opportunity -- Flattening the world and colonizing space -- Conclusion
Control code
947817141
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780231173049
Lccn
2016014620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947817141

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