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The Entrepreneurial Myth explains how business creators are turned into all-powerful, never-fail gurus as they shoulder the collective necessity for enterprise. The Myth skews public policy, damages entrepreneurs' mental health, amplifies business failure rates and undermines our economies.
Based on analysis spanning thirty years, this book challenges the pervasive influence of the Entrepreneurial Myth and introduces the reader to Business Curation, an exciting new way to build businesses. It is a heartfelt call to business people and politicians, legislators and educators, to redesign enterprise for the next generation. Entrepreneurship - with all its griefs, glories and possibilities - belongs to us all.Author:Â Â Louise Nicolson Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-912555-08-6 FORMAT: 216 x 135mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 240 pp
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Have you encountered difficulties describing what you do to other people? Have you ever labelled yourself in order to be understood? Is there a difference in the way that a generalist and a specialist can stay relevant? If you had to design an approach to education fit for the twenty-first century, what would it look like? How do you live a life of meaning if you live in more than one world? During an era still dominated by hyperspecialism and experts with 'the one right answer', the neo-generalist defies easy classification. They are tricksters who traverse multiple domains, living between categories and labels. Encompassing rather than rejecting, the neo-generalist is both specialist and generalist; a restless multidisciplinarian, who is forever learning. The neo-generalist brings together diverse people,synthesising ideas and practice, addressing the big issues that confront us in order to shape a better future. They are curious, responsive, connective. In The Neo-Generalist, Kenneth Mikkelsen and Richard Martin examine what it is like to be in frequent motion on the specialist-generalist continuum. To illustrate their idea, they draw on stories from numerous disciplines and cultures; from business, art, science, education, activism and sport. In so doing, they explore the characteristics and behaviours of individuals who give expression to their neo-generalism, highlighting the social and organisational benefits they enable. These are border-crossing leaders, innovators, creators and explorers who are already stewarding tomorrow's world.Authors:Â Â Kenneth Mikkelsen & Richard Martin Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-912555-39-0 FORMAT: 198 x 129mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 256 pp
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