Max Finger, Oliver Samwer's America's Most Successful Startups: Lessons for PDF

By Max Finger, Oliver Samwer

ISBN-10: 3409114092

ISBN-13: 9783409114097

The degree thesis of Max Finger and Oliver Samwer which they wrote at their college WHU - Otto Beisheim college of Management.

http://www.quora.com/Where-can-I-find-Samwers-book-Americas-most-successful-start-ups-An-Entrepreneur-Handbook

Contents:

1. Introduction
1.1 goal of the Study
1.2 study Design

I. making a BUSINESS

2. The Opportunities
2.1 kinds of Opportunities
2.1.1 possibilities in accordance with a Paradigm Shift
2.1.2 possibilities according to a brand new Product or company Model
2.1.3 possibilities according to a Me-too Product
2.2 chance Recognition
2.2.1 Markets that change
2.2.2 Markets which are badly understood.
2.2.3 Markets which are large
2.2.4 Markets which are speedy growing
2.2.5 Markets the place the Incumbent avid gamers can't move
2.2.6 Markets the place there's little Competition
2.3 technique of chance attractiveness
2.3.1 Intuitive Approach
2.3.2 Analytical Approach
2.4 Refinement Process
2.5 learn Process
2.6 normal suggestion at the concept iteration Process
2.7 assessment of a company Idea
3. The Homework
3.1 Defining the marketplace Need
3.2 Defining the Customer
3.3 Defining the marketplace Size
3.4 Defining the industry Timing
4. The Window of chance
5. The historical past of the Entrepreneur
6. The Founders
7. The function of the Founder
7.1 administration of the corporate
7.2 possession of the Company
7.3 construction a Sustainable Business
8. the suitable Startup

II. LAUNCHING THE BUSINESS

9. The Location
10. The Advisors
11. The help avid gamers
11.1 criminal Counsel
12. highbrow estate
13. The Funding
13.1 Milestone Financing
13.2 danger id and Elimination
13.3 resources of investment
13.3.1 Bootstrapping
13.3.2 assets of outdoor Equity
13.3.2.1 Angel Investors
13.3.2.2 enterprise Capital
13.3.2.3 company Investors
13.3.2.4 preliminary Public delivering
13.3.2.5 investment Strategy
13.4 determining an Investor
13.5 basic recommendation at the investment method
14. The Culture
14.1 significance of Culture
14.2 Values
14.3 People
14.3.1 Recruiting People
14.3.2 Attracting People
14.3.3 discovering People
14.3.4 preserving People
14.3.5 brushing aside People
14.4 Mission
14.5 info Flow
14.5.1 unfastened movement of information
14.5.1.1 Open-door, walk-in Meetings
14.5.1.2 Sitting in Cubicles
14.5.1.3 prestige conferences and Reports
14.5.1.4 own Whiteboards
14.5.1.5 All-Hands-Meetings
14.5.1.6 CEO Lunches and worker Breakfasts
14.6 Communication
14.6.1 Formal and casual Communication
14.6.2 Direct and Open Communication
14.7 determination Making
14.8 outcome Orientation and Management-by-Objectives
14.9 Key features of a winning Culture
14.9.1 A crew paintings Culture
14.9.2 An Egoless tradition
14.9.3 A Meritocracy of ideas
14.9.4 A danger Culture
14.9.5 A "no prestige, no ego, blue-jeans" tradition
14.9.6 A "don't-let-the-others-down" Culture
14.9.7 A enjoyable Culture
14.9.8 A kinfolk Culture
14.10 protecting the tradition while the corporate is Growing
14.11 Leadership
14.11.1 construction a Vision
14.11.2 development Teams
14.11.3 Reinforcing the Culture
14.11.4 making a experience of Urgency
14.11.5 traits of a Leader
15. The administration workforce
16. expertise and industry Orientation
17. the pliability
18. The Focus
19. The Execution
20. The community

IIl. transforming into THE BUSINESS

21. The Partners
22. the sport for Mindshare
23. The Breakthrough
24. the 1st Customers
25. The Competition
26. the expansion Management
26.1 humans
26.2 Processes
26.3 Management
26.4 Communication

IV. THE ENTREPRENEUR

27. The Motivation
28. The Doubts
29. The Sacriflces
30. The characteristics of an Entrepreneur
30.1 Visionary
30.2 self assurance
30.3 group Spirit
30.4 danger perspective
30.5 No worry of Failure
30.6 skill to Learn
30.7 Entrepreneurship is especially personal
30.8 feel of Reality
30.9 patience
30.10 Commitment
30.11 adventure
30.12 Salesmanship
30.13 status of an Entrepreneur
31. Summary
32. Appendix

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By Max Finger, Oliver Samwer

ISBN-10: 3409114092

ISBN-13: 9783409114097

The degree thesis of Max Finger and Oliver Samwer which they wrote at their college WHU - Otto Beisheim college of Management.

http://www.quora.com/Where-can-I-find-Samwers-book-Americas-most-successful-start-ups-An-Entrepreneur-Handbook

Contents:

1. Introduction
1.1 goal of the Study
1.2 study Design

I. making a BUSINESS

2. The Opportunities
2.1 kinds of Opportunities
2.1.1 possibilities in accordance with a Paradigm Shift
2.1.2 possibilities according to a brand new Product or company Model
2.1.3 possibilities according to a Me-too Product
2.2 chance Recognition
2.2.1 Markets that change
2.2.2 Markets which are badly understood.
2.2.3 Markets which are large
2.2.4 Markets which are speedy growing
2.2.5 Markets the place the Incumbent avid gamers can't move
2.2.6 Markets the place there's little Competition
2.3 technique of chance attractiveness
2.3.1 Intuitive Approach
2.3.2 Analytical Approach
2.4 Refinement Process
2.5 learn Process
2.6 normal suggestion at the concept iteration Process
2.7 assessment of a company Idea
3. The Homework
3.1 Defining the marketplace Need
3.2 Defining the Customer
3.3 Defining the marketplace Size
3.4 Defining the industry Timing
4. The Window of chance
5. The historical past of the Entrepreneur
6. The Founders
7. The function of the Founder
7.1 administration of the corporate
7.2 possession of the Company
7.3 construction a Sustainable Business
8. the suitable Startup

II. LAUNCHING THE BUSINESS

9. The Location
10. The Advisors
11. The help avid gamers
11.1 criminal Counsel
12. highbrow estate
13. The Funding
13.1 Milestone Financing
13.2 danger id and Elimination
13.3 resources of investment
13.3.1 Bootstrapping
13.3.2 assets of outdoor Equity
13.3.2.1 Angel Investors
13.3.2.2 enterprise Capital
13.3.2.3 company Investors
13.3.2.4 preliminary Public delivering
13.3.2.5 investment Strategy
13.4 determining an Investor
13.5 basic recommendation at the investment method
14. The Culture
14.1 significance of Culture
14.2 Values
14.3 People
14.3.1 Recruiting People
14.3.2 Attracting People
14.3.3 discovering People
14.3.4 preserving People
14.3.5 brushing aside People
14.4 Mission
14.5 info Flow
14.5.1 unfastened movement of information
14.5.1.1 Open-door, walk-in Meetings
14.5.1.2 Sitting in Cubicles
14.5.1.3 prestige conferences and Reports
14.5.1.4 own Whiteboards
14.5.1.5 All-Hands-Meetings
14.5.1.6 CEO Lunches and worker Breakfasts
14.6 Communication
14.6.1 Formal and casual Communication
14.6.2 Direct and Open Communication
14.7 determination Making
14.8 outcome Orientation and Management-by-Objectives
14.9 Key features of a winning Culture
14.9.1 A crew paintings Culture
14.9.2 An Egoless tradition
14.9.3 A Meritocracy of ideas
14.9.4 A danger Culture
14.9.5 A "no prestige, no ego, blue-jeans" tradition
14.9.6 A "don't-let-the-others-down" Culture
14.9.7 A enjoyable Culture
14.9.8 A kinfolk Culture
14.10 protecting the tradition while the corporate is Growing
14.11 Leadership
14.11.1 construction a Vision
14.11.2 development Teams
14.11.3 Reinforcing the Culture
14.11.4 making a experience of Urgency
14.11.5 traits of a Leader
15. The administration workforce
16. expertise and industry Orientation
17. the pliability
18. The Focus
19. The Execution
20. The community

IIl. transforming into THE BUSINESS

21. The Partners
22. the sport for Mindshare
23. The Breakthrough
24. the 1st Customers
25. The Competition
26. the expansion Management
26.1 humans
26.2 Processes
26.3 Management
26.4 Communication

IV. THE ENTREPRENEUR

27. The Motivation
28. The Doubts
29. The Sacriflces
30. The characteristics of an Entrepreneur
30.1 Visionary
30.2 self assurance
30.3 group Spirit
30.4 danger perspective
30.5 No worry of Failure
30.6 skill to Learn
30.7 Entrepreneurship is especially personal
30.8 feel of Reality
30.9 patience
30.10 Commitment
30.11 adventure
30.12 Salesmanship
30.13 status of an Entrepreneur
31. Summary
32. Appendix

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Proposition: Try to get an educational background and experience that support the venture. Go to gradually smaller companies. Always go to the best companies, try to be on the cutting edge all the time, whatever you do. 6. The Founders The most important thing to make a company succeed is people. When you start out a company, you startout with nothing but people. One person alone cannot do it. Getting everything set up, getting things organized, getting a core team assembled and the systems in place takes a lot more than just one person.

Lt is crucially important that you involve an excellent lawyer from the very early stage on, because in the early stage of a company fundamental decisions will be made, which will have an influence on the company for years down the road. In fact, the Iack of legal counsel in the beginning might seriously Iimit your actions in the future. You should never underestimate the legal implications of all of your actions, and never create serious problems simply out of ignorance. 44 The Support Players The first legal challenge in your entrepreneurial career will be to leave your current employer without any problems.

Patent your core competencies. 13. The Funding Once a market, an idea and an initial founding team are there, the next step is to get funded, since without a commitment of investors it is often impossible to hire staff and get started. 1 Milestone Financing Regarding funding, the frrst question you have to ask yourself is how much money you are going to need and when you are going to need it. Based on these capital requirements you develop a funding strategy. A successful funding strategy is tied to the accomplishments of so-called milestones: You take as much money as you need early on and you raise a next round of financing every time you reach a milestone.

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