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A Good Hard Kick in the Ass: Basic Training for Entrepreneurs Hardcover – 1 Jan 2002

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  • Hardcover: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Pub; 1 edition (1 January 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609609505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609609507
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.9 x 24 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
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ob Adams helps entrepreneurs find true markets for their products, design solid business models, and hire great teams—because that’s what it takes to build a successful company. While this sounds self-evident, far too many entrepreneurs have forgotten these fundamentals. They’ve been influenced by what Adams calls “business porn,” myths lingering like a bad hangover from the easy success days of the late ’90s. These entrepreneurs believe a unique idea is the key to igniting a great business. They think their industry experience already makes them experts on customer needs. They have simplistic, self-defeating illusions about sales, marketing, financing, and more.

They say things like “I have a million-dollar business idea for a new product.” Wake up, says Adams: Good ideas are not scarce—they’re a dime a dozen. Businesses are successful not because of a unique idea but because of extraordinary execution. They offer a better, fas

About the Author

Rob Adams is the founder and managing director of AV Labs, an early-stage venture fund providing financing, executive talent, and an acceleration process for technology startups. Prior to his venture career, he was a high-tech executive for eighteen years. He joined Lotus shortly after its IPO and was instrumental in launching Notes and 1-2-3 for Macintosh. He subsequently founded and was CEO of Business Matters, a venture-backed developer of financial forecasting and modeling products, and was an executive with Pervasive Software, a company he helped take public in 1997. For more information, visit www.avlabs.com.

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