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Is Entrepreneurship Dead? (Digital Audiobook)

The Truth About Startups in America

By Scott A. Shane, Eric Michael Summerer (Narrator)

Publication Date: May 28, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (5/29/2018)
Compact Disc (5/29/2018)
Hardcover (5/8/2018)

Description

It's become an article of faith that American entrepreneurship is in trouble. The problems are many: lack of capital, too few entrepreneurial immigrants, excessive regulation, an aging population, slowing population growth, and rising student debt. But while experts across the country debate the causes and propose solutions, Scott Shane explains that the data just do not fit. Dismantling each of the most widely accepted theories in turn, he persuasively demonstrates that—while an evolving market is changing the nature of most startups—entrepreneurship is actually alive and well. Shane reveals how the number of incorporated startups is rising, fewer startups are failing, and the number of businesses backed by investors is increasing. The overall picture is positive. Exhaustively researched and compellingly told, this book will be discussed for years to come.


About the Author

Eric Michael Summerer is a voice actor and producer who has narrated numerous audiobooks as well as countless instructional recordings and video games. He earned an Audie Award nomination for Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke and won an AudioFile Earphones Award for Burning Chrome by William Gibson. Eric also cohosts the popular board-game podcast The Dice Tower.