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Entrepreneurs, Part 1: Mythology and Reality

The entrepreneur has taken on near-mythic status in modern-day society. But who is this individual really?

Entrepreneurs, Part 1: Mythology and Reality

You can't deny the importance of the entrepreneur: the individual who challenges conventional wisdom, and makes something new and transformational. We look up to the individual who pursues a goal with relentless passion, builds a business from its beginnings in a humble garage, and realizes smashing success. But the entrepreneur can also be a difficult person, one who doesn't subscribe to the norms of human behavior. On this episode, we speak with Joe Carlen, founder of Value Guards and author of A Brief History of Entrepreneurship - The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World. He sketches out a nuanced view of this unique individual, whose contributions to society can be immense, but who might also cross some ethical lines along the way. One thing is certain: it's about more than just making money. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes.

Show notes:

Carlen's book, A Brief History of Entrepreneurship.

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