This energetic book, containing many real-life examples, makes a thoughtful, practical guide to the method of launching new ventures. It begins by introducing a model of the entrepreneurial process, and follows the model all the way through the book. Emphasis is placed at the beginnings of the entrepreneurial process – in particular opportunity recognition and feasibility analysis. A four part organization makes the adventure toward working out the entrepreneur process both enjoyable and productive. The four parts, which collectively contain 15 chapters, are: The Decision to Develop into an Entrepreneur, Developing Successful Business Ideas, Moving From an Idea to an Entrepreneurial Firm, and Managing and Growing an Entrepreneurial Firm. For venture capitalists, investor groups, or business incubators (for-profit and no longer-for-profit) to distribute to their client companies; and of particular assist to technology companies.