Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business


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Harvard Business Review Press
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Anthony K. Tjan is Managing Partner of the venture capital firm Cue Ball and was the founder of the pioneering Internet advisory group, ZEFER, as well as former Senior Partner and Vice Chairman of Parthenon Group. Richard J. Harrington is Chairman of Cue Ball. Dick began his career as a small business owner; as CEO of Thomson Corporation, he transformed the diversified holding company into Thomson Reuters, the largest information services company in the world. Tsun-yan Hsieh is a widely respected business guru who, over his 30-year career as a Senior Director of McKinsey and Chairman of LinHart Group, has become a trusted counselor to founders, CEOs, and boards throughout the Americas and Asia.


A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly Bestseller

Named a "Best Business Book of 2012" by Fast Company

"this book contains some valuable self-help advice..." -- The Economist

"In examining what they regard as the four key aspects most often associated with successful entrepreneurs, they have understood the importance of clear messages to help people apply their findings." -- Management Today (Australia)

'"Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck, ' by Anthony Tjan, Richard Harrington, and Tsun-Yan Hsieh, gives you what you really need to succeed in business: Entrepreneurship tests, real world stories, workable strategies, and lots more. Maybe the subtitle of this excellent book says it best: 'What it takes to be an entrepreneur and build a great business.' Check it out." -- USA Today

"Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck will identify the right path for any entrepreneur--from those in the early stages of a startup, to veterans scaling an established business." -- Open Forum from American Express

"Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck is a book that you can read from start to finish. In fact, that's exactly what I'd recommend." "You'll have fun as the authors take you on a journey of self-discovery that includes examples of successful entrepreneurs in each entrepreneurial profile." -- Small Business Trends (smallbiztrends.com)

"Take the test and pick up the book for your team. They'll both help you further hone your skills, and understand the skills of others in order to create a better team." -- 800 CEO READ


Deepak Chopra, author, Spiritual Solutions; Cofounder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing --
"Reminds us all of the power of self-awareness for success in business and life."

Sunil Mittal, Founder, Chairman, and Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises --
"Heart, smarts, guts, and luck are crucial not just for those who start a business; they must also be in the DNA of everyone who wants to succeed in a transnational, high-growth company."

Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author, Delivering Happiness; CEO, Zappos.com --
"A practical and fun read for entrepreneurs."

Keith Ferrazzi, New York Times bestselling author, Never Eat Alone; Founder and Chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight --
"Great, really great . . . not just for businesspeople, but for anyone trying to make better decisions and to better manage relationships."

David Lawee, Vice President of Corporate Development, Google --
"Refreshingly human. Gets at the core of what it takes to build a successful entrepreneurial venture."

Henry McCance, Chairman Emeritus, Greylock Partners --
"The authors have a rare combination of entrepreneurial and operating backgrounds, together with the experience of partnering with founders in a venture capital context. They have collected a perspective on what makes a successful entrepreneur--which everyone should enjoy and benefit from."

Lord Rothermere, Chairman, DMGT --
"This book redefines the business book genre. It gets to the heart of the entrepreneur with clarity and common sense, which makes it both inspirational and a cracking good read."