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The Entrepreneurial Engineer by John R. Callister, Michael B. Timmons

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1 Entrepreneur’s Primer

Entrepreneurship is the recognition and pursuit of opportunity without regard to the resources you currently control, with confidence that you can succeed, with the flexibility to change course as necessary, and the will to rebound from setbacks.

Bob Reiss1

1.0 Entrepreneur’s Diary

I remain grateful for some good early advice. I had several inventions that had been taken to financial success by others. The benefactors sometimes said thank you. This made me all the more eager to take one of my own ideas to the real world. I had convinced myself that financial success and glory eagerly awaited me.

About fifteen years ago, I launched my first major entrepreneurial effort that revolved around proprietary technology used to produce ...

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