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Welcome to Entrepreneur Country [Hardcover]

Julie Meyer
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7 Jun 2012
The social contract has changed for ever: whether between government and individual capitalists, start-ups and corporates, or men and women. Many young people want to work for themselves. Feminine strength in the workplace, both in men and women, is in the ascendancy. Government must justify its role within society. Digital and software is replacing manufacturing as the dominant industrial paradigm. Corporates with their cash reserves will be the new venture capitalists. In Welcome to Entrepreneur Country, Julie Meyer, who has worked closely with many of the biggest technology entrepreneurs over the past fifteen years, explains how society is re-organising itself. She offers a guide to Entrepreneur Country and shows how everyone can embrace the change. Moreover, she shares her own experiences, as well as those gleaned from working alongside some of the world's biggest success stories in the technology world. In this fascinating new book, every entrepreneur and business owner, however large or small, will recognise their own journey and learn how the digital future will affect them.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Constable (7 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780338945
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780338941
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the UK's leading business women reveals the secrets of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

About the Author

Julie Meyer is an American-born entrepreneur, investor, business adviser, networking expert, broadcaster, and business commentator. She is the founder and Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital and the Managing Partner of Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund. She is the founder of Entrepreneur Country and was the co-founder of First Tuesday sold in July 2000 to Yazam, a subsidiary of Jerusalem Global, for $50 million. Meyer is also one of the two dragons on the BBC's Dragons' Den online and is a regular columnist for the business paper City A.M.[2] and regularly contributes to The Daily Telegraph's business pages. She has won awards including the World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (October 2000) and a place in the Wall Street Journal's 30 most influential women in Europe. She was also cited as one of INSEAD's '50 alumni who have changed the world' (2010).

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4.0 out of 5 stars Heading out to Entrepreneur Country 24 Sep 2012
Format:Hardcover
The arrival of "Entrepreneur Country" is very timely: outrage against the banks, which will only end with a definitive realignment of business metrics (a process likely to take several years), is in danger of washing away the baby that will provide our society with its future source of income with the bathwater of a depraved banking elite.
Meyer has superb entrepreneurial credentials, having used her vehicle, Ariadne Capital, to engage with start-ups including Skype, lastminute.com, WGSN and Monitise. She's also a good 'un when it comes to conjuring up a bit of imagery as she exhorts us to board the metaphorical train which leads to Entrepreneur Country - indeed, she says we're already on it, whether we know it or not.
How do we steer our train to this wonderful place?
Meyer points out that "it took 78 years for the television to be adopted by 150 million users, 54 years for the fixed-line telephone to reach the same number, 34 years for the fax, 17 years for the mobile phone and only five years for Facebook - you don't initially connect the dots. Until you do. The dots become a line the line becomes a track. The train flies past. Eventually you see that how society organises itself is changing. This is more than just a job. Your whole psyche is engaged. It feels like an act of faith getting on that train... it's far from certain what will happen next... I know which side of history I want to be on. Do you?"
Meyer's got her own on-board train engine, which means that "I don't get a second wind each day, I get fifteen". Crikey, stand back folks! There's the whiff of inspiration around Julie and it's heady stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Primer for the Entrepreneur... 8 Nov 2012
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This book is a great read and filled with the authors experiences. It provides a useful insight into what makes an entrepreneur and why we need more of them in the UK. Some of the sections covering how the world is transitioning from a post industrial society into one based on knowledge, are particularly interesting and for my money, (based on my own experience) pretty accurate.

If you are looking for a primer as to what it takes to build a company, this is the book. It's not too heavy (or too long), but does an excellent job describing the landscape (or countryside) you will encounter. Written by someone who lives there, works there and can explain it clearly.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure-trove of wise advice and guidance 24 July 2012
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Julie Meyer is a successful self-made entrepreneur. She sold her first company for a substantial amount of money and has now gone on to successfully found and grow another company, Ariadne Capital, which specialises in working with a wide range of entrepreneurs at every stage of their company's growth.

Julie's book is an overview of the business-world at the present time and is also based on her own entrepreneurial story and the stories of many of the founders and leaders of companies of all sizes and at all stages who she has worked with over the years. It is therefore a treasure-trove of wise advice and guidance which all entrepreneurs can learn from.

Julie reveals the highs and the lows which have contributed to her reaching the position she has achieved so far. She shows what the turning points were which enabled her to grow as a person and also thereby to understand the most important characteristics to look for when deciding which entrepreneurs to back financially in order to achieve success. Along the way many remarkable people have impacted on Julie and she shares some of their insights and experiences.

Julie has achieved the position she holds today, an acknowledged authority on every aspect of business growth and exit, through a combination of hard work, perseverance, and a great gift for understanding the zeitgeist of the time which she is always happy to share. She has also achieved success in areas which are frequently dominated by men and her book includes an insightful chapter on the experiences of being a woman in the businessworld, a chapter which should be required reading for all fathers who want to support their daughters in their own careers.
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I bought this book in 2012 but refer to it frequently. Very good read indeed and useful for anyone interested in tech or entrepreneurial scene more generally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How to deal with todays electronic marketing 25 Jun 2013
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This is an excellent guide from first hand creative experience of how to build a business in today's electronic and social networking environment. Inspirational.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and motivating Book 2 Jun 2013
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I am an entrepreneur and will be all my life.
Despite my experience in developing new business, I need advice and feel I am on the right track.
Julie Meyer's book "Welcome to entrepreneur country" has been a great support and boosted me to accelerate our research of a Goliath.
Thank you for these refreshing advices.
Bernard
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart felt and inspiring 2 Feb 2013
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Julie both captures the real-life experiences of the entrepreneur as well as inspiring would-be entrepreneurs. Even more importantly, Julie applies her ideas to improving the wider economic performance of the UK and Europe. Her message is based on the real world and one that politicians would be very well advised to listen to. At the same time, it's a great read and I raced through it in couple of days!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An eye opener even to an outsider
Julie just recently did a talk at my college where I acquired the book. Even as an outsider to this 'entrepreneur country' i still found the whole book very informative and eye... Read more
Published 16 months ago by BenH
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to entrepreneur country
Fantastic read- one of the best books on entrepreneurship. Definitely one of the best business books out there. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Adam Baldwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Just received this and can't put it down love it
I just received my copy of entrepreneur country today and already I love it. I had read previous reviews and totally agree that this is a great business book for people who run or... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Del
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air (in a crowded market)!
Julie Meyer's book 'Welcome to Entrepreneur Country' has the subtitle
'What it is... How to find it... Why you should go there'

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Published 18 months ago by Robert Craven
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational, passionate and optimistic!
'Welcome to entrepreneur country' is an extremely inspirational book written with the true passion, insight, understanding and optimism of a true entrepreneur, which after reading... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Lionel Fenton
5.0 out of 5 stars Defining Yourself and Your Destiny
Julie is a genius at succinctly defining what it means to be an entrepreneur and the specific mindset required. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Martina Keens-Betts
3.0 out of 5 stars Welcome To Entrepreneur Country
All in all, this is a good book! The author's story is very interesting and I agree with all she says. Read more
Published 20 months ago by VJ
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