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The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Life: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living Paperback – 1 Sep 2001

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; New Ed edition (1 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578516447
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578516445
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 470,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Prospective entrepreneurs may think they know everything there is to know about starting a business in Silicon Valley. They can draw up business plans, have meetings with venture capitalists, maybe even get funded and actually launch a start-up. However, in The Monk and the Riddle, Randy Komisar, a Silicon Valley sage, reasons that this is only half the equation for success. And it may not be the important half. Komisar has worked with a number of companies--Apple, LucasArts Entertainment (the gaming division of George Lucas's empire) and WebTV among them--and has come to a rather startling conclusion: If you can't see yourself doing this business for the rest of your life, don't start it. In other words, he wants to see passion and purpose in business, not just spreadsheets and a by-the-numbers business model.

To illustrate, Komisar takes the reader through a hypothetical Silicon Valley start-up, with an eager entrepreneur named Lenny trying to get funding for an online casket-selling business. As Komisar helps Lenny find the real purpose of the business, the passion behind the revenue projections, he reflects back on his life as an entrepreneur. Komisar emerges as a master storyteller, the kind of guy you would feel honoured to share a bottle of wine with. And you believe his conclusion: "When all is said and done, the journey is the reward". It's great if you have made billions on the journey, but the important thing is that you do something you can truly throw yourself into. --Lou Schuler, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Randy Komisar is a Virtual CEO who has worked with companies such as WebTV and TiVo. He was CEO of LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, CFO of GO, and one of the founders of Claris Corporation.


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