142 – Derek Lidow: Globally successful CEO, innovator, and entrepreneur; Author of “Startup Leadership”

DerekLidow-500pxDerek Lidow is a longtime global CEO, innovator and startup coach. He is widely-known as one of the world’s top experts on the electronics industry; his contributions range from patents to value chain applications that have forever improved companies as diverse as Sony, Samsung, Philips, Goldman Sachs and IBM. Among his many accomplishments, Derek a successful entrepreneur who built iSuppli, a leading market research firm. In 2010 he sold his company for $100 million to global information leader IHS.

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Today, Derek is giving back by teaching; Entrepreneurial Leadership and Creativity, Innovation and Design at Princeton and by working with young companies and aspiring entrepreneurs.

He is a media commentator; Lidow’s coverage to date includes The New York TimesWall Street JournalBusinessWeekForbesBloombergThe EconomistNikkeiReuters, and Taipei Times as well as many top bloggers.

Derek’s degrees come from Princeton and Stanford where he earned a PhD in applied physics as a Hertz Foundation Fellow. He is based in New York City and Princeton, NJ.

About The Book

Why do so many entrepreneurs found innovative enterprises, only to find themselves failing as leaders once the business gets off the ground? Because, according to Derek Lidow,startup-leadership-3d being an entrepreneur is fundamentally different from being a business leader.

An entrepreneur’s goal is making his or her vision a reality—a basically selfish, though beneficial, act. A leader, on the other hand, focuses on others, forging individuals with differing wants, needs, and visions into a winning team. In Startup Leadership, entrepreneur and professor Derek Lidow outlines exactly how one can balance these two opposing natures and provides you with the skills and tools to become an Entrepreneurial Leader.

  • Based on Lidow’s popular and well-respected course at Princeton University
  • Developed out of extensive research and real-world experience
  • Distills Lidow’s insights into best practices for growing with the company you created
  • Prepares to avoid the unseen traps that trip up many entrepreneurs

With a unique approach based on extensive research and real-world application, Startup Leadership is a roadmap for innovators who seek to become Entrepreneurial Leaders who can successfully lead their team, enterprise, and themselves to lasting success.

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