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by Jack Roseman,Steve Czetli

Outrageous Optimism is a collection of entertaining stories describing useful points about starting and running a business. Some are about entrepreneurship; some are about life. All are heartfelt, some are amusing, many are poignant. If you were to learn nothing more from these essays, you will come away with a healthier and more realistic perspective on the entrepreneurial experience and good advice on life itself.

Jack just turned 73 and these stories reflect the proudest achievements and condensed wisdom of a long life well-lived. They span his climb from ghetto life in Lynn, MA to CEO of an American Stock Exchange company. Throughout this period, which included the launch of two other companies and 13 years of teaching entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University as a chaired professor, Jack has maintained the unique gift of always keeping his mind open to new ideas. His passion for entrepreneurship has been unrelenting.

He enjoys sharing what he has learned with others through story-telling a means of helping to make his points memorable and their learning painless. In that way, Outrageous Optimism is an insiders guide to how the game of entrepreneurship is played and how it can be made to deliver that most coveted of trophies B a happy life, one which in the end you will look back upon and say with candor and satisfaction that it was well-lived.

Download Outrageous Optimism: Wisdom for the Entepreneurial Journey epub
ISBN: 0974513512
ISBN13: 978-0974513515
Category: Business
Subcategory: Management & Leadership
Author: Jack Roseman,Steve Czetli
Language: English
Publisher: Corbett Publishing; First Edition edition (March 2004)
Pages: 153 pages
ePUB size: 1955 kb
FB2 size: 1955 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 456
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First, in the interest of full disclosure: I have known Jack Roseman for several years. He served as a mentor to me when I was running my own startups in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and I also graduated from his Entrepreneurial Management Program at Carnegie Mellon. Jack's advice has been invaluable to me throughout my life -- both professionally and personally. I have the utmost respect for Jack and his uncanny ability to always ask the most pointed questions that make you think and help you to reach your own decision on what is the right thing to do in any particular business or personal situation.

In Outrageous Optimism, Jack Roseman and Steve Czetli have captured the "essential Jack Roseman". It's a book full of quality advice for the entrpreneur wrapped in an easy to digest anecdotes form in Jack's signature humorous style.

I would recommend this book to any entrepreneur as required reading. If you haven't had the good fortune to interact with Jack in person, at least don't deprive yourself of the opportunity to share and learn from his experiences by readng this book.
This book has the same quality as Feynman's popular books. It is informal, insightful, filled with humorous anecdotes from a life steeped in building enterprises. Jack Roseman shows repeatedly that the toughest decisions are decisions about people and require one to think with one's heart, and not the head. A book to be cherished.
Simple, brilliant - you couldn't find a better book to keep handy for those 5-10 minute gaps in your schedule. Brief little snippets that make you smile, nod your head and wonder why you weren't conscious of that bit of knowledge before. I'm passing this one along to all the entrepreneurs in my life.