Economist on Entrepren

Economist on Entrepren

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Global heroes
A special report on entrepreneurship March 14th 2009

The Economist March 14th 2009

A special report on entrepreneurship 1

Global heroes
Also in this section All in the mind
A di erent breed of manager. Page 2

An idea whose time has come
Entrepreneurialism has become cool. Page 4

The United States of Entrepreneurs
America still leads the world. Page 6

The more the merrier
India and China are creating millions of entrepreneurs. Page 8

Lands of opportunity
Israel, Denmark and Singapore show how entrepreneurialism can thrive in di erent climates. Page 10

Magic formula
The secrets of entrepreneurial success. Page 11

Despite the downturn, entrepreneurs are enjoying a renaissance the world over, says Adrian Wooldridge


Saving the world
Entrepreneurs are trying to do good as well as make money. Page 13

The entrepreneurial society
Better, on the whole, than managed capitalism. Page 14

Acknowledgments The author would like to acknowledge the generous help he has received from Harvard Business School and the Ewing Marion Kau man Foundation. In addition to those named in the text, he would especially like to thank: Suren Dutia, Michael Hay, Anders Ho man, Koh Boon Hwee, Michael Jacobides, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Joe Lassiter, Dan Nova, Michael Roberts, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, William Sahlman, Eddy Shalev and Teng-Kee Tan.

A list of sources is at An audio interview with the author is at

N DECEMBER last year, three weeks after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and in the midst of the worst global recession since the 1930s, 1,700 bright-eyed Indians gathered in a hotel in Bangalore for a conference on entrepreneurship. They mobbed business heroes such as Azim Premji, who transformed Wipro from a vegetable-oil company into a software giant, and Nandan Nilekani, one of the founders of Infosys, another software giant. They also engaged in a frenzy of...

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