Reality Entrepreneurship: A practical guide to Effectuation

Reality Entrepreneurship is a first-hand collection of 6 entrepreneurship case studies across Europe. We visited effectual entrepreneurs in Spain, Germany, Austria, France, Lithuania and Finland to tell their stories in a most authentic and engaging way. Three of the cases are accompanied with a short video (free link inside the book), and all of the cases are designed for teaching and learning entrepreneurship & effectuation in a most interesting and accessible way. The cases contain many pictures, questions for classroom, and the book includes an introduction to effectuation with practical exercises, as well as a foreword written by Saras Sarasvathy, founder of effectuation theory. Link : Buy it on Amazon

Tous innovateurs, 2 methodes pour reveler des solutions invisibles dans le complexe.

An innovator needs to increase his ability to perceive what connects elements of complex environments. It is useful for transforming these environments. Acquiring this skill is possible, if we learn effectual thinking. The good news is that this book allows you to apply two methods when facing two different situations: 1. I face a complex problem. What can be the innovative solution? 2. I have an idea. How to turn the innovative idea into something concrete? This book addresses recurring questions of entrepreneurship and social transformation, but from a new perspective: effective innovative methods enabling to act quickly with available means. Whom is this book for? To anyone willing to innovate and transform their environments. He also fulfills the need of transformation of institutions (large companies, governments, SMEs) and also start-ups who want to innovate when starting from problems or ideas. It was nice to see you at the 5th effectuation conference. Publisher’s: Melanie Ciussi Christophe Sempels Dominique Vian Link: Buy it on Amazon

A Guide to Finding Career Treasure: An 8-step workbook for discovering opportunities

A Guide to Finding Career Treasure is not another book providing the appealing but vague career advice to ‘just follow your passion.’ It is also not a book about resumes and cover letters, or encouragement to do stereotypical ‘job networking’ which too often is a waste of time, or worse. A Guide to Finding Career Treasure explains specific steps you can take for HOW to go about creating the work future you truly want rather than being limited to what’s printed on the menu. This book applies key principles from the field of effectuation (followed by expert innovators and entrepreneurs) to find and get work you would enjoy doing even if you were not paid to do it! MAK calls this ‘finding career treasure.’ This workbook is for college students and young professionals (and possibly some not so young). In 8 sections/80 pages, it provides detailed explanations, exercises, and actions that will enable and empower you to pursue and find your career treasure. If your life and education have taught you a lot, but maybe not nearly as much about ‘how’ to put your interests and education to work, this workbook may quickly prove very valuable to you. Publisher’s: Michael A. Kaplan ‘MAK’ Link: Buy it on Amazon  

Just Start

What Separates Serial Entrepreneurs? According to Babson College President Leonard Schlesinger and international consultant Charles Kiefer, the authors of the book Just Start, serial entrepreneurs have a completely different way of thinking from the rest of us. Much more importantly, serial entrepreneurs act on what they are thinking, and it’s this action — this willingness to take immediate steps — that separates them from the non-serial entrepreneurs in society. At first, readers of Just Start might believe that the authors, now joined by journalist and editor Paul Brown, have just fancied up the familiar concepts of “ready, fire, aim” or “leap before you look.” Readers soon discover, however, that the authors have a concept a bit more sophisticated and nuanced in mind — a concept summarized in a rather ugly word that they coined: Creaction.” Schlesinger, L. A., & Kiefer, C. F. 2012. Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future. Harvard Business Press.

Effectual Entrepreneurship 2nd Edition

                What are you waiting for? Whether you’re dreaming about starting a business, learning about entrepreneurship or on the brink of creating a new opportunity right now, don’t wait. Open this updated bestseller. Inside you’ll find everything you need, including A newly established and popular way to learn about and to practice entrepreneurship Specific principles derived from the methods of expert entrepreneurs. 70+ updated and renewed case briefs of entrepreneurs across industries, locations and time. Applications to social entrepreneurship, technology (new!) and to the creation of opportunities in large enterprises. 60+ “Research Roots” connections to current and foundational research in the field. Brand new chapter on “The Ask” – strategies for initiating the process of co-creating with partners Data that willenge conventional entrepreneurship wisdom A broader perspective on the science of entrepreneurship and the ways in which individuals can shape their own situations In this vibrant updated edition, you will find these ideas presented in the concise, modular, graphical form made popular in the first edition, perfect for those learning to be entrepreneurs or those already in the thick of things. If you want to learn about entrepreneurship in a way that emphasizes action, this new edition is vital reading. If you have already launched your entrepreneurial career and are looking for new perspectives, take the effectual entrepreneurship challenge! this book is for you. If you feel that you are no longer creating anything novel or valuable in your day job, and you’re wondering how to change things, this book is for you. Anyone using entrepreneurship to create the change they want to see in the world will find a wealth of thought-provoking material, expert advice and practical techniques in these pages and on the accompanying website: Publisher’s: Stuart Read, Saras Sarasvathy, …