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Invisible Capital by Chris Rabb
Oct 21, 2010 | ISBN 9781605093079
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    Oct 21, 2010 | ISBN 9781605093079

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“My book discusses how green jobs can fix America’s two biggest problems: pollution and poverty. Invisible Capital illustrates masterfully why community-centered entrepreneurship is an essential component of this solution.”
—Van Jones, author of The Green Collar Economy

“Women entrepreneurs and advocates for women-owned businesses, listen up and read Chris Rabb’s book to find out how to evaluate invisible capital—not just financial capital—and leverage it for success.”
—Linda Tarr-Whelan, author of Women Lead the Way

“Eye-opening—shatters several myths, legends, and assumptions about entrepreneurship, opportunities for entrepreneurs, and the role of start-ups in society.”
—Jay Rao, Professor of Technology & Innovation, Babson College

“‘Invisible capital’ is not just a new turn of phrase or theory but an important paradigm shift to be explored by all current and future social entrepreneurs and their supporters. This book inaugurates Chris Rabb as a national thought leader on the intersection of entrepreneurship and meaningful social change!”
—Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green

“The Horatio Alger myth permeates our political debates over economic and social policies in America. Indeed, Republicans and Democrats are perpetually locked in a rhetorical arms race about whose ideals are more likely to spur entrepreneurship and the growth of ‘small business.’ Chris Rabb’s conceptually rich account of how ‘invisible capital’ shapes the possibilities for entrepreneurial success shows that both parties are like the proverbial emperor with no clothes when it comes to the issue of small business development. Rabb’s work also provides a powerful counterpoint to these empty debates by pointing policymakers to positive steps they can take to help individuals and communities level the entrepreneurial playing field.”
—Alvin Tillery, Jr., Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

“Democratizing the economy is one of the truly great challenges of the 21st century. In this splendid book, Chris Rabb provides a detailed guide to the invisible forces that benefit the few and hold so many other people back. Make it required reading for your business bookshelf.”
 —Michael Edwards, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos, and author of Small Change

“This book is not just for entrepreneurs. In fact, it’s even more valuable for local civic leaders across the country who need to understand how invisible capital impacts long-term economic development.”
—Bo Kemp, Director, CRG Partners, and former business administrator, City of Newark

“Women entrepreneurs and advocates for women-owned businesses listen up and read Chris Rabb’s book to find out about how to evaluate invisible capital—not just financial capital—and leverage it for success. Here is a compelling and thoughtful approach to help you from an expert with a uniquely diverse background and perspective.”
—Linda Tarr-Whelan, author of Women Lead the Way

“Chris Rabb makes the bold assertion that democratizing entrepreneurial opportunity is a prerequisite for economic sustainability and community revitalization. Equally important, his book emphasizes that innovating how we help entrepreneurship flourish is just as important as the innovations that entrepreneurs spark themselves.”
—William Generett, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone

Table Of Contents

Chapter One: Dreaming A Difficult Dream
Chapter Two: The Landscape of Modern American Enterprise
Chapter Three: Invisible Capital Exposed
Chapter Four: Democratizing Entrepreneurial Opportunity
Chapter Five: Reframing Entrepreneurial Success . . . and Failure
Chapter Six: Towards Commonwealth Entrepreneurship
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