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He describes the entrepreneur as an heroic leader who, against the odds, creates something new and better for society.
  someone who starts a business venture and assumes the risk for it
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  • He describes the entrepreneur as an heroic leader who, against the odds, creates something new and better for society.
  • All the best entrepreneurs fight their way back from rock bottom.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Not long after that, Nazi entrepreneurs arrived on the scene in the hope of making their fortune off the misery of Jewish factory owners who were no longer permitted to own a business.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Such Corybantic revels as envisioned by the first owners never took place, however, since through some incredible oversight the raunchy entrepreneurs failed to realize that they had located their establishment in a neighborhood substantially as devoted to order and propriety as a community of Hard Shell Baptists or Mennonites.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Banana Republic was killing the ability of entrepreneurs like himself to move this country forward.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Researchers have become entrepreneurs.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • To support his family, Loren tried a series of entrepreneurial ventures, none of them very successful.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • There’s definitely a down-home, small-town flavor to our fair, as one lemonade entrepreneur found out the hard way.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • She still had big dreams—maybe she could become an entrepreneur, open a beauty salon or her own fashion company.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The government waged its jihad in the Nuba with the goal of terrorizing civilians until they fled the fertile valleys—land the government began distributing to its cronies, mostly Arab entrepreneurs from the north.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • Would these little girls become stay-at-home Betty Crocker moms, or business entrepreneurs like Mrs. Fields?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • But he happened to meet an entrepreneur from Liverpool in Soho who was down in London by pure chance.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • It stood vacant until the end of World War II, when it was purchased and completely renovated by Horace Derwent, millionaire inventor, pilot, film producer, and entrepreneur.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Most were well situated, my Lord—in the entrepreneur class.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • You see, Jean was an entrepreneur and he respected an individual trying to do something difficult.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • One was Jandro Mares, a 30-year-old budding entrepreneur.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • You know, become an entrepreneur and own some big company.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • And one imagines that the American mainland glittered for him the way it did for all those entrepreneurs and pilgrims and runaways and adventurers who crossed the Atlantic and the Pacific hoping to carve out a piece of it for themselves.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Manchester itself was a creature of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company; plotted out by its entrepreneurs in 1837, just as Weslaco was plotted out for the citrus boom in 1919.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Over the years, they had tuned the walk, prising up an A board and nailing it here, lifting up an F board and pounding it back down there until the walk was as near onto being melodious as weather and two entrepreneurs could fashion it.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • I met her husband, Delworth, a Texas oil entrepreneur who chewed tobacco and drank bourbon.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • This wealthy young entrepreneur might not be such a bad sort, if he was prepared to pass the time of day entertaining children.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • They were dream-filled, but discerning, too, assessing—the eyes of an entrepreneur.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • She says he wanted an old-fashioned woman, not a successful and gregarious entrepreneur like her mother, Flo.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • He was a bold entrepreneur, and he desired nothing more than complete safety in his investments, freedom from attention to details, and the thirty or forty per cent. profit which, according to all authorities, a pioneer deserves for his risks and foresight.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • At first the town held the line, but when entrepreneurs from Bussard City moved in with gift shops, T-shirt concessions, tours, and datachip booths for the tourists who were coming in larger and larger numbers, the local business people first dithered, then wavered, then decided unanimously that, if t here was commerce to be carried on, the profits should not go to outsiders.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Then he saw in his mind’s eye the masses of humanity meshing through the jammed, colourful, frequently filthy streets, and the crowded hotel lobbies and lounges with their softly lit chandeliers of gold filigree where the well-dressed remnants of the empire reluctantly mingled with the emerging Chinese entrepreneurs — the old crown and the new money had to find accommodation… Alleyways?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Many of them are fathers, homeowners, world travelers, and successful entrepreneurs.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Some commentators look at prostitutes and see only sex slaves; others see only entrepreneurs.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I was a bit of an entrepreneur, though, and took advantage of her generosity.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • A few months ago he was listed in The Mail as one of the cleverest entrepreneurs of his generation.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • Someone I think she’d met on Starlight Station—an entrepreneur, she called him, but with a sarcastic tone.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • And he’s an entrepreneur.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Each new entrepreneur had simply tacked another mile or so onto the shelf, raised his own transparent hemisphere, and gone into business.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Soon the level of construction would increase even more, as entrepreneurs prepared to cash in on the expected crush of exposition visitors.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Lainie was an entrepreneur, a hard driver, a bargainer, our huckster daughter, we called her, and she was living in Tucson with husband Dex.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • My dad taught me to be a salesman, hard worker, good man, visionary, entrepreneur, problem solver, good husband, good father, and great hunter.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • ACTUALLY, IT WASN’T "JUST LIKE THAT"-WE BUSTED butt to get it going, working long hours and sweating out all the details the way any entrepreneurs do.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Americans-businessmen, entrepreneurs, and hopefuls with maps of gold and silver mines- had brought the game with them into Mexico, but there were no organized leagues for the young.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Oh, very profitable, Joseph, absolutely uncanny at recognizing cutting-edge technology in start-up companies and then acquiring them—or backing entrepreneurs who need cash to develop their ideas.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Entrepreneurs from all over the country went to San Bernardino, visited the new McDonald’s, and built imitations of the restaurant in their hometowns.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Uncle Enzo reckons that with the Mafia’s emphasis on loyalty and traditional family values, they can sign up a lot of these entrepreneurs before they become Narcolombian citizens.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • It is a big established company attempting to behave like a small entrepreneurial start-up.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • And so, between operatic encores and Neapolitan serenades, his creative talent and his invincible entrepreneurial spirit made him the hero of river navigation during the time of its greatest splendor.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • There were still people in Clyde who remembered the frontier, and like America itself, the town lived by a mixture of diluted Calvinism and a strong belief in "progress," Young Sherwood, known as "Jobby"—the boy always ready to work—showed the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that Clyde respected: folks expected him to become a "go-getter," And for a time he did.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • He was a man of large entrepreneurial vision.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The de Villiers family has failed to see the entrepreneurial potential of this property.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • I probably should tell you that I’ve recorded a couple of our conversations about your entrepreneurial ventures.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • She would make him completely at home in white Christian entrepreneurial Memphis, but in the way that a blind man became comfortable in a well-furnished room.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • My entrepreneurial young friend is impressed with any alphabet after a name despite the fact that left to my own resources I couldn’t afford one of these villas for more than a couple of days.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
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