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Entrepreneur Myths : The Startup Reality by Damir Perge

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Starting and Growing Your Business


How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Starting and Growing Your Business

by Damir Perge


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Thousands of entrepreneurs each year fail because they fall for the common but untrue myths about entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are the future of the world economy and our success and survival depends on them. The edge they need to succeed is the knowledge that can only be gained by learning real-life lessons from real-life entrepreneurs and investors. Those lessons aren’t learned in any business school. Entrepreneur Myths exposes the reality of the myths that can kill any startup business.

As both an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who’s been out there in the trenches for 25 years, Damir Perge shares his exciting adventures and the roller-coaster ride of being in the entrepreneurship game. He learned this priceless knowledge in fabled Silicon Valley and beyond. As a venture capitalist, Perge invested more than $50 million into over 25 startups. As an entrepreneur, he launched 10+ startups in high-tech, publishing, media, energy and more.

Whether you're a startup, existing business or an aspiring college entrepreneur starting your dream out of your dorm room, Entrepreneur Myths gives you the education not found in any textbook, MBA program or entrepreneur group. Most of the material is available only to those in the inner circle with money and time to burn. So you’d better start reading now, and hang on tight for the ride.

A few of the 50 common entrepreneur myths include:

  • You’ll be your own boss
  • All it takes is a great idea
  • Venture capitalists are vultures
  • Raising big money is harder than small money
  • Valuation is based on numbers
  • Angels are angelic
  • You need capital to develop a product or service
  • You must have an office
  • The journey is the reward

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Damir Perge, author of Entrepreneur Myths: The Startup Reality, founder of entrerpeneurdex, the newest media property, focused on profiling startups, entrepreneurs, investors and showcasing innovation in a variety of sectors.

Pre-order Damir Perge's upcoming books at damirperge.com >

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  • Soccerpreneur: Everything you need to know about life and business, you can learn on the soccer field

An entrepreneur and investor, with more than 25 years experience, he's worked with ventures in the technology, internet, media and publishing, entertainment, energy, and manufacturing sectors raising more than $300 million in capital for various companies and investing more than $50 million into startup and emerging ventures. He's sat on the boards of 11 companies, served as editor-in-chief of Futuredex, a private equity magazine.

Born in Yugoslavia, Perge immigrated to the U.S. in elementary school. He became a U.S. citizen at age 16 and represented the U.S. on the National Soccer Team. He was a McDonald's Soccer All-American and received a full scholarship to play at Southern Methodist University. 

His hobbies and interests include complexity science, lean and JIT manufacturing, business strategy and business modeling, social technologies, film production, venture capital, mathematics, art and soccer.

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