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This World Economic Forum report examines the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of “high-impact entrepreneurs” whose companies deliver strong internal metrics while driving job creation and shareholder value. The report’s case studies spring from Ernst & Young’s surveys of companies competing in its Entrepreneur of the Year campaign. The statistics reveal how various sectors advance through corporate life-cycle stages, and the report ably analyzes these progressions as well as recounting inspiring tales of how individual “bold ones” get the job done. getAbstract suggests this report to general business readers, investors and entrepreneurs.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How entrepreneurial companies add value for investors, employees and economies;
  • Why meaningful metrics of a firm’s success vary by sector and the firm’s place in its corporate life cycle; and
  • Why “high-impact entrepreneurs” are different.

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The World Economic Forum is an independent global organization that engages leaders of business, politics, academia and society to improve the state of the world.



Standing Above the Crowd
“High-impact entrepreneurs” make their mark through job creation, innovative ideas and other benchmarks of success. They share unique characteristics. To better understand this group, Ernst & Young surveys hundreds of entrepreneurs for its Entrepreneur of ...

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