November 18, 2008
Dennis Jumpstarting another book . . .
a technopreneurship fable
by Dennis Posadas
Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008
My new book, Jump Start – a technopreneurship fable, is a fictional business fable about a returnee scientist named Rajin who embarks on a technology venture. He discovers (along with his wife Silvia) that things are not as easy as they seem. Fortunately, he meets an experienced mentor named Bob, who guides him through the business side of things. It is based on my numerous interviews and talks with technopreneurs and venture capitalists across Asia.
Jump Start is a short fictional business fable modelled after books like The One Minute Manager, Who Moved My Cheese?, Fish!, The Five Temptations of a CEO, and Our Iceberg is Melting. It is a quick read, but contains timeless messages that will be of value to scientists and engineers who wish to start their own ventures, the kind of sage advice you can get if you talk to successful technopreneurs in your community.
Jump Start will be available through Asian bookstores like National Bookstore, Kinokuniya, Borders, and in the U.S. through Amazon.com. It will be my second book with Pearson Education Asia after Rice & Chips: Technopreneurship and Innovation in Asia.
I hope you will eagerly await its arrival in your neighborhood bookstores and spread the word. Just like with my earlier book, it is my hope that with Jump Start, more Asian scientists and engineers will be encouraged to jump start their own tech ventures.
If you wish to read a sample of Jump Start, point your browsers to: http://riceandchips blogspot.com
Author, RICE & CHIPS: Technopreneurship and Innovation in Asia
(Singapore: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007)
http://www.business week.com/ bios/Dennis_ Posadas.htm