Book by Professor Teaches How to Adopt an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Larry Robertson, an adjunct professor in entrepreneurship at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, recently published A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and its Moment in Human Progress (Morgan James Publishing, 2009).
A Deliberate Pause examines entrepreneurship, learning from those with experience making it work. Robertson combines his vast experience with insights of more than 200 entrepreneurs, including Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank; Carter Cast, co-founder of walmart.com; and Michael Chasen, co-founder of Blackboard.
The book has been selected as a finalist for “Book of the Year” by ForeWord Magazine from more than 1,400 entries by a judging panel of librarians, booksellers, and reviewers. Currently, Robertson is developing a cable television series based on the book featuring intimate interviews with entrepreneurial thinkers.
Robertson also is the author of the Entrepreneur’s Guide to Raising Private Capital, a non-prose guide for entrepreneurs thinking about accessing the angel and venture capital markets. Beyond his author role, Robertson has spent two decades in roles ranging from advisor to investor. In 1992, he founded Lighthouse Consulting, which guides entrepreneurial ventures, their leaders, and those who invest in them. Robertson is a recognized expert on entrepreneurship in public, private, and academic forums. In addition to teaching at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, he is a frequent lecturer at Cornell University. He graduated with Distinction from Stanford University and is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.