Survive & Thrive is designed for entrepreneurs, and hopeful entrepreneurs, of all ages, education levels, and backgrounds.
The frameworks in this book have been used successfully in coaching and training individuals and groups in high schools, business schools, governments, and companies of all sizes across industries around the world. The frameworks have also been used successfully by individuals on their own at home. This book will shine a light onto various entrepreneurial paths, helping you see a way forward, so that you can:
- Create a Startup (page 37)
- Build around Science & Technology (page 77)
- Plan Software (page 113)
- Launch inside Corporate, Family Business, School, and Government (page 147)
- Explore Acquisitions (page 185)
- Puzzle through Turnarounds (page 227)
- Lead during a Crisis (page 255)
- Evaluate your Career (page 271)
- Shift into a Lifestyle career (page 295)
- Positively impact people and the planet with a Social Venture (page 315)
- Lead Volunteers (page 351)
- Strategize Sales (page 361)
- Document your ideas for Technology (page 385)
Use these frameworks as power tools to help you do more than survive... learn to thrive!
Praise for Survive & Thrive
"The frameworks in this immensely practical and engaging book provide tool after tool for asking better questions and prioritizing action to get better results. Its compassionate, wise advice will help any entrepreneur - whether starting a business or shaping a life." Amy Edmondson, Professor, Harvard Business School; Author, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth. (Wiley, 2019)
"Survive & Thrive weaves a provocative, powerful, and practical web of advice for any entrepreneurial path. Paul Kewene-Hite shares firsthand how asking better questions unlocks better answers and builds a rich set of frameworks on the backbone of fearless inquiry. Read this remarkable book and you'll find a compelling way forward at work and in life." Hal Gregersen, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management and award-winning author of Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life. (HarperCollins, 2018)
"Paul's highly popular and tightly choreographed entrepreneurship bootcamps have had a profound impact on many thousands of INSEAD MBA students. Paul has well leveraged his experience with successful practice to forge versatile frameworks that have inspired INSEAD students and executives across an incredible range of settings from software startups and science-based innovation to crisis management and turnarounds. With Survive & Thrive these frameworks and more are now available to the world." Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean / Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy, INSEAD
"Like thousands of aspiring founders around the world, I sought Paul's mentorship early in my entrepreneurial career and continue to benefit from his frameworks over a decade later. The proven methodologies in Paul's book - paired with intimate reflections on his life and work - bring clarity and heart to an otherwise ambiguous craft. Survive & Thrive is a timeless companion for entrepreneurs of every kind, at any stage of the journey." Sami Kizilbash, Global Head of Accelerators, Google
You have an idea, or you have no idea, and you want to create a new company.
You are a scientist with intellectual property rights (IP or IPR) that you want to commercialize, or you want to partner with a scientist who has IP.
You have an idea for a software solution ranging from smart device apps to large enterprise solutions.
You are a company or a government and you want to create a new initiative inside of your organization.
You want to to buy an exiting company.
You have a company or business unit that needs to be repaired and returned to good health.
You are in a tight spot and things are not going to plan, or you can see a mess headed your way and you need to prepare for the worst.
You need to persuade others to get on board.
You need to think through how to best use the energy and time of others who are making sacrifices to help.
You want to create a pure social venture that will capture meaningful impact on people and/or the planet, or you are a for-profit that wants to create meaningful social spillovers.
You want what you do for a living to be flexible and on your own terms.
You want to take stock, reorient, and potentially redirect what you are doing and where you are going in your career.