Entrepreneurs in History--Success vs. Failure

This book highlights the factors that contributed to the success of entrepreneurs in history. The environment within which they strived was a key element of their success or failure. Their personal characteristics were important in overcoming obstacles in their paths and contributed heavily to their achievements. Determination, drive, perseverance, and resilience were displayed by all of these entrepreneurs. We can learn from them. They enlighten us by their example.

Emerson Klees

Emerson Klees is the editor / publisher of Cameo Press. He is also the author of thirty books, half about New York State and the Finger Lakes Region and half collective biographies of role models of human values, such as perseverance, motivation, determination, resilience, and creativity.  He has a B.S. in electrical engineering, Penn State University, major: electronics, a M.B.A. from New York University, major: management, minor: statistics, and a M.A. in English literature (creative writing track) from the State University of New York at Brockport. For six years, he was an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology College of Business teaching courses in entrepreneurship and business organization.

      He is a member of the New Society of the Genesee Historical Association, past member of the New York State Historical Society and the Rochester / Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission, as well as past member and vice president of the New York State Regional Publishers Association. His awards include two first places and two second places in the E.  H. Corron National Historical Essay Contest.

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