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Ricardo Levy

Letters to a Young Entrepreneur: Succeeding in Business Without Losing at Life

Letters to a Young Entrepreneur: Succeeding in Business Without Losing at Life

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Letters to a Young Entrepreneur speaks to everyone with an entrepreneurial spirit, capturing the personal challenges encountered in actualizing a vision. In fifteen letters, each distilling the essence of significant insights, the author reflects upon experiences that have enabled and inspired his journey. Penned with candor and clarity, this book sharpens our sensitivity to the human dynamics and complexities of growing an extraordinary business while preserving essential inner qualities and values that augment leadership and life.

Author: Ricardo B. Levy Phd
Publisher: Ricardo Levy
Published: 09/20/2015
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.59lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.51w x 0.48d
ISBN: 9780996670609

About the Author
RICARDO B. LEVY is an executive and entrepreneur whose career spans more than three decades of founding and building successful businesses. Born and raised in South America to a European immigrant family, he completed engineering studies in the United States at Stanford and Princeton before returning to South America to run a family business. In 1969 he sold the business and returned to the United States to complete his PhD at Stanford in the field of catalytic chemistry. In 1974, after a number of years in the petroleum and petrochemical industry, he cofounded his first entrepreneurial venture, Catalytica, a research and development firm serving the chemical, pharmaceutical, and clean energy industries. The firm's discoveries resulted in more than one hundred patents and led to the formation of three companies, one of which became, under Levy's leadership, the largest supplier to the pharmaceutical industry in North America. Dr. Levy currently serves on public and private corporate boards of directors and the advisory board of the Santa Clara University Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, a global incubator of social entrepreneurs. He is a lecturer at the Stanford University Chemical Engineering Department, where he teaches a course on entrepreneurship and new venture creation. Throughout his life, Dr. Levy has pursued a keen interest in spirituality and personal growth and has continually applied his diverse studies to his roles as a business leader, mentor, and teacher.

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