Entrepreneurial Ventures: Positively Profitable

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Faisal Hoque Do you want to start a new venture that is profitable and creates positive value locally or around the world? In this CareerCast, Faisal Hoque, founder and CEO of BTM Corporation and author of The Power of Convergence: Linking Business Strategies and Technology Decisions to Create Sustainable Success, shares his research, experience, and approaches that work in today’s world.

Aired March 16, 2012

Faisal Hoque is the founder and CEO of BTM Corporation. A former senior executive at GE and other multinationals, Faisal is an internationally known entrepreneur and thought leader. He has written five management books; established a research think tank, the BTM Institute; and become a leading authority on convergence, innovation, and sustainable growth. For his commitment to business-technology convergence, CIO magazine designated him “Mr. Convergence.” In May 2008, the editors of Ziff-Davis Enterprise named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology. His latest book is The Power of Convergence. For more information on Faisal Hoque, please visit his website

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The Power of Convergence: Linking Business Strategies and Technology Decisions to Create Sustainable Success by Faisal Hoque, et al. (2011)

The Social Entrepreneur’s Handbook: How to Start, Build, and Run a Business That Improves the World by Rupert Scofield (2011)

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Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup by David G. Cohen and Brad Feld (2010)

The Silicon Valley Way: Discover 45 Secrets for Successful Start-Ups (2nd Edition) by Elton B. Sherwin Jr. (2010)

Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup by Rob Walling and Mike Taber (2010)

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Mission, Inc.: The Practitioner’s Guide to Social Enterprise by Kevin Lynch and Julius Walls (2009)

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas (Updated Edition) by David Bornstein (2007)

Winning the 3-Legged Race: When Business and Technology Run Together by Faisal Hoque, et al. (2005)