Can you explain what you mean by bedrock entrepreneurs?

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Derek Lidow  (Bestselling Author & Professor at Princeton University )

Derek Lidow describes his view of entrepreneurs which includes high-risk individuals who use other people’s money to rise to success and the majority of entrepreneurs who he calls bedrock entrepreneurs who build their businesses slowly and steadily. He discusses how the different types of entrepreneurs view risk, success, and motivation. According to Lidow, it is the bedrock entrepreneur who is responsible for 90% of the value that is created by startups in this country including new jobs, economic growth, and innovation.


About Author

Derek Lidow

Bestselling Author & Professor at Princeton University

After having been the successful CEO of a major semiconductor company (International Rectifier), and started an important information company (iSuppli) from scratch, Derek Lidow is now a professor in entrepreneurship at Princeton University and a Bestselling author. His latest book is Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and other great self-made entrepreneurs can teach us about building valuable companies.

Interviewed By

Vanessa Tyler

Vanessa Tyler

Sarder TV Journalist, and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Anchor

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