Great entrepreneurs don’t take risks. They manage them. If you need the best practices and ideas for launching new ventures but don’t have time to find them this book is for you. Here are nine inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place. This collection of HBR articles will help you: zero in on your most promising prospects; set a clear direction for your start-up; test and revise your assumptions along the way; tackle risks that could sabotage your efforts; carve out opportunities in emerging markets; launch a start-up within your company; and, hand over the reins when it’s time.