Calculated Risk: The Modern Entrepreneur's Handbook makes entrepreneurial pursuits a learnable process. Palumbo takes his twenty years of starting and backing businesses and describes in detail his greatest triumphs, and with them the many lessons he learned along the way. Starting a successful business can be one of life's biggest challenges. Palumbo takes you step by step through the process, from idea to exit, using real world examples to drive home his message. He tells you what types of ideas are viable for business creation, how to tell if your startup is succeeding, and what top venture capitalists look for when valuing a new business. Calculated Risk is a must read for anyone thinking of taking the leap into entrepreneurship.