by CJ Cornell

The Age of Metapreneurship is about a new kind of entrepreneurship, and a new kind of entrepreneur.

Learn what’s different about entrepreneurship today, and master the new rules of modern entrepreneurship.

Reading this book will help remove the frustrations that come from using techniques of the past, and give you new ideas and new strategies to be more successful

Reinvent yourself as a modern entrepreneur: A Metapreneur.

Early Praise for The Age of Metapreneurship, by CJ Cornell

… a funny, lively, informative book that examines entrepreneurship in a variety of novel and useful ways. A must-read, whether you’re just starting out in the entrepreneurial world, or been at it for a while.
This is a must-read for founders, business buffs and anyone interested in startup culture.
Well written, timely, and enjoyable.
… the definitive book yet on entrepreneurship, covering the challenges, opportunities, evolution and outlook. The scope, depth and richness of this book along with the writing style, are quite impressive.
Clеvеr writing.This iѕ a muѕt rеаd for everyone. The moment I started reading this awesome book, I couldn’t put it down … An incredible book on entrepreneurship!!!
… an incredible book on entrepreneurship. … the book was such an eye-opener for me.The book delivers insight on how much entrepreneurship has changed. Having been an entrepreneur all my life that basically cuts through generations, this book prepares me to be an entrepreneur in this age.
The Age of Metapreneurship by CJ Cornell is a must have if you’re an entrepreneur. As he states, methods taught over the last five or ten years may rarely apply today and some former practices are completely obsolete. This book was a game changer for me and I owe a lot to Cornell who opened my eyes to the latest methods of entrepreneurship. I am applying his teachings to my new business and I have a good feeling about it!
This book is a must read! An inspiring, somewhat paradigm shifting read. It definitely helped me to think big, think new & think again. I highly recommend it.
One of the best books on entrepreneurship I have read, with a style reminisce of Malcolm Gladwell
A funny, smart book that provides less “how to do” and more “how to think” for entrepreneurs. … CJ has unlocked the timeless thinking, questioning,bravado and doubts of entrepreneurship for his reader, exploring both the physics and the psychic capabilities needed.
Witty, never dull, CJ takes his subject, but not himself, seriously and writes with an authentic voice that provides what every entrepreneur needs; a cool mentor who really gets it.
Metapreneurship is that rare book that’s not a how-to, replete with conventional business wisdom and trite truisms. … This is a must-read for founders, business buffs and anyone interested in startup culture.
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Now an Amazon Bestseller
In Startups, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business books!

Inside “The Age of Metapreneurship”

The Age of Metapreneurship is a journey, traveling from old terrain to the new; exploring entrepreneurship’s recent past and how it’s holding us back.

Inside, we look at the major forces shaping business, culture, customers and technology – and see how they help create a new style of entrepreneurship: Metapreneurship.

Subtly, the world changed. Technology and people changed. Yet the field of entrepreneurship hasn’t changed all that much. The old rules and the old mindsets are holding you back. In fact, the more experienced you are, the worse it can get.

Techniques and advice that were effective 5 or 10 years ago, today they may make you an amateur.

The Age of Metapreneurship takes a step back – providing a 10,000-foot view so you can see patterns, avoid minefields, and understand the new terrain. Inside we’ll explore:

  • Chaos – How entrepreneurship is so broadly defined today that we have no idea anymore who is and isn’t.
  • Cults – How the institutions, programs, and leaders designed to help entrepreneurs, are failing them.
  • Dots – Entire industries are ripe for disruption (by entrepreneurs) because the old business models are disintegrating. Direct, straight lines, are being replaced by ‘connecting the dots.’
  • Abundance vs Scarcity – and how ‘every abundance creates a new scarcity’ is the new business mantra.
  • Scale – is now a required strategy for every startup – otherwise you risk irrelevance: but scaling now can be far, wide, or deep.
  • Crowds change everything – crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and collective intelligence.
  • Sharing – is not just a fad – it’s the new economy.
  • Movements – the waves of the network: Join them, start them, leverage them – or risk being left out.

The Age of Metapreneurship contains raw materials, ideas, paradigms, and ammunition so that savvy entrepreneurs and advisors can create unique strategies, and avoid using old ones.

  • If you’ve been advising new ventures and guiding them through a bootcamp-like experience – only to see them sputter, and fade away, this book is for you.
  • If you see entrepreneurship in your region brimming, brewing, and percolating -but never seeming to gain critical mass, this book is for you.
  • If you’re an highly experienced entrepreneur embarking on a new venture, this book is for you.

The Age of Metapreneurship is like a collection of pieces to an unusual puzzle: Every time you put the pieces together, they form a different picture that is only for you.

Success is no longer about being a rock star; it’s about playing jazz in an ensemble.

Entrepreneurship has changed. You are no longer an entrepreneur; you’re a Metapreneur – playing in The Age of Metapreneurship.



CJ Cornell spent more than twenty five years as an entrepreneur, investor, author, mentor, advisor and board member. As a serial entrepreneur, Cornell was a founder or senior management at more than a dozen startup ventures that collectively attracted over $250 million in private funding; created nearly a thousand new jobs; and launched more than 25 innovative consumer, media and communications products, exceeding $3 billion in revenues.

Ten years ago, CJ Cornell made the transition to the academic world, where he established 3 university entrepreneurship programs; developed and taught new accredited courses in entrepreneurship, and authored over 30 papers and articles on entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. For more information, visit

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