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Even during your busiest days, you'll still be able to find a glimmer of guidance from a voice of experience in A Goal is a Dream with a Deadline: Extraordinary Wisdom for Entrepreneurs, Managers, and Other Smart People (McGraw-Hill, $12.95, 800-338-3987), by Leo Helzel & Friends.

Helzel, who has taught entrepreneurship courses for more than 25 years at the University of California at Berkeley, and more than 80 of his friends and business associaties, provide 401 entrepreneurial adages and enlightening witticisms for quick reading and easy digestion. Here's a sampling of the pithy prose:

"An idea without at least some element of absurdity is probably not worth further consideration," "A genius is often a crackpot who hits the jackpot," and finally, "Entrepreneurs are the backbone of the future economy. They are often treated as the tailbone, particularly in the start-up phase. It's the price of entry."

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This article was originally published in the September 1996 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: News & Reviews.

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