We take a look back at the entrepreneurs and companies that made a splash over the past 12 months. As the economy continued to recover and tech innovators came of age, 2012 proved to be a momentous year for business. We’ve regularly acknowledged the fastest-growing companies and the most promising young entrepreneurs, but this year, we also recognized other business leaders, too, including the CEOs leading job creation and the entrepreneurs willing to take on ideas that could change the world
There’s a new book from former WIRED editor Chris Anderson specifically on the topic of entrepreneurship in the 21st century. Makers: The New Industrial Revolution investigates the development of entrepreneurship in the software industry, where vast business empires have been built that run much of the world today.