Steve Mariotti

Steve Mariotti is the author of An Entrepreneur’s Manifesto (Templeton press), The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business (Random House), Entrepreneurs In Profile (Career Press); and groundbreaking, award-winning textbooks, including Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future (Prentice Hall) and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (Prentice Hall). In total, he has authored or co-authored 34 books and textbooks for young entrepreneurs and has sold or donated approximately 1.2 million copies, including to prison programs like ITEM (Inmates Teaching Entrepreneurship and Mentoring), which Mariotti co-founded with Joe Robinson in 2004. Mariotti’s Huffington Post blog ( chronicles entrepreneurs' lives worldwide and explores the relationship between entrepreneurship and democracy.