Many aspire to be leaders and entrepreneurs where they too could set the tone of business. This is particularly true in the hospitality industry where entrepreneurship is a dominant force, yet few people understand what it demands to be a leader. This insightful and widely researched new book is unique in focusing on the contemporary hospitality industry. The text is based on over 100 in-depth interviews with leading hospitality entrepreneurs in all sectors of the industry internationally. It moves away from a purely theoretical perspective to focus on the practical issues- the skills, attitudes, motivations and decisions of proven entrepreneurs. A highly structured approach gives the reader a clear overview and understanding of what defines an entrepreneur and how they work; the historical context of entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry and how is it changing; and interviews and case studies revealing the views and insights of successful entrepreneurs themselves.