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Steve Mariotti has authored or co-authored 34 books, textbooks, workbooks and manuals related to entrepreneurship. Approximately 1.2 million copies have been sold or donated worldwide, including to prison programs like ITEM (Inmates Teaching Entrepreneurship and Mentoring), which Mariotti co-founded in 2004. 

When he founded NFTE, Mariotti discovered there were no textbooks available for teaching entrepreneurship to young people, so he wrote groundbreaking textbooks,including the Golden Lamp Award-winning high-school textbook Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future (now in its 11th edition), and the junior college textbook Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

Steve Mariotti is also the author of the popular Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business, currently in its 4th edition from Random House, and An Entrepreneur's Manifesto (Templeton Press), in which Mariotti makes a convincing case for the power of entrepreneurship to combat poverty, terrorism and totalitarianism.

Steve’s memoir of his early days as a teacher and NFTE's founder, Goodbye Homeboy: How My Students Drove Me Crazy and Inspired a Movement comes out on August 6th, 2019.