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Startup: An Insider's Guide to Launching and Running a Business Paperback – December 22, 2011
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This book is helping me a lot to plan each step of my business. I got some great ideas to empower my project.
What i most like about this book is that Kevin talks about his failures and his uncertainty, and explains the causes behind the problems and what you can do to avoid such problems in your own company.
This book is not a recipe; it is an explanation of what business is and what it is not, and some great advice on how to start and not fail.
I have already recommended it to many friends!!!!!
For those of you who haven't read it yet, Kevin Ready's book Startup is a must have on your book shelf, (after you've read it of course), and is the perfect gift for you to give someone who is contemplating entrepreneurship, or even is already in it and would like some renewed inspiration and outlook. Highly, highly recommend!
Super congrats to Kevin Ready, I think he really delivers!
It is said that we learn from our mistakes, but an even better, not to mention less painful, way is to learn from the mistakes of others. In this refreshingly-direct and honest book, Mr. Ready chronicles ones he has made on his path and wants to pass on the valuable lessons he learned from making them to the reader. You should treat these lessons as the gold they are.
That's not to say that the book is some sort of negatively-toned catalog of failure, far from it. In fact, the entire tone of the book is extremely positive, albeit completely forthright in its assessment of what works, what doesn't and the best ways for harnessing your drive and creativity (after all, if you didn't have these traits, you wouldn't be even thinking about your own business) to make your business a success. But, don't expect a lot of rah-rah-you-can-do-it cheerleading either. In fact, it will have you honestly assessing if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur in the first place. That's a good thing!
I won't give a blow-by-blow account of each chapter, but suffice it to say that the book is packed full of helpful information.Read more ›
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There are many books that guide and advise you. If you are an entrepreneur or a corporate intrapreneur, you are left wondering what lessons you should hold close to your chest and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Webspinman
These are qualities that could equally describe Kevin. Kevin has lived in and out of startups nearly his entire life and speaks only from his own deep experience. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mike Stewart
gives me another good view of what it takes to be on top of you plansPublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a great representation of the things to keep in mind when starting and relentlessly running/growing a start-up. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by RelentlessSEOGuy1978