- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 53 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: January 30, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0073K9IXU
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Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup Audible – Unabridged
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I gave the book a 2 star review because I can't believe the amount on hype around it nor the large amount of 5 stars (which were basically the main reason I've bought the book).
Regarding the actual content, the 'novel' thing would be that it's almost a collection of blog posts. So if you don't want to read too much, you have some nice bite-size wisdom. The information isn't mind-blowing though and if you've read one of the many sites/blogs on the internet about entrepreneurship, you'll find there is little 'fresh' information in there.
But the most annoying thing about the book is that it's almost a marketing brochure about TechStars. They don't miss *a single chance* to tell you again that it's TechStars we are talking about and that person A worked with them, for them, was funded by them, etc. So, usually at the beginning and the end you have some TechStars 'commercials' paragraphs and if possible in the middle too. Now, if you read what I've said above that the articles are quite short, it means that if you try to read more of the book, you'll be bombarded by TechStars advertisement every few minutes (I haven't actually counted how much it takes to read one article, but it isn't that much).
So, I would have preferred much more if the book would have focused on the content, which is decent, instead of trying so hard to sell TechStars.
I wish one could ask a refund on ebooks (it seems to be possible now that I've googled it, but on the Kindle interface I couldn't do it) because this continuous TechStars ad was so distracting while reading that I could have stopped after the first articles. Anyhow, now it's too late as it's been over a month since I got the book...
I have MBA's in Economics and International Finance.
This book, I could highlight a sentence a chapter to get the gist of what it's saying.
It's an elaborate advertisement.
A pat on the back book.
A yearbook of entertainment to whoever wrote it and whoever participated in the program.
I bought this book because my uncle said it was great.
I have a library of over 800 books; None of them have to be great if I get one good idea.
This book, I didn't even get that.
I have never written a book review.
This is my first.
First time I felt like I really should.
This book is like business 101.
It doesn't really tell you how to do anything.
This hasn't any more content then an inviting cover.
For a very similar set of lessons to the one's contained in this book, you are much better off picking up a book like Guy Kawasaki's, Art of the Start: The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything.
The art of building a startup is analyzed through seven themes, and these are divided into key related topics.
1- Idea and vision: You start with an idea that, after prototypes and multiple iterations, might end up being quite different from what you anticipated in the first place. For your own good, be able to adapt (because no matter how much you fancy yourself as a game-changer and disruption-bearer, you have to solve a real problem for real people. So beware of the "next big thing" and keep away from what David Cohen calls the "everythingitis:" offer something that people want, and if you see that things won't pan out no matter what, close the show earlier rather than later, elegantly.
2- People: However romantic the idea of venturing out as a solo pioneer, put your ego aside, and look for co-founders - while pre-empting the disastrous impact of possible future disagreements with a prenup.Read more ›
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