The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything Paperback – 1601
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It's also nice that it covers a section on charities although the intended audience are technology companies.
In my opinion, this is the only "operational" book you need for a startup, while the others should be focused on the specific market you're after (i.e. like G. Moore's Crossing the Chasm if you're in technology).
However I would have gladly paid double the amazon price!
If you are starting a new business or are in the throws of setting something up, take the time to read this. It's one of the most practical guides there is and is the ONLY one that I've immediately started re-reading after finishing it.
It will certainly put things into context when times get tough in your new business.
Check our Bill Aulet's book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup which has come out of MIT's Sloan School. It came out in July 2013, and is very good.
This book has pages and pages of blatantly basic advice, like how to send emails!
it could have easily be cut down by half and you wouldn't even notice.
What impressed me most about this book is the solid pitching advice he gave to readers. He indicated most obvious mistakes most of the start up companies do while pitching. Business partnerships was also emphasized and authors indicated that past Innovations usually are products of multiple minds despite what history books says. He gave Thomas Edison (Light Bulb), Steve Jobs (Macintosh) and Richard Branson (Virgin Airlines) as examples. Business partnerships or soulmates as he states it are essential if you want to be a successfull entrepreneur.
There is some solid advice about writing a business plan too. Once again, he pointed out obvious logic mistakes most of the start ups are into. Bootstrapping, in better words saving on everything you can while in the initial phases of a company is the way to go. There is some recruiting of top talent advice too but it is mostly aimed for the top positions; anyone titled like CXO.
If you are ever thought about initiating a business whether technology, off-line or online, I think this book has some valuable advice you can find lots of practical and right away use.
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This book is not what Rich Dad Poor Dad was. I remember that one and the lessons it learned. This one is already forgottenPublished on 19 May 2012 by casp
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Excellent guide and reference for anyone involved in a start up business or just to remind oneself about what really is important in business.Published on 28 Sept. 2010 by Gary
Very valuable, straight book about starting anything, but especially business.
An excellent source of everyday experience in VC, startups, management.
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