Friday, October 10, 2014

Read: Chris Guillebeau's the $100 Startup

Title: The $100 Startup: Reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future.
Author: Chris Guillebeau
Publisher: Crown Business

This is an inspiring book that distills into one book how to make a living, do what one loves, and create value for the new future. Chris, the author, illustrated a blueprint on practical steps to take to build a $100 startup that generates value.

One of the concepts discussed was that to start a business, three things are needed: a product or service, a group of people willing to pay for it, and a way to get paid. Everything else is optional!

In this book, Chris defines 'value'as 'helping people'. For businesses to become successful, entrepreneurs found the key to doing so to be providing value.

Chris even created a step-by-step guide to creating an offer that no one can refuse. The templates that he offers in this book provide useful guides related to marketing for one's products and services.

What I like about this book is how it ends with its last chapter titled "But what if I fail?". Perhaps the learning point is that we can learn through failure. More so, failure is often overrated.

This is a book that I will add to my library as a reference if I decided to act and build my own startup.

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