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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The $100 Start-Up (I think I may read this book)

The official book trailer for "The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future" by Chris Guillebeau. Learn more at
All over the world, and in many different ways, thousands of people are rewriting the rules of work, becoming their own boss, and creating a new future. It's a microbusiness revolution―a way of earning a good living while crafting a life of independence and purpose.

1 comment:

Ceska said...

The book is good, real good. So I had a hard time putting it down. But being so good, I had a harder time waiting to apply what I read.

The very beginning of The $100 Startup boils down entrepreneurship to 3 basic needs: something to sell, someone to sell it to, and a way to get paid. Simple, but critical. It's not theory, but fact and it got my mind in overdrive.

Also from early on, the book cites examples and case studies. The $100 Startup draws from over 1500 interviews, so case studies abound. All these examples hold up to a set of criteria that scream "Achievable success, by anyone, even me."

And that's just the beginning. I'd love to tell you how the book ends, but I haven't finished it yet myself. I'm too busy using it. The $100 Startup inspired me to take action and fast. And I can say, so far, it's worth every penny...and now more.