To achieve unimaginable business success and financial wealth—to reach the upper echelons of entrepreneurs, where you’ll find Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sara Blakely of Spanx, Mark Pincus of Zynga, Kevin Plank of Under Armour, and many others—you have to change the way you think. In other words, you must develop the Entrepreneur Mind, a way of thinking that comes from learning the vital lessons of the best entrepreneurs.In a praiseworthy effort to distill some of the most important lessons of entrepreneurship, Kevin D. Johnson, president of multimillion-dollar company Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur for several years, shares the essential beliefs, characteristics, and habits of elite entrepreneurs. Through the conviction of his own personal experiences, which include a life-changing visit to Harvard Business School, and the compelling stories of modern-day business tycoons, Johnson transforms an oftentimes complex topic into a lucid and accessible one.In this riveting book written for new and veteran entrepreneurs, Johnson identifies one hundred key lessons that every entrepreneur must learn in seven areas: Strategy, Education, People, Finance, Marketing and Sales, Leadership, and Motivation. Lessons include how to think big, who makes the best business partners, what captivates investors, when to abandon a business idea, where to avoid opening a business bank account, and why too much formal education can hinder your entrepreneurial growth.Smart and insightful, The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs is the ultimate primer on how to think like an entrepreneur.
Published by: Johnson Media Inc. | Publication date: 04/22/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 268 pages
In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living. Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. There are many others like Chris – those who’ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful. Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn’t depend on shelving what you currently do. You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you're sure it's successful. In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment. Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It’s all about finding the intersection between your “expertise” – even if you don’t consider it such -- and what other people will pay for. You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid. Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. Among Chris’s key principles: if you’re good at one thing, you’re probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish – sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins. In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.
Published by: Crown Business | Publication date: 05/08/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 304 pages
24 Steps to Success!Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product. It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated, comprehensive, and proven 24-step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply. You will learn:
- Why the “F” word – focus – is crucial to a startup’s success
- Common obstacles that entrepreneurs face – and how to overcome them
- How to use innovation to stand out in the crowd – it’s not just about technology
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 07/31/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Peter Drucker's classic book on innovation and entrepreneurshipThis is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline that explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Superbly practical, Innovation and Entrepreneurship explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures need to know and do to succeed in today's economy.
Published by: HarperCollins e-books | Publication date: 03/17/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Entrepreneurs who need to find the solutions to key challenges will turn to Bygrave. Entrepreneurship, 3rd Edition explores the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship so that they'll have the necessary tools to start their own businesses. It offers coverage on social enterprises and ethics due to the rise in green trends and corporate scandals. A chapter on entrepreneurial selling that examines how to sell to multiple stakeholders is included in this text, as well as case studies that provide relevant views. Up-to-date examples and references provide entrepreneurs with the most useful information.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 02/07/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 608 pages
When it was first published in 1989, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was an almost instant bestseller--and quickly became a permanent part of the cultural lexicon. With over 25 million copies sold worldwide in over 40 languages since its first publication, this book continues to help millions of readers become more effective in both their personal and professional lives.This is one of the rare books that has influenced presidents, CEOs, educators, and individuals all over the world not only to improve their businesses and careers but to live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life. It has had an undeniable impact for the past 25 years--and will no doubt continue to be influential for many more.ABOUT THE AUTHORDr. Stephen R. Covey (1932-2012) was a world-renowned authority on leadership and family relations. He held a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah, an MBA from Harvard, and a PhD from Brigham Young University. Dr. Covey served as Vice Chairman of FranklinCovey Co., and was an in-demand speaker, teacher, and organizational consultant. Throughout his career, Dr. Covey brought new insight and understanding to millions of readers and students.
Published by: RosettaBooks | Publication date: 11/15/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 432 pages
For courses in entrepreneurship. A Comprehensive Guide to Business Ventures Successfully Launching New Ventures explores the allure of entrepreneurship, teaching students how to successfully start their own businesses. With real business profiles of inspiring young entrepreneurs, the text engages students through relevant examples they can easily relate to. The Fifth Edition examines entrepreneurship through an easy, four-step process that clearly outlines both the excitement and the difficulty of launching one’s own business. Careful to identify failures as well as successes, Successfully Launching New Ventures is a straightforward guide to starting one’s own business. Also Available with MyEntrepreneurshipLabTM This title is available with MyEntrepreneurshipLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyEntrepreneurshipLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyEntrepreneurshipLab search for: 0134422503 / 9780134422503 Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures Plus MyEntrepreneurshipLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e Package consists of:
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Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 01/21/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 592 pages
Tapping into more than 33 years of small business expertise, the staff at Entrepreneur Media takes today’s entrepreneurs beyond opening their doors and through the first three years of ownership. This revised edition features amended chapters on choosing a business, adding partners, getting funded, and managing the business structure and employees, and also includes help understanding the latest tax and healthcare reform information and legalities.
Published by: Entrepreneur Press | Publication date: 01/19/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 766 pages
Do you wish you could know what to expect as your start-up grows and changes? Discover a clear roadmap that shows you exactly how to advance your business. Does your life as an entrepreneur feel too random and unpredictable? Are you struggling to keep up with the constant changes, challenges, and decisions? Howard Love has over 35 years of start-up experience, and he shows you the pattern almost all start-up companies share and it's not the one you expect. As the co-founder of over 15 start-ups and an investor for 50 early stage ventures, Love has learned that start-ups actually unfold in a predictable pattern. In his book, The Start-Up J Curve, Love outlines the six stages of start-up growth, explaining how to avoid pitfalls and the specific steps you can take to ensure success. By anticipating the challenges, founders and investors alike can overcome obstacles and ride the curve to the top. In The Start-Up J Curve, you'll discover:
- Where you are in the process from start to IPO and what to do next
- How to focus on what's important to save yourself time and money
- How to adapt your original idea into a successful product
- The personal challenges that founders face, and how to handle them.
- How to increase your odds of success, and much, much more!
Published by: Greenleaf Book Group Press | Publication date: 08/30/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 289 pages
'How to Win Friends and Influence People' is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. Just after publishing, it quickly exploded into an overnight success, eventually selling more than 15 million copies worldwide, and pioneering an entire genre of self-help and personal success books.With an enduring grasp of human nature, it teaches his readers how to handle people without letting them feel manipulated, how to make people feel important without inspiring resentment, how win people over to your point of view without causing offence, and how to make a friend out of just about anyone. Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. This classic book will turn your relationships around and improve your interactions with everyone in your life.Dale Carnegie (1888–1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. He was born in an impoverished family in Maryville, Missouri. Carnegie harboured a strong love and passion for public speaking from a very early age and was very proactive in debate in high school. During the early 1930’s, he was renowned and very famous for his books and a radio program. 'When How to Win Friends and Influence People' was published in 1930, it became an instant success and subsequently became one of the biggest bestsellers of all time. Carnegie loved teaching others to climb the pillars of success. His valuable and tested advice was used in many domains and has been the inspiration of many famous people’s success. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's reaction to them.
Published by: GENERAL PRESS | Publication date: 12/14/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 202 pages