I really like this book. The real life examples put theory to the test. Other than the sometimes annoying "shout out" to the Harvard Business School, this book was very interesting. It allows you to learn from the real life decisions that were needed to start, survive and cash out three real life businesses. Its good for anyone doubting their potential entrepreneurial abilities.
I liked this book. I liked how it followed the story of different people from the beginning.
I also found it interesting to have the people interviewed at the end.
I'm trying to decide if the first eight chapters are necessary to get to know the characters. But from chapter 9 on the book is amazing, and a must read for entrepreneurs who need to understand the perseverance necessary for building a phenomenal business.
Thank you for this book!
smooth, and well done
The fall of the internet boom
yes, and I almost did.
Great case studies
I'm hours in and he has yet to get to the point. So far it's simply a bunch of stories of entrepreneurs that have yet to have any significance. Save your money. This book is a complete waste.
Entrepreneur and Consultant - Business, Innovation Management, Technology Transfer, Information Technology. EE-Ms.C., MBA.
This book is very interestingly telling the stories of three different entrepreneurs. From this aspect, it is a good and interesting multi-biography. I like interesting biographies and believe they are contributing.
However, this is far from the book's claim for fame, which is to teach you how to be an intelligent entrepreneur. It does not do that, and if you expect that you will get very little of what you expect. In fact several other books I listened to in the last year or so are EACH doing a better job in this sense, and maybe I should mention: The Lean Startup, Venture Deals, Do More Faster, and Startup CEO.