Fairly new to the entrepreneurship book world, but glad I was referred to this book by a friend. Great tips, great insight, and a great read for those trying to get into this business sector, or new to it!
I bought this book expecting it to be the same old, same old entrepreneur book. Not the case at all. Learning from successful entrepreneurs from a wide range of fields opened my eyes to mistakes I have made and didn’t know it, and mistakes I was bound to make had I not read the book. Such a great read I could not put it down. I wish I had been able to read it sooner in life. INSIGHTS is a must read for not only entrepreneurs, but all people in the business world.
As a founder of an early-stage company myself, I found this book extremely helpful. Taking a look at the thoughts and experiences of multiple entrepreneurs far and above trumps and individual opinion on the keys to success. Finding the right "formula" is tough and INSIGHTS does a great job of aggregating an abundance of valuable real-life experience. Would recommended it to anyone who has started or is starting their own company.
This book does a beautiful job of weaving together voices (and hard won advice) from many different kinds of people in many different kinds of businesses into a compelling, easily digestible and highly relatable format. From a few sentences to several pages, each entrepreneur shares key lessons from his or her unique journey which, when taken together, reveal the many commonalities that define the entrepreneurial experience. This is a fun read for anyone who has already been down the road, and an essential primer for anyone who is thinking about the journey. I am honored to have been selected to contribute to this volume and hail Chris LoPresti's venture a true success. Congrats!
Outstanding... This is a fun and insightful look at entrepreneurship from 101 different angles. It's an anthology for seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. Many of the contributors have written their own books on the subject yet offer new insights here, especially when strung together seamlessly by Mr. LoPresti. I wish I had read this before I launched my own startup, which is no longer in business... I'm looking forward to the hardcopy version since this would make a great gift.
I was recommended this book by a friend and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a quick read while still being able to take away learn valuable lessons about the business world. The contributor's passages contained advice that I found to be very valuable and I will being passing the book along to many of my friends in the business world!
This book is chock-full of wisdom gleaned from hundreds of successful ventures, and 101 of Yale's most brilliant men & women. Unlike most business books that drive a single idea into the ground over 250 pages, LoPresti & Co. provide a wide-angle view on the entrepreneurial field in 101 vignettes -- taking us from initial idea to scaling up, and from the first product launch to hindsight reflections.
Insights is easy to read straight through, as is it broken down by both section and article. BUT it is also a perfect reference tool for any stage in a venture -- one that I will keep on my desk and return to regularly for advice & inspiration. This is a must buy for entrepreneurs everywhere, but also for anyone who just wants to "start something". Can't recommend highly enough.
What a wonderfully simple idea, executed so well. While I'm an entrepreneur in the less-traditional sense (i.e. I'm not a part of the "startup world" that you might think this book caters to), I loved it and gained so much. You can read straight through or jump around from entry to entry -- especially if you've got a few favorite names on the list :) However you read it, Insights shares powerful lessons about life and business with a personal flair and fun illustrations so they just might stick with you. Highly recommended.