• Build the Fort

  • Why 5 Simple Lessons You Learned as a 10-Year-Old Can Set You up for Startup Success
  • By: Chris Heivly
  • Narrated by: Morley Shulman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Build the Fort

By: Chris Heivly
Narrated by: Morley Shulman
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In Build the Fort, Heivly breaks down his personal fort-building experiences and uses them as an analogy to his journey as co-founder of MapQuest as well as The Startup Factory (a seed-stage investor & mentorship program). Build the Fort outlines five basic elements that are common to both fort-building and startups:

  • Socializing your idea without fear or inhibition,
  • Identifying and marshaling the people you trust,
  • Gathering the minimal resources closest to you,
  • Acting on the smallest and simplest of the idea, and
  • Build the fort.

Whether you are 16 or 60, Build the Fort will provide the listener a better understanding of the earliest micro-steps of starting your own business by overlaying Chris' 30 years of experiences in startups, investments, big-company intrapreneurship, and community development.

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Your great idea becomes a great fort

If you know you have a great idea but don't know what to do with it, 'Build the Fort' is a MUST READ! Chris is a leader of leaders with great wisdom and communication skills. He will empower you with a plan and the confidence to move your great idea from your mind to something really tangible. I can say this with personal confidence because of the impact 'Build The Fort' has had on our journey. Active Defender has applied the steps in this book, and it has been invaluable in guiding us on our entrepreneurial journey. Thank you, Chris! And to everyone else, get the book and start building!