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Tested principles for transforming an idea into a fully operational company...

Startup Weekend - the organization behind 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and create startups - has spawned both a global initiative in entrepreneurship as well as numerous successful startups. Startup Weekend the book, contains best practices, lessons learned, and empowering examples derived from the organization's experiences for individuals and small organizations to follow as they launch businesses. Each of the key beliefs outlined has been tested by Startup Weekend and has yielded powerful results.

The principles described in each chapter will give any business idea a greater chance for success.

  • Chapter topics include trust and empowerment, flexible organizational structures, the power of experiential education, action-based networking, and much more
  • Describes consequences for startup development as entrepreneurs and founders begin doing much more, even faster
  • Profiles successful Startup Weekend companies, including two powerful examples: Memolane, an application that captures a user's online life in one timeline making it easy for users to travel back in time and relive memories; and Foodspotting, a mobile and desktop app that allows users to find and share the foods they love

Apply these simple, actionable principles to launch your own startup revolution.

©2012 Startup Weekend (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Good idea, but disappointed

There are no start-up weekends around me, I thought this book would be very helpful to maybe learn some exercises or some things that they learn. This book is just way too advertise for start up weekend. The majority of the book is stories about people at start up weekend. If I wanted a book to empower me that I can start a business this book is not that bad, but the book is advertised that you will learn how to get your business from concept to creation. The book does not do that. It does have one chapter that is focused on teaching you things, but overall I would say this book to help prepare you if you are going to start up weekend.

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  • Greg
  • 10-19-12

Just an exceptionally long advert

Not really worth listening to. Its basically an advert for "start up weekend" from start to finish. There is some gold in there, but you have to dig and dig to find it. Please note, If you read the title and thought it meant how to start a company in a weekend - it isn't at all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • mr p
  • 03-07-13

Not worth the month's credit

Very disappointed with this after listening to "The Launchpad - Inside Y combinator" which was an excellent audiobook packed full of value.



This was nothing but a paid advert for Startup Weekend, which does sound great, but not when I'm the one paying to listen!



Find another book - it's not worth the credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful