Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
By Derek Sivers
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This book has 6 recommendations
Tim Ferriss (Author & Entrepreneur)A true manifesto, a guidebook with clear signposts, and a fun ride you'll return to again and again.
Ola Olusoga (Co-founder/Populum)Like Charlie Munger once said: “I’ve long believed that a certain system - which almost any intelligent person can learn - works way better than the systems most people use [to understand the world]. What you need is a latticework of mental models in your head. And, with that system, things gradually fit together in a way that enhances cognition. Just as multiple factors shape every system, multiple mental models from a variety of disciplines are necessary to understand that system". You can read this book to start building a "latticework of mental models in your head".
Marvin Liao (Partner/500 Startups)My list would be (besides the ones I mentioned in answer to the previous question) both business & Fiction/Sci-Fi and ones I personally found helpful to myself. The business books explain just exactly how business, work & investing are in reality & how to think properly & differentiate yourself. On the non-business side, a mix of History & classic fiction to understand people, philosophy to make sense of life and Science fiction to picture what the future could be like (not always utopian).
Erik Cheong (Co-Founder/Park N Parcel)Easy to read and compact book. Talks about about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters. Most importantly, do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and take risks! Everyone has great ideas but success only comes through action.
Sol Orwell (Co-Founder/Examine.com)Something more explicitly business would be Derek Sivers' Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur - concise with wisdom and experience.
Kevan Lee (Marketing Director/Buffer)Business is not about money. It’s about making dreams come true for others and for yourself.
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You can follow the beaten path and call yourself an entrepreneur or you can blaze your own trail and really be one.
When Derek Sivers started CD Baby, he wasn’t planning on building a major business. He was a successful independent musician who just wanted to sell his CDs online. When no one would help him do it, he set out on his own and built an online store from scratch. He started in 1998 by helping his friends sell their CDs.
In 2000, he hired his first employee. Eight years later, he sold CD Baby for $22 million. Sivers didn’t need a business plan, and neither do you. You don’t need to think big; in fact, it’s better if you don’t. Start with what you have, care about your customers more than yourself, and run your business like you don’t need the money.
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