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Entrepreneur Journeys – Sramana Mitra

December 1st, 2008 » Comments (0)

Entrepreneur Journeys is a collection of interviews that Sramana Mitra has conducted with the entrepreneurs. The interviews are grouped together under a common theme and given a brief introduction. Some of the interviews provide an insight into business opportunities that could compete (in part) with Google, which is interesting to read as they certainly need […]



Fool’s Gold: The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America – Scott Shane

November 19th, 2008 » Comments (4)

The press release that I was sent with this books states: The stereotype of the “angel investor” is a retired entrepreneur who see potential, asks tough questions, takes a large stake, and in a few years makes a massive return in an IPO. This outsider fills the gap between the venture capitalist and the professional […]



Find Your Lightbulb – Mike Harris

November 12th, 2008 » Comments (1)

Find You Lightbulb: How to make millions from apparently impossible ideas is billed as a book that provides help finding a business idea, getting funding or creating a brand. Reading the first two chapters could easily put you off when you learn that Mike Harris is not an entrepreneur. As the Oxford English Dictionary defines […]



The Knack – Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham

November 11th, 2008 » Comments (1)

The Knack: How Street-smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham is the summation of Brodsky’s experience as and entrepreneur. He shares with us the mistakes he’s made and the lessons he’s learned in his time in business. Over the eighteen chapters a number of common mistakes entrepreneurs make […]



Business Stripped Bare – Richard Branson

November 6th, 2008 » Comments (0)

In Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a global entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson shares stories from his life an an entrepreneur. He talks about the deals he has done over the years and looks at some of the mistakes he’s made. He uses his experience and the Virgin group as case studies and from that derives […]



A Sense Of Urgency – John Kotter

September 26th, 2008 » Comments (2)

Organisational change is one of the biggest challenges facing managers today. In today’s turbulent business environment organisations must change just to maintain their past levels of success. Unfortunately anyone that has ever been charged with implementing change in an organisation, be it a large multinational, a government organisation, a charity or a small family business […]



Online Marketing Heroes – Michael Miller

September 15th, 2008 » Comments (0)

Online Marketing Heroes: Interviews with 25 Successful Online Marketing Gurus is composed of 25 interviews with a selection of top Internet marketers. Some are email marketers, others web marketers and some advertising executives. The interviews explore how these “marketing heroes” achieved their success, drawing out hints, tips and advice on how to be successfully marketing […]



Smarter Consulting – Mike Johnson

September 12th, 2008 » Comments (0)

Smarter Consulting: How To Start Up And Succeed As An Independent Consultant does exactly what it says on the tin, that is it explains how to go about setting yourself up as an independent consultant, the problems you’ll face in doing so and how to overcome them in order to develop a successful career as […]



Starting And Running A Successful Consultancy – Susan Nash

September 10th, 2008 » Comments (1)

Starting and Running a Successful Consultancy: How to Market and Build Your Own Consultancy Business is designed to help those new to consulting to build a successful career as a consultant, and to assist those already working as independent consultants to grow their business. On the back cover of the book it claims that reading […]



Bounce – Barry J. Moltz

September 9th, 2008 » Comments (0)

Bounce!: Failure, Resiliency, and Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success is a book about confidence. It looks at how you as an entrepreneur can develop the confidence that will prepare you for the inevitable success and failure that you’ll encounter on your entrepreneurial journey. In Bounce Barry Moltz talks about what he describes as […]