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entrepreneurship books?

I saw a fat lady on the shuttle reading "Art of the Start." If I recall correctly, it was a trendy 2000s book on start-ups, written by a VC. Does anyone know any other good books on entrepreneurship? Not necessarily software or technology specific...
Permalink FaLing@Orbiz.ch 
August 2nd, 2005
"Getting everything you can out of everything you got."
Permalink Brandon Doyle 
August 2nd, 2005
Actually I think "Art" only came out in the last 6-12 months... and I think he would consider himself a "recovering VC".

Anyway, I like Marcus Buckingham's books... he writes more on managing than pure entrepreneurialship, but it's a skill you'll need.

You can go back to the source too... Peter Drucker's "
Innovation and Entrepreneurship" is excellent.
Permalink KC 
August 2nd, 2005
Reading about entrepreneurship kinda seems like reading about running to me. It ain't something you read about, it's something you do.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
August 2nd, 2005
I'm a firm believer in not repeating other peoples' mistakes.

Personally, I want to create an entirely NEW class of mistakes. ;)
Permalink KC 
August 2nd, 2005
Fair point. Books are good for knowing what NOT to do as an entrepreneur.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
August 2nd, 2005
Totally true and well put Colm. Reading about running is no substitute. That said, I have got some good pointers from Runners World.
Permalink FaLing@Orbiz.ch 
August 3rd, 2005

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