I am not sure how to pronounce Chris Guillebeau’s name. So when I make a reference to his work, I always say Chris 😛
But that is not going to stop me from recommending his recent book – $100 start-up.
There are 3 reasons why I love his book:
- It talks about creating a small, meaningful startup in a step-by-step fashion
- It features my story too!
- I like to have 3 reasons 😉
On a more serious note,
What is $100 Startup book?
In $100 startup, Chris shares the stories of more than 50 successful entrepreneurs who started with very low capital (often less than $100) and have been able to create a meaningful company. But he laces all these stories with lots of practical tips, ideas & puts them in a framework so that you can learn how to start your own business with low capital & grow it.
The book exposes to ideas that both Chris & several others featured in it practice to win markets & customers. Just after reading the first few pages, I got some excellent ideas for new products & ways to present them to my customers. It also inspired me to focus on right things.
Who should get this?
If you run a start-up or have plans to create your own destiny, this book is for you.
Also, if you are running on the corporate tread-mill & wondering if there is any way out, this book can inspire you.
A few disclaimers.
- Chris interviewed me for his book & featured my story too (on page 32).
- Chris sent me a copy of the book so that I can share my comments with him.
- Amazon pays me a few cents if you purchase the book from the link above.
I would have bought, read & recommended this book, even if none of the above 3 happened. Because I like Chris’ work, have been reading his blog for last 4 years & have his other book too – the art of non-conformity. So go ahead and enjoy the $100 start-up, because I want you to be inspired & educated.