The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future By Chris Guillebeau The Startup Reinvent the Way You Make a Living Do What You Love and Create a New Future In The Startup Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure meaning and purpose and earn a good living Still in his early thirties Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of e

  • Title: The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
  • Author: Chris Guillebeau
  • ISBN: 9780307951526
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future By Chris Guillebeau In The 100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose and earn a good living Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth he s already visited than 175 nations and yet he s never held a real job or earned a regular paycheck Rather, he has a special geniusIn The 100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose and earn a good living Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth he s already visited than 175 nations and yet he s never held a real job or earned a regular paycheck Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back There are many others like Chris those who ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn t depend on shelving what you currently do You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you re sure it s successful In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning 50,000 or from a modest investment in many cases, 100 or less , and from that group he s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment Here, finally, distilled into one easy to use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self fulfillment It s all about finding the intersection between your expertise even if you don t consider it such and what other people will pay for You don t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick Among Chris s key principles if you re good at one thing, you re probably good at something else never teach a man to fish sell him the fish instead and in the battle between planning and action, action wins In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold Today, we know that it s up to us to change our lives And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs This remarkable book will start you on your way.
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    1. Matthew Trinetti on said:

      Thirteen Take Aways from 100 Startup1 When brainstorming business ideas, use the principle of Convergence Convergence represents the intersection between something you especially like to do or are good at doing preferably both and what other people are also interested in 2 Building a business structured around your desired lifestyle is possible.Although it may seem like a pipe dream to most people working in corporate jobs, Chris shows this is possible He identifies 1,500 individuals like himsel [...]

    2. Tami on said:

      I really wanted to love this book For being an inspirational title, I think it did already It s gotten me to scheme about my grand plan to set myself free someday from working for others and start devising a business plan However, I don t actually think reading it got me any closer to doing it.The examples shared were lovely, but they re just quick snippets of what the person s business is Telling me that John Doe quit his corporate job and now helps business people schedule vacations and plan t [...]

    3. Mel Bradley on said:

      I am a big fan and follower of Chris Guillebeau, so my expectations for this book were a bit high It was a very quick read, but don t expect any big revelations or insider secrets here This is a great glimpse into what is possible with a small investment, for people who have absolutely no experience in being an entrepreneur or online business owner For everyone else, you ll find yourself rolling your eyes in quite a few places knowing that MOST of the story has been left out One of the most hone [...]

    4. Dave Bolton on said:

      In the genre of books that are actually long blog posts , this book really is the latest in lean startup type works, stripped back as far as it could go Will anyone else in the lifestyle design lean startup area be able to rip meat from the bones of these ideas, leaving just a ten bullet point list Also, the case studies were not very useful very lightweight anecdotes.It s not completely without value, but I don t personally know anyone I could recommend it for.

    5. Lee on said:

      I think it a good read The 100 Startup shows up what s possible but Guillebeau doens t really go further than that The book can motivate you, but if you really want to know how to approach launching a startup, Lean Startup by Eric Ries for the theory and Running Lean by Ash Maurya for applying the principle are obligatory.It didn t leave a lasting impression, but it s a good read nonetheless so i go with four stars.

    6. Dorothy R on said:

      From my Review The 100 Startup is a book that primarily focuses on moving past the barriers that we and others place in front of our desires These barriers not enough money, knowledge, experience, demand, etc make it easy for us to not go into business Not going into business allows us not to fail However, this self protective instinct automatically allows us not to succeed either The book encourages a quick, no holds barred start up, because the leap is what is often the most difficult Followin [...]

    7. Jim Razinha on said:

      First my wife bought this, read it and liked it She wanted me to read it So I did I found 15% substance, 83% anecdote examples, case studies, choose your definition , and 2% vapor Needs how to be really useful, and Guillebeau shortchanged the how he did write, though there were a couple of good resources found on his websiteAnother thing irritated me quotes obviously taken from some unsourced site like brainyquotes Any discerning reader would immediately see that Karl Marx or Anais Nin could no [...]

    8. Shog Al Maskery on said:

      It s the kind of business book you want to read and learn from as much as you can, but at the same time take your time to apply all you have learnt I definitely recommend it to everyone who wants to start up their business

    9. Phil on said:

      This was recommended to me by Michael Hanna, a former media colleague who now owns and runs The Mattress Lot in Portland His story opens the book.The 100 Startup is a very interesting and eye opening read many of the people featured just got going with something rather than giving it a great deal of advanced study The book would have benefited by going deeper into each story I wanted about exactly HOW some of them got started, what obstacles they met along the way, and how they overcome those o [...]

    10. Beth Lequeuvre on said:

      The basics of starting a business are very simple you don t need an MBA keep the 60,000 tuition , venture capital or even a detailed plan You just need a product or service, a group of people willing to pay for it, and a way to get paid This can be broken down as follows 1 Product or service what you sell2 People willing to pay for it your customers3 A way to get paid how you ll exchange a product or service for money Seriously First off it s bad enough that you thought any one who was thinking [...]

    11. Farnoosh Brock on said:

      There s always a perfect time in your life that you wish you had read the books that cross your path This is how I fel about The 100 Startup I wish I had read it or rather, I wish Chris had written it about 5 years ago when I was still stumbling around, lost and confused and disillusioned with Corporate America, and beyond discouraged about doing anything I could love The Corporate America culture is brilliant at shunning any ideas of creativity and innovation and certainly not encouraging in a [...]

    12. SooYoung on said:

      disclosure i won a copy of the book from Chris Guillebeau s website blog Art of Non Conformity of which I am a regular follower.i was in the midst of my final days at work when i received the 100 Startup in the mail i had quit my job because i was ready to take the bull by the horns, so to speak and go freelance this wasn t just about a job change, but a life change i decided it was time for me to live my life the way i want, i wanted to create a new future as part of the book s subtitle reminde [...]

    13. Cindy on said:

      When I first picked this book up, I thought it would be about how to start a small business on little or no money That was not the case, and in fact, I wasn t sure I would even finish the entire book But it turned out to be much .The 100 Start Up is really an inspiring guide to stepping out on your own, doing what you love, without fear, your own, or of what others might say You know who I m talking about, the nay sayers.Throughout the book, the author interviews various entrepreneurs in differe [...]

    14. Mel on said:

      I would love to write a bunch of beautifully scripted words about this book, but it just would neither truly reflect this book nor do it justice So, I will just make this as concise and straightforward as the book is.I ve spent a ton of time laboring through free video seminars of big names of people who live amazing lives, work from anywhere they wish to travel with that now so predictable hook to compel you to buy into their brand of school or association or academy etc that cost thousands of [...]

    15. Dorai Thodla on said:

      I picked it up almost a year ago, read about half of it and forgot all about it Recently, I had to make a couple of train trips and had plenty of time to read So went back and finished it It is not certainly one of those books that you can do in one sitting see some of the other comments I like the book since I mingle and work with lots of entrepreneurs I think it is a must read for every entrepreneur More than the stories, the patterns of entrepreneurship are interesting 1 How people become ent [...]

    16. Dagmar Valerie on said:

      Inspirerend en motiverend om als starter deze inzichten te lezen.

    17. Alain Burrese on said:

      The 100 Startup Reinvent The Way You Make A Living, Do What You Love, And Create A New Future by Chris Guillebeau is an interesting and informative book for those who are or want to be entrepreneurs It is not about a specific business that you can start for 100, but rather a book about a new model of doing business that the author calls a microbusiness revolution, or a way of earning a good living while crafting a life of independence and purpose.The two themes in the book are freedom and value [...]

    18. Vaiibhav Nigam on said:

      I would give 3 5 to this book Would recommend to anyone who wants to get started with startups Caution though there is no hardcore detailed account of step by step guide for starting your own business that will make you the next big thingOpinion A very fresh and welcome read in the startup segment by Chris What I loved about and what this book is definitely not compared to few other startup books that i have read is that this is not a professional scientific, clerical book on staartups which giv [...]

    19. Rosie Nguyễn on said:

      Phew, finished this book finally after so much time Just because I didn t concentrate to read it.I followed Chris Guillebeau s blog a long time ago Although I found some of his posts interesting, I was not totally impressed so I didn t care 100 Startup when it was published.The book came to me together with a set of another 3 books from an older friend, who recommended me to read startup books And it was amazing I found a lot of great tips to make my upcoming second book a best seller, hehe And [...]

    20. Michelle on said:

      I wrote a huge review but then ate it Wanna start a business Get this book Don t want to start a business Get this book The only reason I didn t give the book 5 stars was because by the end I was feeling guilty for not having started a business by now Read this immediately.

    21. Vaishali on said:

      A great review for those starting a business or in the midst of next level expansion.Pointers Focusing on these 2 questions will eliminate the need for outside consultants Is the business making money now If not, what can we do to fix this now There are only 3 things you need to start a business, and there s no need to complicate this list Product or service People willing to pay for your product or service A way for them to pay you Find something people want, and give it to them Give people wha [...]

    22. Jodi Leunissen on said:

      Wat een inspirerend boek Eindelijk een boek dat best diep ingaat op hoe succesvolle ZZP ers het voor elkaar hebben gekregen in plaats van alleen te vertellen hoe jij dit z u kunnen doen Veel praktische tips, maar ook goed doordachte strategie n op basis van grootschalig onderzoek Ik voel meer zekerheid en motivatie om voor mezelf te beginnen nu ik dit boek gelezen heb Heel vet

    23. Gillian Kevern on said:

      Business advice for the non business minded Straightforward, smart, not at all intimidating.

    24. Nanette on said:

      I came across this book as I went thru the blogs I usually follow best place to see recommended books if you ask me I was a bit wary at first as I thought this is just a story of how he started his business and how it became big similar to the famous start ups we have today like Facebook, Instagram and the darlings of the start up community today such as Airbnb and Uber the no infra start up But this book came packed with several real life examples of course with hidden identities of simple, pra [...]

    25. Werner on said:

      If you want to break away from the hassle of the cubicle nation, starting your day to the shrill sound of an alarm clock, commuting in traffic, having others control your time and dictating what your income will be, then The 100 Startup Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau, is for you.More than 1,500 entrepreneurial start ups were considered for inclusion in the book They had to meet the following criteria 1 They had to make at least 5 [...]

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