I’ll admit I was a bit surprised at how good Chris Guillebeau’s book, The $100 Startup, is. Chris sent me an advance proof copy and I put it aside for a bit later. I thought the book would be a simple list of business ideas most people could start for $100 or less. Boy, was I surprised.
I’ve started and continue to run a number of businesses, but still, I was instantly pulled into the stories found within The $100 Startup. And that’s what I personally enjoyed most about Chris’s book: the stories.
Stories help me learn. I don’t want the step-by-step guide of what someone else did. I want to hear about what they did, what worked, and what didn’t.
While reading the $100 Startup I was able to generate a small list of my own ideas, not knock-offs of other businesses, but my own ideas. The book even gave me inspiration to filter those ideas down to one I’m in the middle of launching.
If you’re looking for ideas or just enjoy brainstorming and getting the creativity flowing, you need to read the $100 Startup.
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