It’s never been easier to successfully create, market, and sell a profitable product or service: Interested in writing a novel? You can create an entire eBook from the comfort of your living room, upload it to Amazon, and then start selling it to your readers in a matter of minutes. Looking to teach a course? Websites like Skillshare and Udemy provide all the tools you need to design and create entire online courses. How about offering one-on-one consulting services? Tools like Google Hangouts and Skype allow for real-time audio and video chat, effortless sharing of documents, and so on. Plus, the widespread availability of other affordable and effective business tools makes the entire process of launching a business today far easier than in the past. Despite these facts, many people continue to suffer from the inability and/or unwillingness to go beyond mere ideas by actually executing a business plan or strategy. As entrepreneur and investor Chris Sacca once famously said: … [Read more...] about 6 Books Guaranteed to Help You Execute Your Business Idea
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Are you one of those people who does not like to read books because it’s very lengthy? Or do you have a lot of books to read but got no time? Remember few days back ShoutMeLoud posted about this video channel call Fight Mediocrity. No? Check that out here. Wondering what this has to do with Book reading & What the hell is Blinkist? Boy, then you are going to love this post. We have reached a point in life where attention spans are the least. Web sites just have seconds to convince a user if their product is good or not. This fast-paced world requires a new form of learning that is fast paced as well. Blinkist is here to help you learn faster through books, but with a twist. Blinkist is an application for iOS and Android that takes away only the important bits from a book, summarizes it, arranges it and gives it to the user. Understandably, it is for non-fiction books. So if you are looking for the cream of the content, then this is the application for you. Who is … [Read more...] about Blinkist: Ever Read 4 Books in One Day? Now you Can!
Though nothing can beat the personal experiences to for a new sense of self discovery everyday for an entrepreneur but it is equally worth it to resort to the motivational videos, inspiring success stories and other management books for some inspiration. To assist the zeal of an entrepreneur a good book always proves to be the best possible mentor. With the kind of schedule an entrepreneur has it is always a bit difficult to get yourself a hold of a book and give it an in depth read, difficult although it may seem but it isn’t impossible. In your incredible collection of good reads, make sure you don’t miss out on the following English classic books that were written for every other reason but entrepreneurship, yet can bring an incredible new insight to your entrepreneurial self! 4 Books which I can recommend to every Entrepreneur: 1. The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” This one … [Read more...] about The Must Read English Classic Books For Entrepreneurs
Being self-employed and entrepreneurial has its own implications and tends to take a toll on the morale levels of these people when things don’t go as planned, which is most often the case. During times like these, a small vacation, a walk in the park and some time spent at the beach or with family and friends tend to work out for the best in your favor. This is also one of the reasons why it is recommended to have a mentor in your career. But I believe that reading your idols’ work is also one way to stay motivated and bring you back on track, out from the dark that you go in. Entrepreneurs and the self-employed have to usually deal with a variety of people from different walks of life while on their venture and reading more could get you a fresher perspective and see life from an altogether point of view. Non-fiction books are made for the same purpose, to learn from the people whom you admire the most. The best of these books are the ones that usually exhibit grace … [Read more...] about 10 Must Read Non-Fiction Books For The Entrepreneurs
Books are an amazing source of inspiration. Offering some insights into practical real-world survival tips, non-fiction books have always been at the helm as the source of inspiration for entrepreneurs. Even the busiest of the successful entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates make sure that they cater some time daily for reading books. These non-fiction books make it easy to draw inspiration from some of the most experienced and insightful in the industry. While entrepreneurship is not just about doing one specific task perfectly, it is a combination of a multitude of skills, knowledge and domain understanding. Since the required domain knowledge is hard to gain without gaining some entrepreneurial experience in your niche, that void is filled by non-fiction books. Non-fiction books are often read by some of the top entrepreneurs like Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, and many more! While there are hundreds of non-fiction books, which of these would help you get the most out … [Read more...] about 21 Books to Read Before Starting Your Online Business