128 The $100 Startup

100startupby Chris Guillebeau, 2012

It’s been something of a goal of mine to start my own business. While I’m typically wary of books that promise to show you how easy and affordable it is and all you need is a can-do spirit and a little web know-how, The $100 Startup was featured in an ebook sale for $1.99 and I figured, why not? I know Chris Guillebeau has been touted as one of those serial entrepreneurs who flies all around the world, having created businesses that support his lifestyle, and I read a few of the websites that have spoken highly of him in the past. I wish I could say this book surpassed my expectations of being a glossed over DIY manual for  would-be self-employed business owners, but it didn’t. It was really what I was expecting it to be, which is to say, containing not much that I didn’t already know.

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1 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The_7_Habits_of_Highly_Effective_PeopleFor the past couple of years I’ve been engaged in starting my own business and have been reading up on productivity and effectiveness online. Although I’m not big on the self-help genre, seeing this book mentioned numerous times piqued my interest. If so many people refer to it, there must be a reason, right? Indeed, there is.

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