The Entrepreneur s Playbook

The Entrepreneur s Playbook
Author: Leonard Green
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780814438183
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Release: 2017-03-09
Editor: AMACOM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most entrepreneurs have had to learn things the hard way--concepts such as: big ideas rarely make great businesses; laboring on a business plan can be a waste of time; and you will need dramatically more start-up money than you originally thought you did. But Len Green, an experienced investor, entrepreneur, and business professor, has encapsulated together all the inside secrets, proven strategies, and mistakes experienced so that you can learn it all beforehand, rather than when all your capital is on the line. Based on his popular Ultimate Entrepreneurship course, The Entrepreneur’s Playbook explains how to:• Locate sure-bet opportunities for improving products• Find funding• Take calculated risks and minimize failure• Get serious about positioning, distributing, and licensing• And more!Plus, the invaluable instruction available for readers is now interactive. Dozens of exercises are given throughout the book that can be submitted online for feedback! Why stumble alone on a risky venture on your way to failure when you can tap into the best ideas and minds for increasing your chances for success?

The Social Entrepreneur s Playbook Expanded Edition

The Social Entrepreneur s Playbook  Expanded Edition
Author: Ian C. MacMillan,James D. Thompson
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781613631324
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Release: 2013-11-12
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wharton professor Ian C. MacMillan and Dr. James Thompson, director of the Wharton Social Entrepreneurship Program, provide a tough-love approach that significantly increases the likelihood of a successful social enterprise launch in the face of the high-uncertainty conditions typically encountered by social entrepreneurs.

The Social Entrepreneur s Playbook

The Social Entrepreneur s Playbook
Author: Ian C. MacMillan,James D. Thompson
Pages: 234
ISBN: 1613630328
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Release: 2013-11-12
Editor: Wharton Digital Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wharton professor Ian C. MacMillan and Dr. James Thompson, director of the Wharton Social Entrepreneurship Program, provide a tough-love approach that significantly increases the likelihood of a successful social enterprise launch in the face of the high-uncertainty conditions typically encountered by social entrepreneurs.

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook
Author: David Kidder
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9781452105048
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Release: 2013-01-02
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Outlines the managerial decisions and leadership goals that guide a startup business to success, and provides tips and advice from the founders of such companies as Spanx, Zipcar, Flickr, Honest Tea, and LinkedIn.

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook
Author: Rajat Bhargava,Will Herman
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781119708551
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Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Get the real guidance you need to create and build your first startup company from founders who have been there many times before. The first run printing of The Startup Playbook SOLD OUT! So, we revised, expanded, and improved this second edition, including a new foreword by Brad Feld, author of Venture Deals. We still give our personal, how-to guide for building your startup from the ground up. You'll find a collection of the major lessons and shortcuts we've learned that will shift the odds in your favor. We're sharing our tips, secrets, and advice in a frank, founder-to-founder discussion with you. We make no bones about our bias. We're on your side, the founder's side. While venture capitalists, investors, and accelerators/incubators can add great value in the startup ecosystem, this book isn't about their points of view. We'll tell you where our interests as founders diverge from those on the other side of the table—investors, bankers, advisors, board members, and others—and what to do when that happens. The Startup Playbook is not a recipe, it's not a template, it's not a list of tasks to do. It's our insider's guide to starting a company and running it successfully in those critical early months. Between us, we've started over a dozen high-tech software companies and raised over $500 million in investment capital. We've acquired over thirty-five companies, had three of our startups go public, sold six of them, and we made billions of dollars for shareholders. We've also invested in over eighty startups, advised and mentored over two hundred companies and actively worked with venture capitalists (VCs), incubators, and accelerators to help launch many other new startups. We've had plenty of failures, too. And we've probably learned more from those than from the successes. We share those lessons as well. The Startup Playbook is full of our advice, guidance, do's, and don'ts from our years of experience as founders many times. We want to share our hard-earned knowledge with you to make success easier for you to achieve. "This book is extraordinarily fresh and exciting. In an accessible, straight talk fashion, this book is a manual, and an inspiration. The Startup Playbook is smart and avoids the 'I am so smart' over-writing endemic to the genre. Read this as it is presented. You'll be doing yourself a tremendous favor." —Amazon Reviewer

The EXITPreneur s Playbook

The EXITPreneur s Playbook
Author: Joe Valley
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1544522223
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Release: 2021-05-15
Editor: Lioncrest Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The EXITpreneur's Playbook is the ultimate guide to selling an online business. We all need to transition our businesses someday, and those that learn from this book will have a smoother experience, an improved deal structure, and a stronger bank account." -Walker Deibel, bestselling author of Buy Then Build Most people start an online business for the freedom, autonomy, and money that come with entrepreneurship-but what they often find instead is the feeling that they're running on a hamster wheel and can't jump off. If you were looking to exit your business, would you know how? Do you know what your business is truly worth? This book will shift your mindset from entrepreneur to EXITpreneur. After all, the majority of all the money you'll ever make from your business comes on the day you sell-so it's important to get the exit right. In The EXITpreneur's Playbook, Joe Valley shares his experience in all facets of exiting an online business through direct experiences and real-life examples, with clear math and logic. You'll learn to: ● Assess the value of your business and reverse engineer a path to an incredible exit ● Avoid the "ignorance discount" when selling a business on your own ● Negotiate favorable deal terms and conditions ● Calculate the all-important seller's discretionary earnings ● Create rock-solid pillars every buyer wants The EXITpreneur's Playbook is the definitive guide to achieving your own incredible exit, at the right time and value, and with the best deal structure that allows you to move on to your next adventure-with not just money in the bank, but satisfaction and peace of mind.

How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup
Author: ThinkApps (Firm),Tarun Agarwal
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0997268514
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Release: 2016-02-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New startups are created every day around the word, with many founders dreaming of millions of users and billions of dollars. But the harsh reality is that very few will succeed. How can entrepreneurs stack the odds in their favor? By learning from the experiences of startup founders, executives, and investors who've been there before. That's exactly what "How to Start a Startup" provides, sharing essential lessons from 25+ Silicon Valley insiders who've faced the challenges of starting a new business and come out swinging. Based on a Stanford University course taught by Y Combinator (the prestigious startup accelerator behind companies like Dropbox and Airbnb), this in-depth reference guide features advice from experts like: - Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder - Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook co-founder - Paul Graham, Y Combinator co-founder - Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, co-founders of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz venture capital firm - Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Founders Fund, early Facebook investor - Ben Silbermann, Pinterest co-founder and CEO Nominated as "Book of the Year" by Product Hunt (the leading Silicon Valley community for discovering the best new products), "How to Start a Startup" reveals the secrets to raising money, building products users love, hiring a great team, getting press coverage, attracting customers, growing your business, and more. No matter what type of product you're creating (web, mobile, hardware, online-to-offline, etc.) or what audience you're targeting (consumers or the enterprise), this playbook will give you all the information necessary to launch and scale a successful startup. This book was created independently by the publishers and all net proceeds will go to support charitable causes promoting wider access to opportunity for all.

The Entrepreneurs Playbook and Planner

The Entrepreneurs Playbook and Planner
Author: Entrezooom
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1518481450
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Release: 2019-01-09
Editor: Blurb
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Master the art of productivity, achieve your goals and increase your income. The Entrepreneur's Playbook and Planner will enable you to set and achieve your true goals, the ones that define what you hope to be and what you will be - then begin the journey to make those dreams come true. Map out your future, organize your priorities and take charge of your time and your life. Follow the plan to win with business and every area of life that matters to you. Just imagine where you might be 12 months from now.

Walk Away Wealthy

Walk Away Wealthy
Author: Mark Tepper
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781626340855
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Greenleaf Book Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The essential guide to selling your business—and walking away with maximum wealth Nearly every entrepreneur dreams of one day selling their business for big bucks, but far too many aren’t aware of exactly what it takes to do so. The sobering truth is that it’s very easy for the entrepreneurs who don’t know what they’re doing to walk away from a sale without the financial freedom they hoped for. In fact, only about 20 percent of businesses for sale will successfully transfer to another owner! In Walk Away Wealthy, Mark Tepper--a leading authority on wealth management and financial planning for entrepreneurs--shows you how to build a strong exit plan, an absolute requirement if you hope to get the full value from a sale. Tepper’s twelve secrets debunk myths and deliver practical advice as he walks you through what most people don’t know (or refuse to believe) about the process of planning their exit. And although it’s best to start planning the exit as early as possible, the book also delivers advice for those who may have waited too long and feel lost in the face of a rapidly approaching sale. Selling the business you worked so hard to build can be a confusing and intimidating proposition. Let Mark Tepper clear away the misconceptions, steer you clear of common mistakes, and help you walk away wealthy!

The Evergreen Startup

The Evergreen Startup
Author: Michael Burtov
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1734796103
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Release: 2020-04-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Think Outside the Bottle

Think Outside the Bottle
Author: Duane Thompson
Pages: 236
ISBN: 1633933555
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Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Think Outside the Bottle: The Product Entrepreneur's Playbook, self-made multimillionaire Duane Thompson draws product entrepreneurs a blueprint for business success. If you're serious about taking your business dream to the next level of success, the Playbook is for you!

The Predictable Profits Playbook

The Predictable Profits Playbook
Author: Charles E. Gaudet II
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1940745160
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Release: 2014-03
Editor: Charles E Gaudet II
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why does an entrepreneur struggling through 80 hours a week only make half as much as another working no more than 40? What actions determine whether you end up with a small business pulling in five figures a year or a billion-dollar behemoth blazing a path to market dominance? As an entrepreneur, you're told the secret to success is working hard and fighting your way to the top. But what if this advice came from all the wrong people and places? What if there was more to the success stories you read in magazines, watch on TV or hear on the radio? Uncovering the true secret to success is marketing expert Charles E. Gaudet II's obsession. Gaudet discovered nearly every great organization - whether Apple, Nordstrom, Zappos, FedEx or Disney - follows a stunningly similar formula. And surprisingly, this approach defies the principles followed by most entrepreneurs running businesses today. Gaudet finally reveals why some businesses find growth opportunities in any economic situation and others balance on the edge of failure. His research shows many small business owners seek out success strategies from other small business owners and, for this reason, most remain small. Fortunately, today's advances in technology and media level the playing field, allowing small businesses to compete using a "big-business playbook," even when they don't have a big-business marketing budget. Inside The Predictable Profits Playbook, you'll learn time-tested lessons from leading small business owners and discover how to: Succeed in a down economy Become the preferred provider sought by only the best customers Swipe market share from your competitors Increase margins while growing demand Multiply your prospect-to-sales ratio Boost customer loyalty and build a raving fan base Create predictable and rising profits from one month to the next Become known as a business of excellence The Predictable Profits methodology avoids gimmicks, schemes or stunts - and you won't need to outspend your competitors. Instead, you'll focus on optimizing your existing marketing dollars and delivering the greatest advantages to your customers. Some entrepreneurs want to experience growth and others just wish for it. This book is for the motivated entrepreneur committed to making growth happen."

The Connection Effect

The Connection Effect
Author: Gordie Bufton
Pages: 164
ISBN: 1940302188
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Release: 2018-06-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Award-winning international speaker shares what he's uncovered working with entrepreneurs and executive from all around the world. The answers they were searching for are unlocked in The Connection Effect.

Entrepreneur the Secret Playbook

Entrepreneur  the Secret Playbook
Author: James DiNanno
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9798574653838
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Release: 2020-12-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WHY HASN'T YOUR HUSTLE PAID OFF YET? Forget the old school book approach! 250 pages of BS, as you sift through for substance. Master your business game, with secrets from the world's most successful entrepreneurs. Each page is proven wisdom translated into your own personal daily play. STOP spinning your wheels, investing poorly, and wondering why you aren't one of the "lucky ones." There are small and simple changes that will explode your success...but you don't see them. It's time to debunk the myths, expose the hidden opportunity surrounding you, grow your brand, and become one of the greats! You don't suck at business... You just don't know the rules.

Doing What It Takes The Online Entrepreneur s Playbook

Doing What It Takes  The Online Entrepreneur s Playbook
Author: Connie Ragen Green
Pages: 146
ISBN: 1937988295
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Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Are you willing to do what it takes to live a successful life and build a lucrative business? Connie Ragen Green shares her knowledge, ideas, and expertise on this topic in this book. The concept of a "playbook" gives you a step by step blueprint to how you can change your life completely and create a business that will give you the time and financial freedom to call the shots in your daily life and run a business that makes sense for your lifestyle.

Out Innovate

Out Innovate
Author: Alexandre "Alex" Lazarow
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781633697591
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Harvard Business Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The new playbook for innovation and startup success is emerging from beyond Silicon Valley--at the "frontier." Startups have changed the world. In the United States, many startups, such as Tesla, Apple, and Amazon, have become household names. The economic value of startups has doubled since 1992 and is projected to double again in the next fifteen years. For decades, the hot center of this phenomenon has been Silicon Valley. This is changing fast. Thanks to technology, startups are now taking root everywhere, from Delhi to Detroit to Nairobi to Sao Paulo. Yet despite this globalization of startup activity, our knowledge of how to build successful startups is still drawn primarily from Silicon Valley. As venture capitalist Alexandre Lazarow shows in this insightful and instructive book, this Silicon Valley "gospel" is due for a refresh--and it comes from what he calls the "frontier," the growing constellation of startup ecosystems, outside of the Valley and other major economic centers, that now stretches across the globe. The frontier is a truly different world where startups often must cope with political or economic instability and lack of infrastructure, and where there might be little or no access to angel investors, venture capitalists, or experienced employee pools. Under such conditions, entrepreneurs must be creators who build industries rather than disruptors who change them because there are few existing businesses to disrupt. The companies they create must be global from birth because local markets are too small. They focus on resiliency and sustainability rather than unicorn-style growth at any cost. With rich and wide-ranging stories of frontier innovators from around the world, Out-Innovate is the new playbook for innovation--wherever it has the potential to happen.

Beyond a Million The Entrepreneur

Beyond a Million  The Entrepreneur
Author: Jim Dew
Pages: 228
ISBN: 1619618222
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Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Lioncrest Publishing
Language: en

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The Entrepreneur s Playbook

The Entrepreneur s Playbook
Author: Sandy Van Dijk,Lesley Waterkeyn
Pages: 130
ISBN: 1869227883
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Release: 2019-04
Editor: KR Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Approximately 50% of all start-up businesses in South Africa fail within 24 months. What if you had access to insights and resources to ensure your business is not one of them? There are seven stages of business development that must be mastered for a new entrepreneur to achieve sustainable business success. The Entrepreneur's Playbook: From Rookie to Rainmaker in Seven Steps will take you through each of these steps, from: Getting to grips with business basics; to becoming proficient at branding, marketing and sales; comprehending finances and leadership; and achieving sustainable growth and being able to meaningfully contribute to the wider business community. Filled with real-life examples and specific, actionable advice, The Entrepreneur's Playbook: From Rookie to Rainmaker in Seven Steps will give you the tools you need to get your new business off to a strong start. This is the perfect handbook for every new entrepreneur who wants to get it right the first time!

The Lean Product Playbook

The Lean Product Playbook
Author: Dan Olsen
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781118961025
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Release: 2015-05-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The missing manual on how to apply Lean Startup to build products that customers love The Lean Product Playbook is a practical guide to building products that customers love. Whether you work at a startup or a large, established company, we all know that building great products is hard. Most new products fail. This book helps improve your chances of building successful products through clear, step-by-step guidance and advice. The Lean Startup movement has contributed new and valuable ideas about product development and has generated lots of excitement. However, many companies have yet to successfully adopt Lean thinking. Despite their enthusiasm and familiarity with the high-level concepts, many teams run into challenges trying to adopt Lean because they feel like they lack specific guidance on what exactly they should be doing. If you are interested in Lean Startup principles and want to apply them to develop winning products, this book is for you. This book describes the Lean Product Process: a repeatable, easy-to-follow methodology for iterating your way to product-market fit. It walks you through how to: Determine your target customers Identify underserved customer needs Create a winning product strategy Decide on your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Design your MVP prototype Test your MVP with customers Iterate rapidly to achieve product-market fit This book was written by entrepreneur and Lean product expert Dan Olsen whose experience spans product management, UX design, coding, analytics, and marketing across a variety of products. As a hands-on consultant, he refined and applied the advice in this book as he helped many companies improve their product process and build great products. His clients include Facebook, Box, Hightail, Epocrates, and Medallia. Entrepreneurs, executives, product managers, designers, developers, marketers, analysts and anyone who is passionate about building great products will find The Lean Product Playbook an indispensable, hands-on resource.

Sell More Faster

Sell More Faster
Author: Amos Schwartzfarb
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781119597803
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Release: 2019-09-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Amos Schwartzfarb, serial entrepreneur and veteran Managing Director of Techstars Austin comes the elemental, essential, and effective strategy that will help any startup identify, build, and grow their customers from day 1 Most startups fail because they can’t grow revenue early or quickly enough. Startup CEOs will tell you their early missteps can be attributed to not finding their product market fit early enough, or at all. Founders overspend time and money trying to find product-market fit and make false starts, follow the wrong signals, and struggle to generate enough revenue to scale and raise funding. And all the while they never really knew who their customers were, what product they really needed, and why they needed it. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and founders don’t need to face it alone. Through expert guidance and experienced mentorship, every startup can avoid these pitfalls. The ultimate guide for building and scaling any startup sales organization, Sell More Faster shares the proven systems, methods, and lessons from Managing Director of Techstars Austin and sales expert Amos Schwartzfarb. Hear from founders of multi-million-dollar companies and CEOs who learned firsthand with Techstars, the leading mentorship-driven startup accelerator and venture capital firm that has invested in and mentored thousands of companies, collectively representing billions of dollars in funding and market cap. Schwartzfarb, and the Techstars Worldwide Network of more than 10,000 mentors do one thing better than anyone: help startup entrepreneurs succeed. They know how to sell, how to hire people who know how to sell, and how to use sales to gain venture funding—and now you can, too. Sell More Faster delivers the critical strategies and guidance necessary to avoid and manage the hazards all startups face and beat the odds. This valuable resource delivers: A comprehensive playbook to identify product market direction and product market fit Expert advice on building a diverse sales team and how to identify, recruit, and train the kinds of team members you need Models and best practices for sales funnels, pricing, compensation, and scaling A roadmap to create a repeatable and measurable path to find product-market fit Aggregated knowledge from Techstars leaders and industry experts Sell More Faster is an indispensable guide for entrepreneurs seeking product-market fit, building their sales team, developing a growth strategy, and chasing accelerated, sustained selling success.