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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Read it with me! - The Art of the Start

I just started a new book today and I realized that some of you might benefit from reading it, as well. If you would like to “read it with me” we can share comments and questions regarding the book via a mailing list or other online discussion group.

The book is The Art Of The Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide For Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki. I have known of Kawasaki for years and even met him once, I believe, as a Disney Mac User Group meeting. I also once gave him a bad review on one of his earlier books. (SMILE) This book, though, seems like a winner.

The Art Of The Start begins with a very promising sentence, “…doing, not learning to do, is the essence of entrepreneurship.” In the past, I have written about the necessity of applying your knowledge and your thinking and this book promises to “Cut the crap and tell me what I need to do…” Those lines alone were enough to put this book at the top of my reading stack.

Reading a book by yourself can be entertaining, enjoyable and even enlightening, but reading and discussing it with others can open new avenues of discovery. This is the first time I have tried to arrange any form of "reading group" here, but I think the benefits are worth time and energy.

Below is a link to Amazon, or you can pick it up at your local (independent) bookseller.

I have set up a QuickTopic group for talking about book. We can always move the discussion to a different system if we outgrow it. Click on the QuickTopic link below to join the discussion today.

Discuss Art of the Start

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