The book “The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future” is written by Chris Guillbeau, a blogger who mostly discusses the topics of entrepreneurship, travel, and personal development.
In his book, he identified 1,500 individuals who built their business with an earning of $50,000 or more from a modest investment, and later on, focuses on the 50 influential and intriguing cases. Here are three reasons why this book is a must read for all Bahraini entrepreneurs:
- You don’t have to be a special snowflake: Many people think that in order to be successful in life, you have to have a fancy degree and earn lots of experience. However, most case studies, and most entrepreneurs, like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, were college dropouts, but still made it through. According to Guillbeau, many people with no special skills discovered that they could turn their personal passion into a business project, and were even able to restructure their lives in ways that granted them freedom and fulfillment.
- Guide to Self-Fulfillment: Let’s say you’re really really great at doing something. Okay what’s the next step now? Turn it into a gateway of self-fulfillment! Find that intersection between your level of expertise and what other people will pay for. Guillbeau here simplifies it by stating that you don’t need an MBA, or a business plan, or employees for it, you just need a product or a service that you made out of passion, and that people really are attracted to it, and you’re good to go!
- Get yourself out there: One of the things that Guillbeau highlights is the importance of networking and connecting yourself with other people. He believes that if entreprenuers want to be successful, then they have to devote their time into connecting with other people, including investors, customers, and even their employees. “If you’re not sure where to spend your business development time, spend 50% on creating and 50% on connecting,” he says.
This book is a perfect fit if you’re planning on implementing your own business. We know how hard the beginning is, which is why this book walks you through these steps in a friendly and gentle manner.
This book is available on Amazon costs about 3 BD.