This is a collection of notes and learnings from the latest entrepreneurial books that I've read. I write down important points from each book so you can gain immediate value.
For any aspiring MBA candidate, this book is a must-read. It dives into a variety, if not all, of business subjects that you would study in top MBA programs. The purpose of the book is to serve as an all-in-one guide so you can teach yourself, save thousands of dollars, and succeed in business without the popular MBA degree.
This book follows a 6-week program so you can make real-time changes to your finances as you read. It covers credit cards in-depth and teaches other great financial secrets. I recommend reading The Simple Plan to Wealth first because I liked it more, but you will not waste your time reading this book. Some may even prefer it because of the structure that the book follows.
One might argue that one of the most important activities in a business is customer development and research. Skipping that one step can cause years of misguided work. The Mom Test teaches not only how to ask questions, but it teaches how to build the correct questions. I would have saved countless years of wasted time if I had read this book years ago. I recommend it to anyone who wants to build what customers want.
As an entrepreneur, you need to be learning. The lessons taught via Uber’s history about the importance of culture and power are valuable. Companies built without great foundations can still fall. This book stands as a warning to all founders, so they don't make the mistakes that Travis Kalanick did while building Uber. Remember, money and power aren't everything.
Starting a company is hard. Even the best founders struggle to build great companies. This book is a great place to learn how to improve as a leader & CEO.
Alibaba has always been a company that I did not understand. I've wondered how they became such a powerhouse. Reading this book gave me a better understanding of the company's innovations.