Click on this picture to get Jim Rohn Goals Guide
Osterwalder et al (and Papadakos, White in other volumes) are all involved in writing books that can help you in business and as an entrepreneur. They wrote four volumes that address all the issues that a business needs to know to include: having the right business model, creating a value proposition design, testing the business model, and building ‘The Invincible Company.’
The first of these books is Business Model Generation. In short, this book addresses the practical to understanding your business model or renovating a new business model. It is meant for not only business owners, but entrepreneurs, managers, designers, executives, consultants and anyone else in between.
The next book in the series is Value Proposition Design. In short, helps you create value for your customer, and helps you create compelling products and services that customers want to buy.
The third book in this series is Testing Business Ideas. In short, this book explains how to increase success of any venture by testing through rapid experimentation, and finding a path to scale using bulletproof, evidence-backed cases.
The fourth book is The Invincible Company. In short, this book shows how any organization can become invincible by managing their current portfolio and exploring a pipeline of potential new growth engines. The author’s explore death and disruption (business failures), how to improve, invent, and manage current business by following top companies models, and becoming an invincible company (constant reinvention, superior business models, & transcend industry boundaries).
This book is for any small business or medium to large organizations that wants to create an Invincible Company. Not only should you add this to your library, but you can use it as a reference on what to do. Having a innovative company requires to think outside the box, and these books provide that for you. Enjoy!
Before the Jim Rohn’s of the world there were self-development mentor’s like Dr. Orison Marden. He was there even before Napoleon Hill. His bio and works are all over the web and very impressive. I stumbled upon him while reading another self-help guru, and I can tell you I know where they got their material from – Dr. Orison Marden. You can read his books for free or buy them on Amazon (reprints) via Project Gutenberg and UPenn Online Books Page.
Three books I would read immediately.
I just finished these 3 books and I can tell you they are amazing. The Self Investment book is one of my favorites. I gave it to my son to read and learn from. Every Man a King is worth the read too, and Iron Will is the last one I have read. I sent his books to my Kindle via the Project Gutenberg link.
Brian Tracy has put 30 years of his experience in this book and it’s worth its weight in gold. Believe me. I read a lot and there are so many quotable items in this book.
Brian Tracy describes what people are looking for in this book. They are looking for the ER Factor, which is to be “faster, better, cheaper, easier and more convenient” producer of a product or service (in essence an entrepreneur –
Read it and buy it here!
This is one of those professional development books that all inspiring entrepreneurs need to read. I don’t know why it took me so long to find it. I skipped over it plenty of times too. Napoleon Hill’s book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ is a masterpiece. Read some of these quotes and and watch the video to unlock the power to succeed.
I should have read Jim Rohn’s books years ago, but I didn’t. Rohn provides the right information at the right time and his books are fabulous. Every entrepreneur should not only read his books, but listen to his audio (via YouTube or Audible.
This video is probably one of his better ones, but I just bought the Audible series and it rocks!
Jim Rohn’s book of quotes is especially good…
The key factor that will determine your financial future is not the economy; the key factor is your philosophy. – Jim Rohn
Many of the MOOC’s (Massive Online Open Courses) offer entrepreneurship training and courses for free. MIT uses EdX for a course titled
“Becoming an Entrepreneur” – click on the picture to take this course.
Others such as Coursera offer this course by Wharton: Click on the image to take this course…
“Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Specialization covers the conception, design, organization, and management of new enterprises. This four-course series is designed to take you from opportunity identification through launch, growth, financing and profitability. With guidance from Wharton’s top professors, along with insights from current Wharton start-up founders and financiers, you’ll develop an entrepreneurial mindset and hone the skills you need to develop a new enterprise with potential for growth and funding, or to identify and pursue opportunities for growth within an existing organization.”
Explore how entrepreneurship and innovation tackle complex social problems in emerging economies.
Dak Lok is an entrepreneur who gives it to you straight. He pulls no punches. I learned the following things by reading his book, F.U. Money:
Do something you love
Find something stable, long-term
Make sure it is portable
Profit margin >100%
Low startup costs
Little to no staff
24hr money coming in while you sleep (Source: F.U. Money)
Check out his webinar!