2007-05-20 11:18 PM

The Art of Starting (Book Reviews)

The end of the semester is high stress for both teachers and students. My semester officially ended on Friday and to celebrate I’ve started my summer reading.

The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting AnythingSaturday afternoon I finally finished The Art of the Start. Samples of Guy’s writing are out there on his blog and in his ChangeThis manifesto/sampler. I like the book and expect to swipe some of his business plan ideas soon. Part of the reason it has taken me weeks to get through the book is that the later half is focused more on venture capital, which is not my focus at the moment.

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn'tSaturday evening I read The No Asshole Rule, one of Guy’s recommended reads. I was not horribly impressed. Love the theory, just not enthused with the delivery. Besides deciding long ago that I am not cut out for business-as-usual I’ve also been fortunate enough to have missed the bulk of the assholes out there. However, if you find yourself feeling stuck and decide to deal (rather than bailing) this might be worth your time. The other reason to read the book would be to self-diagnose tendancies that might be holding you back professionally.

That’s it for tonight. Stay tuned for more fast and furious book reviews.

Until then, what are you reading and what do you want to share?

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