Anything You Want

40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

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Finally available in bookstores, the Portfolio edition of Derek Sivers’s iconic and bestselling manifesto on lessons learned while becoming an entrepreneur

Most people don’t know what they’re doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own.

Best known for creating CD Baby, the most popular music site for independent artists, founder Derek Sivers chronicles his “accidental” success and failures into this concise and inspiring book on how to create a multimillion-dollar company by following your passion.


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Timothy Ferriss Author & EntrepreneurA true manifesto, a guidebook with clear signposts, and a fun ride you'll return to again and again. (Source)

James Altucher Founder/StockPickrRecommends this book

Marvin Liao Partner/500 StartupsMy list would be (besides the ones I mentioned in answer to the previous question) both business & Fiction/Sci-Fi and ones I personally found helpful to myself. The business books explain just exactly how business, work & investing are in reality & how to think properly & differentiate yourself. On the non-business side, a mix of History & classic fiction to understand people, philosophy to make sense of life and Science fiction to picture what the future could be like (not always utopian). (Source)

Kevan Lee Business is not about money. It’s about making dreams come true for others and for yourself. (Source)

Sol Orwell Something more explicitly business would be Derek Sivers' Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur - concise with wisdom and experience. (Source)

Ola Olusoga Like Charlie Munger once said: “I’ve long believed that a certain system - which almost any intelligent person can learn - works way better than the systems most people use [to understand the world]. What you need is a latticework of mental models in your head. And, with that system, things gradually fit together in a way that enhances cognition. Just as multiple factors shape every system, multiple mental models from a variety of disciplines are necessary to understand that system". You can read this book to start building a "latticework of mental models in your head". (Source)

Erik Cheong Easy to read and compact book. Talks about about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters. Most importantly, do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and take risks! Everyone has great ideas but success only comes through action. (Source)

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