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Monday, February 4, 2013

The Power of Starting Something Stupid [Book Review]

In my life, I have a rich dad and a poor dad (see Robert Kiyosaki). My poor dad is always keen to tell me that going out on my own and running my own business is "stupid", risky, and a bad decision. My rich dad tells me it's the most secure and rewarding decision I can make. Which one is it? The book, "The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live Without Regret" attempts to answer that with a pep-talk, showing how "stupid" is the new smart.

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur that has a rich dad and a poor dad like me, there's a good chance you're going through the very same debates I did before going out on my own. While I must say there are definitely risks and a lot of work that goes into it, going out on my own was one of the best decisions I made in my life. The book, "The Power of Starting Something Stupid", by Richie Norton goes into these rewards in deep detail, and has lots of motivation to push you towards taking that leap and going out on your own.

It is not a howto book per-se. However, I found the principles taught in the book were a perfect "pep-talk" for reminding me why making decisions others call stupid isn't worth listing to those distracting me from my goals. In the book, it shows how some of the best ideas and businesses were called "stupid" before they became multi-million (and some times billion) dollar businesses.

If you're looking for some inspiration to get off your rear and go out on your own, this book shows you why stupid is the new smart. It's the perfect pep-talk for any aspiring entrepreneur. Go pre-order it now, and check out my GoodReads review! It is scheduled to come out in March.

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