As I mentioned in an earlier post one of my goals this year was to read 12 business books in 2016. It is now March and I’ve only just finished the first. Not a good start.
January and February were really busy. I had a couple of small projects on, a larger development project and I’m also working on a new commercial product that I will be releasing over the coming months, as well as significant updates to both R10Cipher and oneSql!
Along with Reading, my Guitar Playing, Archery, Shooting, Family, Wildcamping, TV and Biking have all taken a recent back seat in order to get work done.
I’m not complaining though It does however explain why I took so long to read my first business book of 2016 and brings me nicely onto my review.
An Everyday Entrepreneur by Paul Bassi
Firstly I should say that although the first few chapters didn’t really grip me, the latter two thirds of the book had me highlighting passages, making notes, grabbing screenshots (I read it on my Tablet) – It really is very readable and full of good, old fashioned common sense mixed up with a refreshing and enlightened way of looking at the business, learning from mistakes and moving forward.
Paul takes a practical approach to building his business and the advice he imparts is all the better for it. He is not going to tell you how to go from £0 to £1M in 21 Days, but he is going to tell you how he grew his business and how his simple, methodical methods and systems could also work for you.
As a Software Developer I am always into something deeply and Paul’s book really did motivate me to put my head above the trenches, smell the coffee and investigate my time more wisely on working on my business not *in* the business.
All in all, I recommend it highly for well written, everyday, practical advice on how to be an Everyday Entrepreneur. 5 Chollies Awarded
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