Jan Koum is the founder of WhatsApp, which he sold to Facebook for $22 billion in 2014. He taught himself to code using a bunch of used books, and overcame enormous personal odds before he ever started WhatsApp. His story, which began on the outskirts of Kiev, Ukraine, is a truly “rags-to-riches” tale.
The Millionaire Fastlane, by MJ Demarco, is one of the few books on entrepreneurship that really tells the truth about what it takes to build a multi-million dollar company and become wealthy. This book is an eye opener for people who have never tried any entrepreneurial adventures before. It does a great job laying out why the fastlane path is desirable and what the rewards will be if you can accomplish the difficult task of creating a business.
How do we escape the 9-5 shackles of corporate drudgery to build a life of adventure, meaning and purpose? Can we do this with $100 (or less) in our pocket? The answer to both questions is yes. With the key themes of freedom and value at its core, “The $100 Startup” is a brilliant blueprint assisting “wanna-preneurs” keen to heed the rallying call of the micro-business revolution.
Howard Schultz is more than the man behind a coffee-buying revolution—he also changed the vocabulary of millions of people who had never even heard of a “cappuccino” before Starbucks burst on the scene.
Billionaire and owner of many profitable businesses, Mark Cuban started from the bottom now he’s where he’s at, and he’s lovin it. As he will tell you, there is no set road map for success. That said, there are certain things you can do to put yourself in the best position to succeed.
Gary is well known as the social media and personal branding king. He has also proved how important it is to adapt to the changing world, and how meeting your audience is important. Gary Vaynerchuk is the ultimate businessman. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Gary is a proven investor and advisor in the world of startups, and now an expert on the Fortune 500 world.
When Sara Blakely invented Spanx undergarments, she did so after asking herself how she could create an undergarment that helped women feel more confident in the clothes they were wearing. In addition to her innovative mind, Blakely’s willingness to embrace failure and her unconventional approach to entrepreneurship are what helped to turn Spanx into a household name and a multimillion-dollar company.
Have you ever struggled to articulate your offering clearly, get people to buy into your vision, or determine the direction of your business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this post is for you.
The problem is you can’t spend enough to acquire a customer, and the way to fix that problem is to fix your sales funnel. There is someone who is an expert on the topic and has created successful online businesses. I am talking about Russell Brunson. He can definitely explain what works and what does not in selling products online.
In this book, the authors take you behind the scenes of the fastest growing companies in the world: Facebook, Uber, Dropbox, Pinterest, AirBnB and many more, to uncover the secrets of how these teams move fast and compound win after win to crush their competition and create extraordinary value.