Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Top 10 Distinctions Between Entrepreneurs and Employees by Keith Cameron Smith

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a stock broker when I grew up. As I grew up, I changed course and decided that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. But what exactly makes on an entrepreneur?

Well, I couldn't find the video where Squidward explains what an entrepreneur is (in the chocolate selling episode), but this is what I sometimes feel an entrepreneur does. A glorified salesman (and I really hate the idea of being a fast-talking saleswomen.

Anyway, this short book (only 62 pages on my iPad, including the forward and content pages!) does clear up a few misconceptions. Entrepreneurs do more than just sell stuff they make/buy, they're also - lifelong learners, problem solvers, know-it-alls (in a good way!), risk-taking, etc. That sounds more like my thing.

If you're looking for a concrete, step-by-step guide to being an entrepreneur, you won't find it here. I find the book to be more of the inspirational than instructional. I finished reading it thinking "hmm.... I could do these" rather than thinking "oh, now I have to do ___,___ and ____.

In conclusion, it's a good starter book for those who want to be entrepreneurs. And if it doesn't work, I'll recommend the spongebob chocolate sales episode.

Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.

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