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Category Archives: Reads

Letting go of passion projects that turn into monsters

Letting go of the monstrous expectations we have of ourselves and the “projects” we dream up is akin to losing a great friendship that no longer serves its purpose. In the long term, you later realize that it was the best decision you ever made.

Small Business Stand Give Away: #Open4BizSA

Stand a chance to win a free stall and expose your business in Katlehong, Soweto and Alexandra.

Run a startup, travel the world, defy convention: Q&A with Chris Guillebeau

I caught up with US entrepreneur and author, Chris Guillebeau, about his travels and talked about his insights on building a startup, how he uses technology and where he thinks the next “big thing” in tech will come from.

How to Overcome Resistance: Do The Work

Do The Work – by Steven Pressfield – is short enough to finish in 2 sittings, so relevant that it gets you off your butt immediately. It is practical in a way that it changes the view of how you hold yourself back from starting. And finishing.

Avoid Crowds Altogether: Notes From Ignore Everybody

When we think of starting something, we are advised to “stand out” or “be different” but Hugh MacLeod suggests you should avoid crowds, instead of standing out from them.

Screw Business As Usual and Win: Backstage pass to the book launch

Highlights of Richard Branson’s Screw Business As Usual Book Launch. And how you can stand a chance to hang out with him at his private game reserve in South Africa, in 2012.

Gareth Cliff On Everything blog tour: #CliffOnEverything

We have a blog tour for Gareth Cliff’s new book and tons of give-aways. The tour will stop at different blogs this week and next week till 27 November. WordStart is giving away books on Facebook and Twitter.

Short Book Review: Poke The Box by Seth Godin

In his book Poke The Box, Seth Godin cuts through all assumptions and challenges you right from the start. He tempts you out of comfort, he calls you out, he asks you to take a stand. No contents pages, no forewords, no introductions – he just gets right into it.

The Art Of The Start : Lessons from Guy Kawasaki

The Art Of The Start by Guy Kawasaki goes in-depth about starting an entrepreneurial organization and running it successfully. It’s a book every startup should read, and one you wish you read before you started.

Lose The Business Plan : Book Review

Business plans are never a true reflection of what goes on in a startup. Yet banks, funders and potential investors still insist on them. My mentor told me something very interesting recently, which also transformed the way I view business since that chat. His words were “don’t plan too much, take your product to market […]

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