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Entrepreneur Journeys Book Review: Favorites From 2009

Posted on Saturday, Jan 2nd 2010

Sramana Mitra’s Entrepreneur Journeys book series garnered many wonderful reviews in 2009.  Thanks to all who shared their thoughts with us.  Here are a few of my favorites:

From Alan Brochstein’s review of Entrepreneur Journeys on Seeking Alpha:

“I liked it so much that I sent it to all of my clients as a year-end gift.  I think that one of the things I liked best about the book is that it is so optimistic — several of these leaders overcame what seemed to be insurmountable odds. With the financial markets in disarray, several of these vignettes inspired me to see past the current gloom.”

You can read the entire review here.

From Francine Hardaway’s review for FastCompany/StealthMode:

“Sramana Mitra’s Bootstrapping: Weapon Of Mass Reconstruction is a book for our time, because it’s something real out of Silicon Valley. No more stories about legendary VC fundings or startup-to-IPO in six months. In this, the second volume of Entrepreneurs Journeys, her focus is on doing more with less, in tune with the times.”

You can read this entire review here.

From Thomas Duff’s review of Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market on his Duffbert’s Random Musings blog:

“I enjoy the way that Mitra has structured the books in the Entrepreneur Journeys series. Hearing the successes and failures coming straight from those who lived them adds a human element to the information that is often lacking from other business books.  It also allows the interviewees to share little pearls of wisdom that they were given as they grew up.

For instance, D. D. Ganguly of DimDim once asked his father a question, to which he got the response, ‘Men can do what men have done.’  In other words, if someone else has done it before you, there’s no reason you can’t do it also.  It stuck with him from that point forward, and it’s been gnawing away at me all day also . . .

Before you get too far down the line with your ‘next big idea’, a reading of Positioning might do wonders to help you narrow your focus and improve your chances of success.”

You can read his entire review here.

All of Sramana Mitra’s Entrepreneur Journeys books are available from Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle, and from Smashwords.com in all e-book formats. Entrepreneur Journeys and Bootstrapping, published by Hachette India, are for sale in bookstores in India.

This segment is a part in the series : Entrepreneur Journeys Book Review


. A Need For Freedom
. "Bootstrapping" In Tune With The Times
. Mentor Capital, Not Venture Capital
. Getting Started
. Finding Niches Within Niches
. Starting Small, Making It Big
. Focus On The Customer
. Find The Value That's Missing
. Value Creators vs. Speculators
. "If at first you don't find funding..."
. Buck The Trend, Back Yourself
. Win Free E-Book Copy of "Entrepreneur Journeys, Volume Three"
. "We twist and turn the ideas and make them our own."
. Bootstrapping In The UK
. "Iron out the wrinkles on your entrepreneurship canvas"
. Positioning & Bootstrapping for Entrepreneurs
. Do You REALLY Have What It Takes?
. Clarify Your Story
. Bound To Lift Drooping Spirits
. Converting Experiences Into Roadmaps
. VentureWoods Reviews "Entrepreneur Journeys"
. Bootstrapping Is The Order Of The Day!
. Dorm Room View of Bootstrapping
. Discussing Entrepreneurship and Positioning
. Forget Venture Capital, Raise Mental Capital
. "Men can do what men have done."
. Entrepreneur Journeys Vol. 3 Kicks SaaS
. Learning Directly From The Masters
. Best Book I Have Read in 2009
. Niches Abound Within Niches
. A Peek At Businesses That Validate The Vertical Movement Of The Web
. Favorites From 2009
. For Entrepreneurs And More
. Trendwatchers Will Not Be Disappointed
. Power Lies Within Oneself
. A Peek At The Way The Minds Of Great Entrepreneurs Work
. If You've The Will, You Will Make The Way
. Bootstrapping Is Good!
. Zest For Creation
. Very Pertinent To The Current Economy
. We Need To Innovate Our Way Out
. Seeking Justice For Entrepreneurs
. Push Of Encouragement To Set You On The Path To Success
. Filled With Terrific And Hard-Won Insight
. Bootstrapping Can Be Successful

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