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Entrepreneur Journeys Book Review: Converting Experiences Into Roadmaps

Posted on Thursday, Oct 8th 2009

From Alice Krause’s review of Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Marketby Sramana Mitra on her News On Women blog:

Positioning is a great conversation between Sramana and a number of entrepreneurial executives who take the time to share stories of how they got started as well as how they are ‘positioning’ their current ventures. I am sure you have heard of some of the companies, but Sramana brings us new insight and converts their experiences into roadmaps for the rest of us. I learned a lot about really focusing on not only who my competition is, but also who my competition should be!”

Here are more reviews by Amazon customers:

“Excellent advice from entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs…What might be the most valuable component of the book is the appendix titled Clarify Your Story, which contains a series of questions that the aspiring entrepreneur should be able to give clear answers to.  This book is a reality check on much of what works as well as some things that proved to be negative of useful.”–Charles Ashbacher

“Sramana has again compiled extremely valuable insights that can only be gleaned through asking thought provoking questions that another entrepreneur would want to know.”–Brian Schwartz

And here’s what Abhik Prasad had to say about Bootstrapping: Weapon of Mass Reconstruction on his Damn’d blog:

“The interviews are pretty detailed and provide good insights into how various folks started their business (their initial struggles-the perseverance-and how one becomes an overnight success through 10 years of hardwork, etc., etc.)… I follow Om Malik and Rafat Ali’s blogs so it was very interesting to read their stories.

A very decent read overall, and I loved the last few lines in the book:

‘We are nothing. We are insignificant. We are a single speck of dust in the continuum of time.

So why be afraid of failure?’

So if you are budding entrepreneur, or even planning to become one, it will do you good to grab a copy.”

All of Sramana Mitra’s “Entrepreneur Journeys books are available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle, and from in all e-book formats. “Entrepreneur Journeys” and now “Bootstrapping” can also be found 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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