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Entrepreneur Journeys Book Review: Bootstrapping Is Good!

Posted on Saturday, Apr 10th 2010

Here is T. Farabee’s review of Sramana Mitra’s Bootstrapping book for Amazon:

“Bootstrapping is good!  Mitra showcases a dozen entrepreneurs and their lessons from the bootstrapping trenches.  Some of the quotes from these interviews are below:

Ramu Yalamanchi, Hi5:
– No matter how many businesses you start, it just takes one successful business to make up for all the other attempts.
– If you are going to build a service and it has a good chance of becoming very popular, make sure you address the scale needs up first.

Scott Wainner, SysOpt & ResellerRatings:
– For me, being an entrepreneur is so much trial and error that I would rather make the mistakes in the lower dollar range than at the Super Bowl advertising level.

Beatrice Tarka, Mobissimo:
– You can have the best technology and the best product on the market, but without good team chemistry your business will fail.

Greg Gianforte, RightNow:
– Find an entrepreneurial mentor, and if you are going to bootstrap, find a mentor who has already bootstrapped a business.
– Bootstrapping is a discovery process. Rather than building an ark, waiting for animals to come, and hoping the tide rises-you take an incremental approach and discover a legitimate, real world value proposition.

The book has done a good job at giving perspective, advice and insight into the necessities of never giving up and gives us the inspiration and tools to bootstrap. Nicely written.”

Sramana Mitra’s Entrepreneur Journeys, Bootstrapping, and Positioning books are all available from in paperback and Kindle, and from 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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