The DV Weekend Pickup #41

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

What I like best:  Chris isn't just talking about it, he's doing it.  This guy has already visited 175 countries and has been turning ideas into income for the last decade.  He is a non-conformist in every sense of the word and even has a blog The Art of Non-Conformity which is among the top 15,000 websites visited (keep in mind we're close to 1 billion now, ha!)

In preparation for the book Chris chatted with 1500 businesses all with annual revenue exceeding $50,000.  The catch, every business had to start with an investment of only $100 or less.  He selected his favorite 100 cases to share in the book and I will say, as each page turns, you meet some pretty interesting people/businesses.  The book serves as an easy-to-use guide for starting your own business as you get templates, lessons, and yes, even motivation that you don't need an MBA or even a business plan to start your own business today.

In my eyes this book further hammers home the point that "success" has WAY more to do with fulfillment (99%) than it does the size of your paycheck (1%.)  As always pick it up and let me know what you think!

Best Quote:  "If you make your business about helping others, you'll always have plenty of work."

Crush the day!