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Resources

Books

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The Slight Edge

– Jeff Olson

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The $100 Startup By

– Chris Guillebeau

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The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from Their Founding Entrepreneurs

– David Kidder

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The 7 Day Startup: You Don’t Learn Until You Launch

– Dan Norris

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Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School

– Richard Branson

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Start Something That Matters

– Blake Mycoskie

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

– Ashlee Vance

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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

– Peter Thiel

Motivational posters

Videos

Watch this amazing video by Bill Gross who is a serial entrepreneur and also provided incubation support to many other startups. Based on his experience and findings from hundreds of companies, he suggests the main factor that stood out apart from every other factor for startup success.

Adam Grant provides his perspective on original thinkers. He says – “the greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most”. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.” This is really inspiring.

Meet the ‘Real Iron-Man’, Elon Musk, one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all times who revolutionised many industries and made history. It is amazing how humble his beginnings were and how quickly he evolved with passion, self-efficacy and tremendous hard-work!

Not all entrepreneurs start their venture to make money. A great many of them aspire to change the world to make it a better living space. Listen to one of the greatest social entrepreneurs, (Nobel Peace Prize winner, 2006) Professor Muhammad Yunus who is also known as the father of Micro-credit which is an amazing tool to help poor people to get access to finance.

Mark Zukerberg is not an unknown figure anymore. But it is interesting to know his vision which led him to where he is today. He definitely tops the list in the herd of young successful entrepreneurs.

Here are some powerful female entrepreneurs.

10 timeless quotes

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. – Mark Twain

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. – Steve Jobs

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

I hate how many people think, “glass half-empty” when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it. – Gary Vaynerchuk

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison.

It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are. – Mark Cuban

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. – Napoleon Hill.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. – Biz Stone

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese proverb