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Entrepreneurial Reads

Books every entrepreneur should read.
New Clues
The Clue Train changed perspectives in service and business. It deserves any entrepreneur's read.
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

Perhaps a repeat of things you learned in business classes or law school. But, this book will quickly bring you up to speed on making good deals. Read it, if for no other reason than to negotiate well with others who have.

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

Wasteful chatter is the demise of all mastery. Learn how to harness 100% of your mind's power attending each task perfectly and clearly. And, you will achieve your goals more quickly. Distraction and lifestyle are the downfall of any entrepreneur who doesn't master them.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

Kitschy, yes. Useful, absolutely. It's more about theory and mindset than practice. For years I've offered this math to determine when to outsource my tasks.

IF my hourly income (how long it takes me) - tax > outsource cost THEN outsource

Simple really. Yet, so many people I know spend their $100/hour time to work on $50/hour problems. If you love working on your lawn, by all means do so. But, that's a luxury item, not a chore and not profitable unless your local lawn care expert charges more per hour than you do. And, at the time allowance you require. If I work on my car, I'll spend four times the hours my mechanic will.

Ferriss points on a host of ideas for upgrading your life here, but primarily it's about valuing time and skill, trending toward peace and focus in ones life. A worthy read even if the title sounds silly and is wholly impractical for the super achiever.

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Noah Kagan, an early Facebook team member and marketing pro shares ideas on building an early audience and customer base. It's a worthy set of reading.
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
Sometimes options block buying decisions.