Monday, June 06, 2005

Reading List: Lucky or Smart?

Lucky or Smart?: Secrets of an Entrepreneurial Life, by Bo Peabody. I got wind of this from Ben Carey's blog and I'm glad I did. It's a very short book, perhaps an hour read (I'm a fast reader) and well worth the time. Peabody makes some great points which are very applicable to anyone's work situation, regardless of whether you're trying to start up a restaurant, get a startup .com going, or just trying to get along with your co-workers and bosses. Peabody's salient points include checking your ego at the door when dealing with customers, building an environment which fosters creativiting, and a very interesting discussion of A students vs. B students. Peabody's contention is that B students make great entrepreneurs because they're well-rounded while A students make the brilliant geeks and managers because they're tightly focused in one domain. That's poor treatment of his great discussion, so go read the whole thing.

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