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Startup Nation: America's Leading Entrepreneurial Experts Reveal the Secrets to Building a Blockbuster Business

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Want to take control of your life? Want to trade in that listless job and create the company you’ve always dreamed of? Millions of new businesses are started each year, from online diamond dealers to part-time “pet projects” to the latest franchises. StartupNation is all about putting you in the driver’s seat to start your own business.

Jeff and Rich Sloan are lifelong
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 17th 2005 by Crown Business
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Justus
Oct 15, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Its a very basic starting up book for people thinking about starting up. That said I thought it was well written and not too much rah rah (though it is certainly a big part of the book). I have come to the theory that there are three types of these books, the RAHRAH you-can-do-it type, the NOLO nuts and bolts type, and the HARVARD theoretical/case study books.

For RAHRAH is not over the top like many of these books tend to go, but its nuts and bolts aspects are really quite basic. That said, I am
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Nick
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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The Sloan brothers do a fantastic job of talking about what it's like to start your own company. They make excellent teachers and this book was a fast yet super-informative read. I like the idea of designing your life before you design your business (though life may not always give you that pleasure).

I'll probably have to re-read this at some point in the future.
Jordan
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
So many books out here, this one really just isn't that great. I finished thinking "Where's The Beef?"
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