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Budding entrepreneurs face a challenging road. The path is not made any easier by all the clich�s they hear about how to make a startup succeed--from platitudes and conventional wisdom to downright contradictions. This witty and wise guide to the dilemmas of entrepreneurship debunks widespread misconceptions about how the world of startups works and offers hard-earned advic Budding entrepreneurs face a challenging road. The path is not made any easier by all the clich�s they hear about how to make a startup succeed--from platitudes and conventional wisdom to downright contradictions. This witty and wise guide to the dilemmas of entrepreneurship debunks widespread misconceptions about how the world of startups works and offers hard-earned advice for every step of the journey. Instead of startup myths--legends spun from a fantasy version of Silicon Valley--Rizwan Virk provides startup models--frameworks that help make thoughtful decisions about starting, growing, managing, and selling a business. Rather than dispensing simplistic rules, he mentors readers in the development of a mental toolkit for approaching challenges based on how startup markets evolve in real life. In snappy prose with savvy pop-culture and real-world examples, Virk recasts entrepreneurship as a grand adventure. He points out the pitfalls that appear along the way and offers insights into how to avoid them, sharing the secrets of founding a startup, raising money, hiring and firing, when to enter a market and when to exit, and how to value a company. Virk combines lessons learned the hard way during his twenty-five years of founding, investing in, and advising startups with reflections from well-known venture capitalists and experts. His candid advice makes Startup Myths and Models an ideal guide for those readers just embarking on the startup life and those looking for their next adventure.


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Budding entrepreneurs face a challenging road. The path is not made any easier by all the clich�s they hear about how to make a startup succeed--from platitudes and conventional wisdom to downright contradictions. This witty and wise guide to the dilemmas of entrepreneurship debunks widespread misconceptions about how the world of startups works and offers hard-earned advic Budding entrepreneurs face a challenging road. The path is not made any easier by all the clich�s they hear about how to make a startup succeed--from platitudes and conventional wisdom to downright contradictions. This witty and wise guide to the dilemmas of entrepreneurship debunks widespread misconceptions about how the world of startups works and offers hard-earned advice for every step of the journey. Instead of startup myths--legends spun from a fantasy version of Silicon Valley--Rizwan Virk provides startup models--frameworks that help make thoughtful decisions about starting, growing, managing, and selling a business. Rather than dispensing simplistic rules, he mentors readers in the development of a mental toolkit for approaching challenges based on how startup markets evolve in real life. In snappy prose with savvy pop-culture and real-world examples, Virk recasts entrepreneurship as a grand adventure. He points out the pitfalls that appear along the way and offers insights into how to avoid them, sharing the secrets of founding a startup, raising money, hiring and firing, when to enter a market and when to exit, and how to value a company. Virk combines lessons learned the hard way during his twenty-five years of founding, investing in, and advising startups with reflections from well-known venture capitalists and experts. His candid advice makes Startup Myths and Models an ideal guide for those readers just embarking on the startup life and those looking for their next adventure.

43 review for Startup Myths and Models: What You Won't Learn in Business School

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tonya Aiossa

    I graded this book on the Entreprising Rubric and it scored 85%, which is technically 4.25 stars. This is an excellent book on startups; specifically, how to think about startups. Virk is giving you the nuanced, detailed thinking of an investor—the kind you're unlikely to find in business school, but also unlikely to find anywhere but with an experienced founder/investor. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested or involved in startups. I graded this book on the Entreprising Rubric and it scored 85%, which is technically 4.25 stars. This is an excellent book on startups; specifically, how to think about startups. Virk is giving you the nuanced, detailed thinking of an investor—the kind you're unlikely to find in business school, but also unlikely to find anywhere but with an experienced founder/investor. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested or involved in startups.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Matt Hutson

    Do you like books about startups? There are so many out there. Rizwan Virk's Startup Myths and Models is a refreshing look at the Silicon Valley Startup. The content of the book gives the title meaning. So if you like books on startups, I recommend reading this. Use this book when you need it. It's not the type of book you want to read cover to cover and then be done with it. It's also not the type of book you truly need to read unless you are running your own business (unless you're just curious Do you like books about startups? There are so many out there. Rizwan Virk's Startup Myths and Models is a refreshing look at the Silicon Valley Startup. The content of the book gives the title meaning. So if you like books on startups, I recommend reading this. Use this book when you need it. It's not the type of book you want to read cover to cover and then be done with it. It's also not the type of book you truly need to read unless you are running your own business (unless you're just curious). Here's how packed the book is with useful and practical tips and strategies to overcome some of the most common mistakes and myths the startup world has created. The book includes: 6 Stages 19 Startup Myths 6 Bonus Startup Myths 9 Startup Models and 5 Startup Tools Just from looking at this description, you can see that Startup Myths and Models is a great book to dip into at the different startup life stages. Its vast knowledge is compacted into 254 pages of value. Mr. Virk also provides easy to analyze graphs and examples. Overall, this is a great companion book to some of the other books on the same topic such as The Lean Startup. I highly recommend it to anyone running a business.

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