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“Reality check,” a book for realistically visionary entrepreneurs

October 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Guy Kawasaki just gave me “Reality Check.” It is a sequel to “The Art of the Start”. Contrary to most sequels, it is an extremely good one. “The Art of the Start” became the starting point of a discussion between Guy and entrepreneurs, and among entrepreneurs – reality-checking the “Art of the Start”. Great interactive relationship, except that it ended up being somewhat volatile as relatively few people browse through the archives of even the most active blogs. “I grew frustrated with the shortcomings of blogging, which I began to do in earnest in 2006 with my blog How to Change the World,” Guy says. “I quickly learned that people rarely scroll past the home page of a blog or search for previous material.” I am glad Guy took the time to restage piles of comments (huge enterprise!) into this crisp 460 pages new desk-and-bedside guide for entrepreneurs. To the point, loaded with invaluable tips, thought provoking, and entertaining. I love Guy’s free, sometimes abrasive, style. Just as I did with “The Art of the Start,” I’ll tell all the entrepreneurs I help and/or mentor to read “Reality Check”. They will save thousands of dollars and we will get in the thick of things on day one.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alain Rossmann // Oct 15, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Will be a terrific book I am sure. Preorder is up on Amazon for Oct 30 delivery. I am getting mine!

  • 2 Julien // Oct 15, 2008 at 4:34 am

    Ok, it’s in my Amazon’s whish list!

    And congratz for the new blog!

  • 3 Pierre-François Mourier // Oct 15, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    I love the oxymoron (of course I do!): realistically visionary. “Tout un programme”, as Général de Gaulle used to say…

    By the way: let’s acknowledge the birth of what will certainly be a terrific blog!

  • 4 Dominique Gibert // Oct 16, 2008 at 6:50 am

    “Marylene’s Golden touch”. Bravo!

  • 5 ppmartin // Oct 26, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Thank you for these interesting thoughts and a big welcome to your new blog!

  • 6 Stephen Howard-Sarin // Oct 29, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I humbly suggest – as the digital version of a back-cover flap — everyone watch Guy on the BNET video: It’s worth it solely for his attempt to frame the bank bailout package. “Art of the Start” is one of the very few business books I’ve re-read; I use it as a source of motivation for doing great things *inside* a big company. It’s great to have a Marylene-endorsed sequel!

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