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Are you a “Wannabe” entrepreneur in school or college with big dreams in your eyes?“Friday night after drinks” aspiring entrepreneur in your 20s30s?“Ready to go” soon to be entrepreneur?“Already on the train” entrepreneur?Loved ones of any of the above wifehusband boyfriendgirlfriend friend parents?An aspiring VCangel investor who has never built a business?This book has been especially written for youIf you've played sports you already know how you prepare is as important as how you play Starting up a business is no different it needs preparationThis preparation is about understanding your “why”; about generating and testing busi If you fall in the range of being an individual who is to start up a business but are confused or somebody who has started a business recently The book gets you face to face with the most critical uestions you should ask yourself the aspects you must consider in this phase The writer explains every point he makes with exemplary cases which makes it an authentic and an interesting readMany books inspire you to create business and many teach you how to the important uestions that remain to be addressed are Why What and When of the business and this book fills that lacunae If you want a spreadsheet that helps you evaluate your decision of starting up grab this book right awayFor a detailed review my link text

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Before You Start Up

Hile he got his Bachelors in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from IIM Bangalore there was always an itch an itch to start a business He started his company in 2008 and ran it for three years His experience was bitter sweet The business generated good cash but failed to grow He then took a break moved to the USA and joined McKinsey and Company Ever since he has worked across the world in the technology industry His work is now focused on applying Artificial Intelligence for the benefit of companies He continues to be involved in the world of entrepreneurship as an angel investor and as an advisor to startups in the Silicon Valley and India 1000 times worth to read for aspiring entrepreneursOne book every budding entrepreneurs have to read I have read so many startup related booksBut this one summarized the hard truth about starting up and most importantly it encouraged me than discouragement about starting my own Essential but Unplanned years His experience was bitter sweet The business generated good cash but failed to grow He then took a break moved to the USA and joined McKinsey and Company Ever since he has worked across the world in the technology industry His work is now focused on applying Artificial Intelligence for the benefit of companies He continues to be involved in the world of entrepreneurship as an angel investor and as an advisor to startups in the Silicon Valley and India 1000 times worth to read for aspiring entrepreneursOne book every budding entrepreneurs have to read I have read so many startup related booksBut this one summarized the hard truth about starting up and most importantly it encouraged me than discouragement about starting my own

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Ness ideas; about building your founding team; about talking to your family; about taking care of your career and your finances It is about getting mentally prepared to get started This book will help you ask the right uestions It will guide you steer you towards finding your answersYou are ambitious You are a go getter You are destined to win This book will help get you what you deserveAbout the AuthorPankaj Goyal grew up in a typical Indian middle class family in Rajasthan In a family of government employees he was taught the standard script to build your career “Work hard on academics and get the highest scores” And that’s the path he took W This one by Pankaj Goyal is a dummies guide for entrepreneurs that lives up to its name This is not your usual 'How to' success story guide that people write to after they have built a successful company or an empire A start up already adorns the shining pages of their CV Instead this one is written by an entrepreneur who failedThe author tells learning from his own three year stint as an entrepreneur He is a well read and discerning individual who gives up his lucrative consulting job at a top firm abroad and comes back to Delhi to try his hand at a start up It does well in the first year but the company begin to lose track in the critical second year and eventually he has to shut shop in the third What this book tells you is to prepare well before you start up The book is divided into seven chapters The author takes his story as a reference point and keeps telling us the difference between 'what we usually do' and 'what should be done' at every stage of your journey Relevant uotes and examples from successful entrepreneurs are also provided every time a new line of thought is discussed A gamut of examples are taken from from some of the cult books on start up like 'The Lean Start Up' and 'The Hard Thing about Hard Things' with an intention to give the reader a holistic view of a thought It also has some interesting frameworks like invented by the author himself like 'How to choose a co founder' and '5 things you surely need' when you start up The introduction chapter itself sets the base where all myths are busted and all your dreams shatter when the author shows the mirror to you If you have an idea brewing in your mind and are a budding entrepreneur the chapter will almost break you down But this is very necessary to make the reader aware of what is to come next and than that make them realize that taking the plunge is probably the most important decision they will take in their professional lifeApart from start up tips the book delves deep into the psyche of a start up founder and what goes into their mind at each stage of the start up Finally it tells you that life doesn't end if you fail at your start up and there is always something brighter waiting for you on the other side of the tunnel


10 thoughts on “Before You Start Up

  1. says:

    If you fall in the range of being an individual who is to start up a business but are confused or somebody who has started a business recently The book gets you face to face with the most critical uestions you should ask yourself the aspects you must consider in this phase The writer explains every point he makes with exemplary cases which makes it an authentic and an interesting readMany books inspire you to create business and many teach you how to the important uestions that remain to be addressed are Why What and When of the business and this book fills that lacunae If you want a spreadsheet that helps you evaluate your decision of starting up grab this book right awayFor a detailed review my link text


  2. says:

    The book mainly offers the knowledge about what preparations are needed before entering the market There are many wonderful experiences shared by the Author of his own life or of other successful Entrepreneurs These experiences give a practical perception and are very informativeAuthor Pankaj Goyal explains in the book that the only perfect way to begin your start up journey is to do it with proper preparations He touches many important topics like How to evaluate a business idea The Financial Hurdles Recruitment problems How Young Employees can be hired etc Practical solutions provided by the author for every start up problem gave me some insights which I had not even thought ofLike most of the start up based books This one doesn't simply offer definitions of difficult terms It makes difficult topics simpler to understand and offers practical examples Almost every topic is covered about Start up This book is perfect tool to begin your start up journey with A bible for all the young entrepreneurs


  3. says:

    Consise and to the point; sometimes very negative


  4. says:

    The debut novel of Pankaj Goyal Before You Start Up is about preparing for the life of an entrepreneur This book offers insight on than having an idea evaluating it the financial hurdle and other pragmatic steps of launching your own product or a service company It is a business book that I recommend especially to someone who might have doubts in their mind about the journeyDoubts are not at all like holes in the brain cells They are an essential part of a critical thinking process But they often lead to low creativity levels I urge not to dwell in them much Instead read this book The first 50 pages of this book are highly critical The authorentrepreneur himself starts by telling his own journey a brief period of three years of his own product All over the book he has used uotes and cites text from the book that is already bestsellers and popular in the business world as well as with readers He refers to the to his story in between the chapters But that is not the reason I want you to read this bookThis book offers a lot of pragmatic advice that is important to observe if not implement all of it I suggest you take his advice and his personal experience as his own point of view but at the same time you will find things useful The world is full of them You have your own and that is very necessary No one has succeeded in their life by walking the track already exists It is not a linear track for anyone The topics this book puts emphasis on are the generation of an idea evaluating it finding a co founder but most important one I found is understanding your why It is all about your why Everything starts and end at the why part Best chapter of the book I would sayRest as I said his opinions are his own I do not agree with his three year breakup analogy of running a startup You cannot judge a company or a product with that What if it fails in the fourth year? He sounds too harsh in first pages of the book which in my opinion could have been anatomizing over the book instead of appearing all at once with reasoning and understanding of the reader especially the first time readers Here at this point the author assumes the reader is already familiar with the sense of a topic What if he is not?35 out of 5


  5. says:

    This one by Pankaj Goyal is a dummies guide for entrepreneurs that lives up to its name This is not your usual 'How to' success story guide that people write to after they have built a successful company or an empire A start up already adorns the shining pages of their CV Instead this one is written by an entrepreneur who failedThe author tells learning from his own three year stint as an entrepreneur He is a well read and discerning individual who gives up his lucrative consulting job at a top firm abroad and comes back to Delhi to try his hand at a start up It does well in the first year but the company begin to lose track in the critical second year and eventually he has to shut shop in the third What this book tells you is to prepare well before you start up The book is divided into seven chapters The author takes his story as a reference point and keeps telling us the difference between 'what we usually do' and 'what should be done' at every stage of your journey Relevant uotes and examples from successful entrepreneurs are also provided every time a new line of thought is discussed A gamut of examples are taken from from some of the cult books on start up like 'The Lean Start Up' and 'The Hard Thing about Hard Things' with an intention to give the reader a holistic view of a thought It also has some interesting frameworks like invented by the author himself like 'How to choose a co founder' and '5 things you surely need' when you start up The introduction chapter itself sets the base where all myths are busted and all your dreams shatter when the author shows the mirror to you If you have an idea brewing in your mind and are a budding entrepreneur the chapter will almost break you down But this is very necessary to make the reader aware of what is to come next and than that make them realize that taking the plunge is probably the most important decision they will take in their professional lifeApart from start up tips the book delves deep into the psyche of a start up founder and what goes into their mind at each stage of the start up Finally it tells you that life doesn't end if you fail at your start up and there is always something brighter waiting for you on the other side of the tunnel


  6. says:

    A MUST READ FOR TODAY'S WANNABE ENTREPRENEURSThe book will take you through the journey of Start up and will prepare you with all the necessary if buts before starting your own venture It actually wants you to showcase the reality of starting up and Difficulty it will bring to you and your personal lifesince we only hear about success stories and no one talk about that 9 out 10 start up fail First 75 pages were of a horror movie which gives you all possible reason for not starting any new venture because we just think it's cool to do so without having any preparation at all Major points he talked about1 Why Understanding the Why ? why we want to start a new business 2 Business Idea Generation what are the ways to get new business Ideas 3 How to choose your co founder What all we keep in mind before going into a partnership even if we know our co founder for years this was well explained and made some sense as well4 It also takes about few entrepreneurs in between by sharing their experiencesBooks being used to uote1 Zero to one Peter Thiel2 The hard thing about Hard things B Horowitz3 The 4 Hour Work Week T FerrissWhat the book is not about1 How to raise fund2 How to start up with your business Idea The way forward3 If you raise money what are the ways for valuation for your company4 Bootstrap Seed Funding Bridge funding Series FundingI recommend this book to everyone reading this review


  7. says:

    A small book which shares key pointers regarding Why Startup It specifies that one should have a clear why before diving in alongwith other few advices This why will help go through the lows of the journey Being patient is one of the most important skill which an entrepreneur must have Writer also recommends to have your family close in this journey and also recommends to have the tough conversation regarding euity and vesting period with your co founder right at the beginning of the journey Overall a good short read of 3 hours


  8. says:

    Entry level for beginners aspiring entrepreneurs who wanted to step in to the startup world This book helps you in overall view of a startup journey like how's it going to affect you what makes you drive? How can you keep the motivation up? What are all the struggles? Why do you want to startup? It answers all these uestions and helps you prepare in advance before you enter in to the startup world


  9. says:

    1000 times worth to read for aspiring entrepreneursOne book every budding entrepreneurs have to read I have read so many startup related booksBut this one summarized the hard truth about starting up and most importantly it encouraged me than discouragement about starting my own


  10. says:

    I read many books on start up entrepreneur journey this was the best for following reasons1 real and indian context it's not about ideas for start up it is about making you prepare for high and lows start up journey well in advance2 the closest to reality of any start upentrepreneur journey3 very structured and covered all aspects of start up journey


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