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Disciplined Entrepreneurship‎ Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated comprehensive and proven 24 step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply You will learnWhy the “F” word – focus – is crucial to a startup’s successCommon obstacles that entrepreneurs face – and how to overcome themHow to use innovation to stand out in the crowd – it’s not just about technologyWhether you’re a first time or repeat entrepreneur


10 thoughts on “Disciplined Entrepreneurship‎

  1. says:

    This book is a must read A defined methodology with 24 steps who talks about the importance of Market Segmentation creating personas calculate the Total Addressable Market how to uantify the value proposition chart competition design a business model and pricing framework Lifetime Value and Cost of Customer Acuisition Identify and Test Key assumptions Define and create the Minimun Viable Business Product among other important steps to check if your business idea is really worth pursuing


  2. says:

    I met Bill Aulet during an executive program in MIT His lectures were around the ideas presented in this book The book is one of the best books I ever read on start up techniues not only does it give you a step by step approach for a start up business but it also opens your eyes and prepares you for challenges you would probably have struggled through in your first venture Interestingly and unlike other books on the topic the first few steps urges you to start with the customer in mind It encourages the entrepreneur to delve deep into the customers needs and specify the best customer for your venture which can enable you to build a beach head strategy that would allow a uick and strategic expansion to other customers If you are willing to start a new company and enter into an entrepreneurial venture then this book is for you It's a road map of what you need to do and what you need to prepare for during your journey I highly recommend it


  3. says:

    SO two things1 I met Bill at a lecture in Chicago put on by some MIT alumni I got the book much like some waffle fries FOR FREE I feel the need to disclose this so people don't think I'm shilling for Bill's book and to kind of nerdbrag a little bit2 I stopped reading about 25% of the way through Why? Because my business is not at the stage where I need his RIDICULOUSLY THOROUGH guidance I wish I had this 3 years ago So I stopped reading because I am going to give it to someone else who will put it to use RIGHT NOW I skimmedspeed read most of the restThat said the parts I focused on were great It has a lot of shades of Startup Owners Manual and Lean Startup which makes sense consdiering those are two seminal tomes of the Entrepreneurship world The book is presented beautifully It's a combination of a graphic novel coffee table book and a technical manual Leave it to MIT to make that work It's punctuated by cartoons tastefully not cheesy and visualizations The production uality is top notchI will loan any of my friends my copy if you promise three things1 WRITE ALL OVER THE BOOK Marginal notes sketches commentary highlights circles dog earsbeat it up My books are a living library They contain notes from the people I've lent to as well as my own2 USE THE KNOWLEDGE OR GIVE IT BACK No jokers No paperback cowboys 3 RETURN IT TO ME OR pass it along to someone else who will abide by these rules and then return it back to you or me


  4. says:

    I've been flirting with the idea of graduate school for a few years now and decided to sit in on a couple MBA classes to help inform my indecision One of these classes focused on tech entrepreneurship and the professor assigned readings from this book by Bill Aulet I had never heard of the book before and saw it was not well read on Goodreads or I decided to take a chance on it anywayAfter reading half of the book I had to stop Here's why the title is a bit misleading I thought I was going to get a Peter Drucker classic management book about the discipline and work ethic of successful entrepreneurs of all types Instead the book is a manual with illustrations to give it a casual feel and ah ha phrases that are in most business books The case studies are very thin and mainly about just one startup the author was in I was also disappointed the book was only about entrepreneurship for new productstech innovation and left out SMEs small and medium enterprises entirelyWhile the book was a bit too light for my taste it does give a useful and accurate outline of the typical tech entrepreneur's startup trajectory A good book for the tech start up wannabe but not necessary for people who want to become disciplined entrepreneurs


  5. says:

    great book hat shows the MIT approach you have some innovation technical or another type but that it relies on your knowhow and is not easy to be reproduced and you need to commercialize it The book guides through all the steps from selecting and finding the market doing market research and finding the beachhead market to MVP and customer interviews


  6. says:

    Update I read this book again however I went through the steps using detoolboxcom It seemed informative but I was still a little disappointed that some aspects of creating and developing the product and finding manufacturers was not mentioned At times it seemed a little dumb to go through this process with data that was not accurateI read this book for class and it seemed like a good book if you want to start an entrepreneurship The author seemed like he was very conceited of himself and MIT which was something I didn't like about the book I am currently going through these steps using detoolboxcom so I will update my thoughts and rating after I have completed all the steps and see how they worked


  7. says:

    Bill wrote this book during my short stay at MIT in 2011 Im proud to have a chapter based on the work I did during one of his great classes Very helpful book if you are planning to start a new venture


  8. says:

    I found this to be a bit of a dry read for something on the topic of the typically lively subject of entrepreneurship Full disclosure I listened to the book on audible and I found the reader to be a bit irritating to listen to so that may have influenced my rating somewhat Overall a pretty decent read for a templated step by step approach to new ventures


  9. says:

    My goto reading suggestion for anyone wanting to get into entrepreneurship


  10. says:

    Disciplined Entrepreneurship 24 Steps to a Successful Startup by Bill Aulet was chosen by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the Top 30 Business Books of 2014THE SOUNDVIEW REVIEWHuman history has seen certain occupations lifted to a pedestal during a particular era What explorers were to the Age of Discovery and artists were to the Renaissance entrepreneurs now occupy places of highest esteem in today’s global marketplace However MIT professor and serial entrepreneur Bill Aulet takes a different view of the start up In his book Disciplined Entrepreneurship 24 Steps to a Successful Startup he’s not looking to knock down the entrepreneur’s pedestal but instead raise the masses to the same levelIf you’re currently entrenched in a large organization and thinking of striking out on your own you might want to consult Aulet’s book before you start courting venture capital Disciplined Entrepreneurship delivers compact doses of truth alongside the uestions you need to answer to rapidly start and grow a business Aulet is not afraid to take a hammer to some rock solid myths such as the belief that an entrepreneurial venture is commonly the work of a lone hero CEOThe 24 steps in Disciplined Entrepreneurship are grouped into six themes Each set of steps answers one of six uestions Who is Your Customer What Can Your Customer Do For You How Does Your Customer Acuire Your Product How Do You Make Money Off Your Product How Do You Design Build Your Product and How Do You Scale Your Business? All of the steps reinforce Aulet’s overarching theme that entrepreneurship can be taught None of the uestions can be properly answered without the reader first answering the uestion that Aulet suggests every would be entrepreneur answer What can I do well that I would love to do for an extended period of timeIf you are able to answer that uestion you’ve taken an important first step Disciplined Entrepreneurship will help you put the right foot forward on all 24 steps that followSoundview's 8 page Executive Book Summary of Disciplined Entrepreneurship is available here


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