The 100 Startup

Lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose—and earn a good living. “Thoughtful, funny, and compulsively readable, this guide shows how ordinary people can build solid livings, with independence and purpose, on their own terms ...

The  100 Startup

Lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose—and earn a good living. “Thoughtful, funny, and compulsively readable, this guide shows how ordinary people can build solid livings, with independence and purpose, on their own terms.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project Still in his early thirties, Chris Guillebeau completed a tour of every country on earth and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and focused on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment. Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It’s all about finding the intersection between your “expertise”—even if you don’t consider it such—and what other people will pay for. You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid. Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. Among Chris’s key principles: If you’re good at one thing, you’re probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish—sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins. In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.

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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future (2012) demonstrates how creative individuals can monetize their passions and attain independence from traditional employment. Author Chris Guillebeau argues that solo entrepreneurs can use their skills and personal interests to build a high income even when they only have a paltry amount of startup capital… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau Book Summary Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) A special genius who is capable of turning ideas into income is here to give back to the community by helping you earn big time, doing what you love. Dedicating your life to doing something you dislike is torture. You are preventing yourself from earning big money doing what you love to do. Chris Guillebeau considers that any passion of an individual can be monetized in some way or another and he's here to help you find out how you can make a living doing things that you love. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Don't waste your time living someone else's life." - Chris Guillebeau In The $100 Startup Guillebeau is here to make a statement. You can make large amounts of money doing what you love by just making an effort and investing a little amount of money. There are many people that have been moved by this book and by Chris' talks. Lots of them just invested $100 and are now earning $50,000 or more. Are you ready to be one of them? Stop being miserable doing work you loathe. It's time to take a chance in order to earn big and be happy. P.S. The $100 Startup is an amazing book made to change your life by helping you make a living doing what you actually love. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan

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101 Startup Lessons

The #1 reason nine out of ten starts ups fail is the fact they did not pivot fast
enough, or stayed too focused or ... That is not to say that 100% of all startups
require a pivot to succeed, as there are numerous examples of companies that
did just ...

101 Startup Lessons

A comprehensive, one-stop read for entrepreneurs who want actionable learnings about a wide range of startup and digital-related topics from George Deeb, a serial entrepreneur and partner at Red Rocket Ventures. The book is a startup executive's strategic "playbook", with "how-to" lessons about business in general, sales, marketing, technology, operations, human resources, finance, fund raising and more, including many case studies herein. We have demystified and synthesized the information an entrepreneur needs to strategize, fund, develop, launch and market their businesses. Join the 100,000+ readers who have already benefitted from this book, freely available and continuously updated on the Red Rocket Blog website. TESTIMONIALS David Rabjohns, Founder & CEO at MotiveQuest "George's passion, ideas and involvement with MotiveQuest has been "game changing" for us. From jumpstarting our sales and marketing plans and team, to productizing our business and procedures, Red Rocket has had an immediate and meaningful impact from day one. I highly recommend Red Rocket. If you want to grow, strap on the Red Rocket.“ Tyler Spalding, Founder & CEO at StyleSeek "Red Rocket has been a great investor for our business and vocal champion of our brand. As a proven entrepreneur himself, George has provided valuable insights and recommendations on how to best build my business. Red Rocket would be a great partner in helping build your business.“ Seth Rosenberg, SVP at Camping World "Red Rocket helped us do a high level assessment of our e-commerce efforts and assisted with the development of a digital strategy and marketing plan. Red Rocket identified some immediate opportunities, which we are implementing. I am pleased to recommend Red Rocket for your e-commerce and digital marketing needs.“ Andrew Hoog, Founder and CEO at viaForensics "As viaForensics experienced significant growth, we recognized the need for an experienced advisor with start-up chops who could help us refine critical steps in our transition from a service company to a product-based company. Red Rocket's expertise in growth planning including organizational structure, financial modeling and competitive analysis were instrumental in refining our strategy. He helped facilitate key decisions the management team needed to make in order to take the company to the next level. We are very pleased with Red Rocket's contributions to viaForensics and highly recommend his services to other start-ups facing similar growth.“ Jerry Freeman, Founder & CEO at PaletteApp “Red Rocket has been a key instigator in helping raise funds for PaletteApp. They have helped me tremendously in realizing what an investor wants to see and how best to present it. George has great experience and understanding of how to fund and launch a new company. We feel fortunate that he has thrown his hat into our arena.” Scott Skinger, CEO at TrainSignal "Red Rocket helped us in a variety of ways, from financial modeling to introductions to lenders. Their biggest win was helping us do preliminary investigative research on one of our competitors, that ultimately sparked a dialog that lead to the $23.6MM sale of our business to that company. We couldn't be more happy with Red Rocket's involvement with our business. Overall, a great advisor to have in your corner."

Startup Weekend

100 STARTUP WEEKEND is a failure of competence. But when we're searching,
there is no plan; in fact . . . failures are part of the process.'' People are particularly
uncomfortable with that part about failure. How do you explain that to ...

Startup Weekend

Tested principles for transforming an idea into a fully operational company Startup Weekend—the organization behind 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and create startups—has spawned both a global initiative in entrepreneurship as well as numerous successful startups. Startup Weekend, the book, contains best practices, lessons learned, and empowering examples derived from the organization's experiences for individuals and small organizations to follow as they launch businesses. Each of the key beliefs outlined has been tested by Startup Weekend and has yielded powerful results. The principles described in each chapter will give any business idea a greater chance for success. Chapter topics include trust and empowerment, flexible organizational structures, the power of experiential education, action-based networking, and much more Describes consequences for startup development as entrepreneurs and founders begin doing much more, even faster Profiles successful Startup Weekend companies, including two powerful examples: Memolane, an application that captures a user's online life in one timeline making it easy for users to travel back in time and relive memories; and Foodspotting, a mobile and desktop app that allows users to find and share the foods they love Apply these simple actionable principles to launch your own startup revolution.

Every Book Is a Startup

I was fortunate to be a firsthand beneficiary of her efforts during the launch of The
100 Best Business Books ofAll Time in 2009. At corporate events, like the one I
spoke at, as well as her other events, Kim brought together wonderful groups of ...

Every Book Is a Startup

The publishing industry has responded to the emergence of digital technologies with many useful and innovative products, but the business of publishing has not yet reinvented itself for this new era—old, outdated models prevail, limiting both vision and opportunity. Every Book Is a Startup provides a roadmap for publishing professionals interested in bringing a fresh, entrepreneurial approach to the business of book publishing, based on techniques proven effective in the world of tech startups. This book shows you how to apply tech industry concepts such as customer development, validated learning, and pivots to create publishing business practices that are agile, flexible, and highly profitable. Here at O'Reilly Media, we've incorporated many of these techniques into our own publishing business, including "release early, release often." With that in mind, the initial release of this project discusses two core ideas for how this new way of thinking can be applied to book publishing, and solicits your ideas about what we might include in future releases of this book. What do you want to know more about? Would a variety of case studies be helpful? Let us know! The current ebook release of Every Book Is a Startup is priced at $7.99; subsequent releases will be priced higher. Buy the current release now and you'll receive all updates at no additional cost. A print edition will be available for purchase when the book is complete.

Thermal Hydraulics for Space Power Propulsion and Thermal Management System Design

Presented in this section are some of the thermal analysis results developed for
the 100-kWe SRPS described herein. These results ... Figure 12 shows the
internal reactor temperature-time heating history resulting from this startup
strategy. o ...

Thermal Hydraulics for Space Power  Propulsion  and Thermal Management System Design


Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion

Local high ash content anthracite and lean coal that are very difficult to burn out
are used in the 100 MW CFB boiler. The results of the 100MW CFB boiler shows
that the CFB boiler can run in 30% MCR and startup with two under bed burners,
 ...

Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion

The proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion (FBC) collect 9 plenary lectures and 175 peer-reviewed technical papers presented in the conference held in Xi'an China in May 18-21,2009. The conference was the 20th conference in a series, covering the latest fundamental research results, as well as the application experience from pilot plants, demonstrations and industrial units regarding to the FBC science and technology. It was co-hosted by Tsinghua University, Southeast University, Zhejiang University, China Electricity Council and Chinese Machinery Industry Federation. A particular feature of the proceedings is the balance between the papers submitted by experts from industry and the papers submitted by academic researchers, aiming to bring academic knowledge to application as well as to define new areas for research. The authors of the proceedings are the most active researchers, technology developers, experienced and representative facility operators and manufacturers. They presented the latest research results, state-of-the-art development and projects, and the useful experience. The proceedings are divided into following sections: • CFB Boiler Technology, Operation and Design • Fundamental Research on Fluidization and Fluidized Combustion • C02 Capture and Chemical Looping • Gasification • Modeling and Simulation on FBC Technology • Environments and Pollutant Control • Sustainable Fuels The proceedings can be served as idea references for researchers, engineers, academia and graduate students, plant operators, boiler manufacturers, component suppliers, and technical managers who work on FBC fundamental research, technology development and industrial application.

Live For Free The Chronicles of A Nerd Saving For A Startup

Since 1998 I have maintained a 100% satisfaction rating both as a buyer and a
seller on eBay. *Note: Although eBay has removed buyer feedback, I believe the
strong negative backlash and slow user attrition will eventually cause eBay to ...

Live For Free   The Chronicles of A Nerd Saving For A Startup


Which Factors Determine the Success or Failure of Startup Companies

Therefore, founders with a high tolerance for stress have a valuable asset. In
contrast to common belief, after closely watching over 100 startup companies in
the past two decades, Furr/Ahlstrom (2011: 5) discovered that attributes such as ...

Which Factors Determine the Success or Failure of Startup Companies

Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Company formation, Business Plans, grade: 2,0, Andrássy Gyula Deutschsprachige Universität Budapest, language: English, abstract: As more and more startup companies are founded every year worldwide, building up one’s own business does not get easier. Since 9 out of 10 startups fail, future entrepreneurs are well advised to take a look at potential reasons for failure and success. Learning from others’ mistakes and studying success stories can improve their own performance and help to avoid critical errors. The academic paper at hand will provide valuable insights for entrepreneurs. After delivering an overview of the most commonly used terms and definitions in the startup scene, chapter 6 will describe the components of a business idea and how experts can assess a company’s value. Subsequently, the most important factors for a startup company’s success, according to literature review, will be listed and illustrated. Various standpoints of academic research and studies will be discussed. Delineating both internal and external factors, this thesis not only delivers a synoptic view of potential challenges inside a startup as well as in its ecosystem, but also juxtaposes these influences in opposition. The second part of this paper analyzes a series of interviews with twelve startup founders from three different regions (the province of North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany, Budapest in Hungary and the state of California in the US). Their views and experiences will be summarized and put into the context of their respective startup ecosystem. This way, the study is able to provide an understanding of the distinctive attributes of these ecosystems. Furthermore, the interviewees’ challenges and advices will be compared to previously reviewed literature. Therefore, the reader is able to gain insights from an academic perspective, as well as from real-life examples.

Startup Life

Amy makes the vast majority of decisions about which nonprofits to support, but
for large grants, Brad wants to know what the rationale behind the ... c08.indd
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Startup Life

Real life insights on what it takes to make it in a relationship with an entrepreneur Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next "startup" challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewarding lives, time is always short and relationships are often long-distant and stressed because of extended periods apart. Coping with these, and other obstacles, are critical if an entrepreneur and their partner intend on staying together—and staying happy. In Startup Life, Brad Feld—a Boulder, Colorado-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist—shares his own personal experiences with his wife Amy, offering a series of rich insights into successfully leading a balanced life as a human being who wants to play as hard as he works and who wants to be as fulfilled in life and in work. With this book, Feld distills his twenty years of experience in this field to addresses how the village of startup people can put aside their workaholic ways and lead rewarding lives in all respects. Includes real-life examples of entrepreneurial couples who have had successful relationships and what works for them Provides practical advice for adapting to change and overcoming the inevitable ups and downs associated with the entrepreneurial lifestyle Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who has been an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for more than twenty years While there's no "secret formula" to relationship success in the world of the entrepreneur, there are ways to making navigation of this territory easier. Startup Life is a well-rounded guide that has the insights and advice you need to succeed in both your personal and business life.

Maverick Startup

I'll start with a couple of products from the consumer world and see if you can pick
up on it: A Uncrustables A 100-Calorie Packs A 8-Minute Abs A Time shares A
101 Nights of Grrreat Sex A The Real World A Club Med A 24 All of these ...

Maverick Startup

The Intangibles. The X-Factors. 1. The Big Idea 2. Your Vision 3. High Margins and Premium Prices 4. Get It Out The Door 5. Test and Improve 6. Listen and Shift 7. Create Zealots 8. What's Next? 9. Tap Your Mastermind 10. Create the Fun 11. Create the Impact Shattering the myth that you need money to make money, serial entrepreneur and millionaire Yanik Silver reveals the 11 X-Factors to turn your big idea into even bigger profits—without taking on debt, partnering with outside investors, or even writing a business plan. We’re not talking your typical B-school advice. These are the real-world, underground insights that can take your idea from a little concept on a napkin to throwing off serious revenue in a way that supports and builds up whatever else is important to you These maverick rules are the “little hinges” that swing big doors of opportunity, applied by the most successful and innovative entrepreneurs who dared to fast track their big idea, blaze their own path and simply write their own rules for success. The MAVERICK philosophy: Set your own rules Make more money Have more fun Experience a rich life And give more to make a difference

The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business

The computer network was based on telephone lines and required a new
technology known as packet switching to move data on telephone lines between
computers. After its startup in 1969, ARPAnet evolved into several innovations in
the ...

The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business

This reference book details the top 100 groundbreaking events in the history of American business, featuring case studies of successful companies who challenged traditional operating paradigms, historical perspectives on labor laws, management practices, and economic climates, and an examination of the impact of these influences on today's business practices. * Chronology of key events in the history of American business from 1630 to the present * Helpful sidebars of the evolution of key terms used today * Comprehensive index includes category, company names, personal names, and cross references to other events * Suggestions for further reading for each article * 10 relevant charts and tables * Appendix of relevant sources * 80 key primary documents supporting major events in American business

The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life

Themost interesting thing about Untours is thatall profits are plowed into
theUntours Foundation,which giveslowinterest startup loans to people who
normally couldn'tgetloans. Since the foundation began in 1992, ithas given
hundreds of loans ...

The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life

Travel statistics say that baby boomers travel more than any other age group in America—and that an ever increasing number of them are looking for ways to spend their leisure time in substantial, meaningful ways. One especially fast-growing area of interest is the "experience-driven" or "wellness" vacation, a proactive approach based on the idea that true recreation involves positive engagement: acquiring a new skill or volunteering to share your own expertise; exercising your intellect or extending yourself in some creative, physical, or spiritual way. In response to such aspirations, this timely book showcases a broad range of the most life-enriching getaways in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with something for every taste and every interest. Here are programs dedicated to kayaking lessons, mountain biking, yoga instruction, and more. Perhaps you'd prefer to spend an arts and crafts holiday focused on a creative activity like cooking, painting, or woodworking. Imagine studying French in a Maine village, learning about nutrition at a historic North Carolina spa, or helping rebuild the devastated communities of the Gulf Coast. Weave a Navajo rug; make a film in New York; learn to surf in Mexico; or choose any of scores of other possibilities. Elegantly designed and packed with attractive and fun descriptions, detailed travel information, lists of unique activities, and special sidebars, this unusual resource tells you all you need to know to ensure that your next vacation won't just be time off—it will be time well spent.

The Tech Entrepreneur s Survival Guide How to Bootstrap Your Startup Lead Through Tough Times and Cash In for Success

Your first startup may take anywhere from a few months to a few decades to
mature. ... Today, 55 of the 100 richest people in America are entrepreneurs.5
Unfortunately, these examples of financial success constitute a minuscule
percentage of ...

The Tech Entrepreneur s Survival Guide  How to Bootstrap Your Startup  Lead Through Tough Times  and Cash In for Success

Most technology startups never make it to the funding stage, and only a small percentage of those that are venture-backed generate a positive return for their investors. An even smaller number of startup founders enjoy a truly prosperous exit. Bernd Schoner cofounded his tech startup during the dot-com bust, navigated it through market crises and internal turmoil, brought it through the global financial meltdown intact, and eventually sold it to a multibillion-dollar, multinational public technology company. In The Tech Entrepreneur's Survival Guide, Bernd shares what he learned and what he wished he knew at the time. He explains the major phases in a technology company's life cycle, helping entrepreneurs avoid common pitfalls and survive crises when they strike. He guides readers from the initial bootstrapping process through venture-capital financing and provides valuable advice on how to sell a technology company profitably--even in a challenging economic environment. Every chapter presents solutions to realworld issues that could otherwise have fatal consequences for a tech venture. Aspiring tech entrepreneurs will learn to: Set up shop: build the team, assemble necessary startup assets (including technology and intellectual property), get legal and financial affairs in order Secure capital: ask for money, nail the term sheet, ask for more money Get out: know when to sell, who to sell to, and how to make it a happy exit for all stakeholders, including the employees Written with deep insight, refreshing candor, and a dash of humor, this comprehensive guide to the often harsh realities of startup life is indispensable for entrepreneurs at any stage. PRAISE FOR THE TECH ENTREPRENEUR'S SURVIVAL GUIDE: "A genuine narrative from the field, with battle scars and self-reflection. Reading this book will help you avoid many pitfalls." -- Nicholas Negroponte, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab "There's a lot of great insights and practical advice for the entrepreneur in this book, stuff you normally won't read or hear unless you buy some hard-bitten company founder a few drinks. If you are launching a technology startup, reading this book is the thing you should do first." -- Mark Roberti, founder and editor in chief of RFID Journal "I wish I had read Bernd's book when we founded The Echo Nest. Bernd touches on all the major issues in the initial formation stages of a tech company and many of the problems that come up when the company matures. If you are thinking of founding your own tech startup, read this book first." -- Tristan Jehan, cofounder of The Echo Nest "A visceral, behind-the-scenes guide to technology entrepreneurship. Bernd tells it like it is and presents a universe of solutions to tricky startup situations that can significantly improve the odds of success. Indispensable." -- Larry Begley, cofounder and managing director at .406 Ventures "The best-laid business plans never survive contact with reality. Bernd has provided a comprehensive guide to anticipating the unexpected in the life of a startup." -- Neil Gershenfeld, professor and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Bits and Atoms

The Lean Entrepreneur

For an amusing and eye-opening read on the frailty of human rationality, 3. http://
lean-startup.meetup.com. please read ... Chris Guillebeau, The $100 Startup:
Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New
Future ...

The Lean Entrepreneur

You are not a Visionary… yet. The Lean Entrepreneur shows you how to become one. Most of us believe entrepreneurial visionaries are born, not made. Our media glorify business outliers like Bezos, Branson, Gates, and Jobs as heroes with X-ray vision who can look to the future, see clearly what will be, imagine a fully formed product or experience and then, simply make the vision real. Many in our entrepreneur community still believe that to be visionary, we must merely execute on a seemingly good idea and ignore all doubt. With this mindset, companies build doomed products in a vacuum; enterprises make ill-fated innovation investment decisions; and employees and shareholders come along for an uncomfortable ride. Falling prey to the Myth of the Visionary confuses talented entrepreneurs, product managers, innovators and investors. It leads us to heartbreaking, costly and preventable failures in new product and venture development. The Lean Entrepreneur moves us beyond this myth. It combines powerful customer insight, rapid experimentation and easily actionable data from the Lean Startup methodology to empower individuals, companies, and entire teams to evolve their vision, solve problems, and create value at the speed of the Internet. Anyone can be visionary. The Lean Entrepreneur shows you how to: Apply actionable tips, tricks and hacks from successful lean entrepreneurs. Leverage the Innovation Spectrum to disrupt existing markets and create new ones. Drive strategies for efficient market testing with Minimal Viable Products. Engage customers with Viability Testing and radically reduce time and budget for product development. Rapidly create cross-functional innovation teams that devour roadblocks and set new benchmarks. Bring your organization critical focus on the power of loyal customers and valuable products you can build to serve them. Leverage instructive tools, skill-building exercises, and worksheets along with bonus online videos.

Startup Guide to Guerrilla Marketing

THE FULLY OCCUPIED BUILDING A series of apartment buildings in Los
Angeles had a 70 percent occupancy rate. But one of the buildings had a 100
percent occupancy rate. How did this happen? That particular building put up a
sign that ...

Startup Guide to Guerrilla Marketing

More than two decades and dozens of bestselling books have proven that guerrilla marketing is the number one low-cost method for marketing a business. If you’re abusiness owner who wants to take advantage of its powerful, effective techniques but don’t know where to start, the man who started it all teaches you just what to do. Jay Conrad Levinson, the father of guerrilla marketing, and Jeannie Levinson have teamed up to produce a beginner-oriented guide that shows business owners how to get started with guerrilla marketing. Presented with a generous supply of true-life stories from the Levinsons’ rich experience, it breathes life into the hottest and most well-known school of marketing so that readers are able to compete with assurance and market profitably. Covering the whole spectrum of marketing it takes readers from neophytes to guerrillas in 288 pages. Action-packed chapters include: • The personality of a marketing guerrilla • Guerrilla marketing defined • Succeeding with a guerrilla marketing attack • Selecting guerrilla marketing weapons • Creating a seven-sentence guerrilla marketing plan • Making a guerrilla marketing calendar • Launching your attack • Maintaining your campaign This is the ideal volume for first-time marketers who want to use guerrilla marketing techniques to bring their business to the top.