Would it be valuable if you could sit down with a friend and listen to him as he described being an entrepreneur in great detail? What if he introduced you to other people who had been through similar experiences? How about if he described the emotional rollercoaster of starting, nurturing and then selling your business? Would this be important information?
If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should read, You Need to Be a Little Crazy by Barry Moltz.
Barry’s book is like having a conversation with a friend. The reader experiences the emotions that come with risking everything to control your own destiny.
This is not a check list book that offers theoretical advice. It’s written the way the entrepreneur lives life – by the seat of his pants. The value comes from actually feeling what it’s like to be in the middle of the uncertainty associated with the entrepreneurial lifestyle.
I find that the best learning comes from listening to other people and trying to put myself in their shoes. I like to think about what decisions I would make when they describe the problems that arise. I think about the potential impact of the decisions and how I would feel as I make them. Crazy gives you the opportunity to do just that.
If you thinking about starting your own business – or you want an entertaining, quick read – give Barry Moltz’s book a try. You’d be crazy not to.