Monday, July 23, 2007

My Start Up Life

My Start Up Life is unlike the typical business book. This book details the experience of a teenage entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. The book is full of sage wisdom that much older and more experienced business professionals take years to learn.

It would be unusual for the average teenage boy to succeed in a similar endeavor. Ben Casnocha had numerous advantages that made it possible for him to succeed. He had supportive parents, with deep pockets. He attended a private school with supportive teachers. He lived in the heart of Silicon Valley. His parents had the right connections for networking. He had the basic technical skills. What he had more of was drive, ambition, and persistence. He was willing to outsource the things he didn't know.

There are a lot of little lessons in the book that any small business owner can learn from. I don't think we have seen the last of Ben Casnocha. Now that he is off to college, I expect he will continue to make waves in the tech industry.

Book Rating: 4 Stars

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