The Bootstrappers manifesto2012
This one is about The Bootstrappers Bible.
I have seen many quotes from this book all over the Internet.
Seth Godin does write good things. This book is actually nearly 10 years old. But still is very relevant today.
I have highlighted several quotes which I would like to post as notes to myself. so I can come back to them later.
“For me, a bootstrapper isnʼt a particular demographic or even a certain financial situation. Instead, itʼs a state of mind.” – indeed, you have to have a little bit of financial intellect to understand how money works in our society.
“If a market can be bought with cash, a big company will do it.” – remember, a startup is not a big company. But giants do need much food to survive. Bootstrappers don’t.
“You canʼt hire nine women to work really hard as a team and produce one baby in one month. Teamwork doesnʼt always make things faster” – good wisdom about finding right team members for your company.
“If you try to steal the giant’s lunch, the giant is likely to eat you for lunch.” – again, about food.
“The time to develop a multiple income source strategy is not when you run out of money. Then it will be too late.” – diversify income streams from a very start. Every good businessman knows it.
“Learn as you go. Change as you go. Building a business is like walking through a maze with many, many doors.” – stay hungry, stay foolish.