Book Review of Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Your City
Starting your own successful business can be very difficult especially in a rural community. The book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Brad Feld explains some of the potential issues of starting a business and how one community has addressed these problems.
This book review was written by my outstanding 2018 summer intern: Kenadie Terry. She is a decorated 4-H alum who is now a sophomore at Southern Utah University studying engineering and nursing. She wrote this review through the lense of Extension and how these professional s can build startup communities in their cities and towns.
Patiently building context
Just this week I was asked to contribute ideas for topics to be discussed during a national Twitter chat in for industry. Connecting the dots from something I have observed often within Extension work of Land Grant University faculty and staff, I suggested the topic: Impatience.
My reasoning behind the topic?
I recently finished this book by Peter Thiel. This is a book about learning and challenging status quo thinking.
My key takeaways:
Continue reading to review all my key take-aways from each chapter.
Book Review of Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
I recently finished this book by Austin Kleon. This is a book about stealing influence from other people. It caused me to ask myself these two questions:
Continue reading to review all my dictated note and take-aways from each chapter.
Book Review of Show Your Work: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
I recently finished this book by Austin Kleon. When I say "finish" I mean I read the whole book. I buy and skim several books a month, I read until I pick up what the author is putting down. Most books don't keep my attention, they have a great thesis, but they should have been blog posts or essays. I really like Kleon's writing, he's genuine and very creative. I encourage you to read this entire book. It's short and you will get so much out of it.
This book is all about how to influence others by letting them steal from you, for people who hate the very idea of self promotion...hey that's me! Continue reading to review all my dictated notes.
Paul Hill, Ph.D.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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