What's a good "how to start your own business" read?
January 20, 2007 9:33 PM Subscribe
What's the most compelling, narrative-driven (perhaps), "how to start your own business" book you've read?
posted by c:\awesome to Writing & Language (11 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
When you browse the reference aisles in most bookstores, there seems to be an abundance of two types of "how to" books: "how to write/publish your own book", and "how to start your own business." Of all the "how to write your own book" books I've read, Stephen King's "On Writing" was the best. It was astute, succinct, enjoyable, and very compelling. Beyond, perhaps, "The Elements of Style," I can't think of another book that made me want to take up a pen and paper more.
But what about "how to start your own business" books? Have you read one that stood out as being better than the usual trite "Dummy's Guide?" If so, what was it, and what made it so compelling? Bonus points for something as humorous and wry as "On Writing."