May 19, 2008
Do Business Books Suck for Entrepreneurs?
Ben thinks they do. Some of his reasons are pretty good, but I’d challenge a few of them, or at least his finer points.
My experience over the years is that while most business books are not geared toward entrepreneurs, a good entrepreneur will figure out how to milk them for what they’re worth quickly and apply key learnings to his or her company.
The reality is that running a startup or high growth company is a multi-faceted and incredibly dynamic experience, and having a bunch of outside inputs in the form of business book examples and theories can be really helpful.
Even bad ideas can spur good thinking.