How much do I want to read more? 8/10

This book sure is motivating to take action. It uses the same technique as Napoleon Hill in Think and grow rich: there's a special ingredient for success, but I won't name it explicitly, it will just intervene several times along the chapters.

This is the kind of book I'm looking for, to actually move forward, take action, start a project, have goals.
I don't feel like working for someone else anymore. I'd like to wake up, light that passion, and live to the max.


INTRODUCTION

An entrepreneur is simply someone who spots an opportunity and acts to make it into a commercial success.

Today, farmers in rural India have access to more computing power than NASA had when it launched Apollo 11.
Today, a teenager in their bedroom has more tools for building a global enterprise than Coca-Cola did when it grew internationally.
Today, your business ideas have more potential to be massive than ever before in history.

For whatever reason, you were born to live through these exciting times. You weren’t born to live in the dark ages as a serf, you weren’t born to live in the agricultural ages as a farmer, you weren’t born to live in the industrial age as a factory worker. You are alive during a unique point in history; a time where anything is possible for you.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ THIS BOOK MORE THAN ONCE

I’m going to mention this ingredient many times in the book, but I won’t say what it is specifically for you. I will leave you to find it.


PART I - BREAKING FREE FROM THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION ECONOMY


CHAPTER 1 - THE ENTREPRENEUR REVOLUTION IS HAPPENING

Everything as you know it will change in the coming years.
The nature of work, lifestyle and wealth is all about to change.

We are leaving the Industrial Revolution and we are entering the “Entrepreneur Revolution.”

if you took your time machine forward to any time in the next 100 years you would most likely meet people who work in small businesses in an “entrepreneurial team.”

A small business has spirit. It has a team of people who care, they know their customers, they love what they do, they respond faster, there’s less red tape, the workplace is more fun and everyone gets to have a say.

SMALL BUSINESSES CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

So, let’s be honest. Where would you rather work? Would you like to work in a soulless company that cares only about its balance sheet and treats you like a number? Or, instead, would you like to be part of a small, dynamic team of creative people who are servicing the needs of a niche you feel passionate about?

Your goal in the Entrepreneur Revolution is to create value, to take on meaningful work and to care deeply about what you are involved in.

We must develop a more entrepreneurial nature.
We must wake up the part of ourselves that is OK with change, that loves a challenge, that takes responsibility and that cares.
We must cease being “factory workers” and start being entrepreneurs.

CHAPTER 2 - THE RISE OF THE GLOBAL SMALL BUSINESS

IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE

You have the power and the choice to leave the Industrial Revolution model of employment and step into an age of empowerment and enterprise.

For the next 50 years, the two systems will still co-exist side by side and it will be your choice which one you want to operate in.

Do you want to let go fully of the past and embrace these revolutionary times we are in, or do you want to try to do things the way they’ve always been done?


CHAPTER 3 - LET’S LOOK AT THE SYSTEM

I see people who are stuck with mortgages that limit every decision they make. People who live in towns that they chose because they grew up there

I notice some people who have friends they don’t respect or admire. They are friends just because they have always been friends.

I notice some people who have friends they don’t respect or admire. They are friends just because they have always been friends.

I see people who hold ideas, religious or otherwise, that don’t really make a lot of sense to them but they believe because everyone else does.

So many people are living by their past decisions. Or, even worse, they are living by someone else’s past decisions.

Prior to this factory age, we were all entrepreneurs. We were butchers, bakers and candlestick makers. We knew the names of our customers, people knew our names.

Once again the world is changing. The internet changes everything. It gives everyone new powers to create from anywhere in the world.
It gives you a TV station for free, a radio station for free, a daily publication for free and a way of selling products and services for free. It takes your ideas and products and distributes them for you globally.
It allows you to make money from tiny, silly little ideas.

This is a new age, where people are free to earn while they explore. Their personal breakthroughs, their journey of self-discovery and their expression of creativity will replace the daily grind of the workplace.

In the same way that your computer can’t function properly without upgrading its software, you must also be willing to delete some old files from your mind and install some new (somewhat radical) ideas.

IT’S A SYSTEM THAT’S NO LONGER RIGHT FOR US