Entrepreneurs Move Fast, So Should Their Education

At Teaching Startup the search is almost as important as the result

Startup books aren’t textbooks

I read a lot. I’ve read dozens of books on startup and digital and eCommerce and every facet of the business world that I’m fascinated with. I think the first startup book I read was Guy Kawasaki’s The Art of the Start, and the most recent was — I’m sorry, I can’t remember the name of the book or the author or even enough about it to find it on the web.

No time for class

I would love to have six-weeks-to-a-year to spend learning something I don’t know, especially startup stuff I don’t know. Because even after 20 years and over a dozen startups, from happy exits to devastating failures, there’s a ton I still don’t know.

The best way to learn? From other entrepreneurs. Good luck with that.

I’m very, very lucky in the sense that I live and work in an area where there are a lot of startups, including very successful ones, including ones that have IPOd.

That’s why I founded Teaching Startup

The only requirement for learning from another entrepreneur is that the entrepreneur you want to learn from has been through something close to what you’re going through. The only requirement to get started with the learning is to ask a question.

I’m a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. Sold ExitEvent. Building TeachingStartup.com & GetSpiffy. Former Automated Insights. More info at joeprocopio.com

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