Then I decided to begin to read some interesting books in order to know a little bit more about this culture: The Entrepreneurship. One of them is STARTUP PRO: How to set up and grow a business. I chose this one because it focus on tech startups and I am tech guy.
The book tries to show you the different stations of your journey as entrepreneur.
It begins telling us an universal truth: "The entrepreneur loves the entrepreneurship more than the profits". If you launch a startup is because you are looking for a great experience, in other way you will be crushed. It remarks how important is to be a "Jack of all trades" and the variety of profiles.
The second station is the "Idea". The idea is not as important as you think and it should not be more important than you. Don't fall in love, don't let it manage you.
The next one explains how to formalize a tech biz and it remarks how important is to have a website. If you are not in the Internet, you don't exist. Another point is the use of the Social Networks (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, ...) and it dedicates a complete chapter for them. It also talks about choosing a good name, to choose a location close to your investor (find your sector's investor and go there) and protect your startup founder's stock shares.
When I stopped in the next station, I felt that the author was giving to me a very personal opinion. I know that all books are personal opinions but I think this chapter is more subjective than others. In this chapter the author explain when is the right moment for writing a business plan.
In the two next stations it makes two lists where it talks about how find funding for your biz and how survive. (I am not going to list the points here, read the book :P)
In the next stop it focus on the behavior of the founders. When you have launched your startup, you, as founder, have to be a role model for the rest of the company. Your behavior will be followed for the people who work with you, hence; be careful.
The penultimate station, in my own opinion, is the most interesting. It talks about how to work in a "startup environment". How important is to reduce the time-to-market in order to learn from the customer and decide if your are doing well or you need to change your business model (pivot).
And finally, we arrive to the last station, maybe the most important. It talks about the relationships. Although we are trying to build a tech company, the technology does not matter, people do.
The book is a very good reading. Very understandable by anyone, it does not matter their background, although it focus in tech people.