Diana Kander
All in Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line
April 22, 2018 Comments.. 785
All in Startup Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line If Owen Chase can t find a way to turn his company around in the next nine days he ll be forced to shut it down and lay off all of his employees He has incurred substantial debt and his marriage is o

  • Title: All in Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line
  • Author: Diana Kander
  • ISBN: 9781118857663
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • If Owen Chase can t find a way to turn his company around in the next nine days, he ll be forced to shut it down and lay off all of his employees He has incurred substantial debt and his marriage is on shaky ground Through pure happenstance, Owen finds himself pondering this problem while advancing steadily as a contestant at the World Series of Poker His Las Vegas pathIf Owen Chase can t find a way to turn his company around in the next nine days, he ll be forced to shut it down and lay off all of his employees He has incurred substantial debt and his marriage is on shaky ground Through pure happenstance, Owen finds himself pondering this problem while advancing steadily as a contestant at the World Series of Poker His Las Vegas path quickly introduces him to Samantha, a beautiful and mysterious mentor with a revolutionary approach to entrepreneurship Sam is a fountain of knowledge that may save his company, but her sexual advances might prove too much for Owen s struggling marriage.All In Startup is than just a novel about eschewing temptation and fighting to save a company It is a lifeline for entrepreneurs who are thinking about launching a new idea or for those who have already started but can t seem to generate the traction they were expecting Entrepreneurs who achieve success in the new economy do so using a new scientific method of innovation All In Startup demonstrates why four counterintuitive principles separate successful entrepreneurs from the wanna preneurs who bounce from idea to idea, unable to generate real revenue You will likely get only one opportunity in your life to go all in in on an idea to quit your job, talk your spouse into letting you drain the savings account, and follow your dream All In Startup will prepare you for that all in moment and make sure that you push your chips into the middle only when the odds are in your favor This book holds the keys to significantly de risking your idea so that your success appears almost lucky Join Owen and Sam for this one of a kind journey that will set you on the right path for when it s your turn to put everything on the line.

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    1. R.G. Phelps says:

      I have just finished reading an exceptionally well written business book with a surprising fictional storyline. Diana Kander's book, all in startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything is on the Line, is presented to the reader as a fictional story about an individual that started his business on flawed assumptions. Her book covers four basic ideas: (1) Startups are about finding customers, not building products, (2) People don't buy products or services; they buy solutions to their problems, ( [...]

    2. Scott says:

      This book is sort of an El Camino. It's stuck between a business book about Lean Startup and a novel.While I admire the attempt, I didn't think it worked. It wasn't as preachy as "Atlas Shrugged," which would have dropped it to 1 star. It wasn't as good as "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." It's biggest sin is that it didn't follow its own advice, as it didn't solve a "migraine problem." I found a problem because it advocated straight up face to face lying to potential clients in the m [...]

    3. Kotchakorn Kh says:

      Page to page turned. 5 stars for the enjoyment. Eventhough I focused on charactors love story more than business content, I still got some useful concepts.

    4. Alberto says:

      While I appreciate the effort in writing a novel instead of a dry instructions book, I found the moment in which the characters play poker (basically 50% of the book) rather dull. I understand why these are there, but I skipped most of them as they didn't give me any information and were rather corny. Also, the circumstances in which the main character finds himself are way too optimistic and would happen with a very small probability to someone else, making you feel like it all works out too we [...]

    5. D&A Moses says:

      A great lesson in a novel formatThis book was actually for a class I'm taking while completing my graduate degree . What was most interesting this book, is the fact that there were lessons in each chapter and the fact that the book was written more like a novel versus a textbook. Each day I read the story about Owen and Sam pulled me in deeper and deeper; I looked forward to reading each day. If most textbooks were written in this format, I believe they would be more enjoyable. I give Diane Kand [...]

    6. Evelina says:

      I found this book extremely entertaining and easy to listen to in Audible. It's the most exciting business book I've ever read. The fact that it puts entrepreneurship knowledge in a personal life context makes it so much more fun and easy to digest. Each chapter title is something any wanna-be entrepreneur should write down in a PostIt and stick it on the wall.

    7. Andrew Frawley says:

      Surprisingly one of the best books I have ever read on startups. Read it when I was 20 in college and getting into the scene.This book teaches valuable lessons and is told through fiction narrative. Massively educational and recommended for every entr classroom.

    8. Nahom Tamerat says:

      Great business book, entertaining and edifying.

    9. Martin says:

      The story is just a gimmick and is too stereotypical at times. Real advice content could have been summarized in a couple of pages.I liked the poker analogy though.

    10. Dan Ryan says:

      Even though my review is a star above others, I understand where they are coming from. As a novel, the story is a bit less than super-brilliant literature. It won't be one of those books that really change your view of the world, like Catch 22 or A Soldier of the Great War. And, as a business book, it's a bit less than a straightforward manual you can hand to an intern and expect to have them handling complex mergers on Wall Street. But it gets 5 stars from me because it works well as both a nov [...]

    11. Jean Boudillon says:

      Great book, great story, great review of the Lean principles and an easy read!You can't go wrong with that one.If you're into entrepreneurship close or afar, read it. Actually, consider it a must-read. Don't build something nobody wants, build something that solves problems to someone.The key takeaways are highlighted, making it even more convenient for further reviews.Thanks Mrs Kander !

    12. Shiri says:

      What can I say that other reviews haven't already? This was an unusually fun business book to read, set inside a fictional storyline about an entrepreneur at the Poker World Series. The characters were surprisingly good and the plot was not contrived. Despite having read other startup books, I definitely learned a lot from this one, and I loved the metaphor of All in Startup / All in Poker. The lessons from this book are easier to digest since you connect emotionally with the characters and the [...]

    13. John Mueller says:

      The novel really pushes the point (reiterates throughout the book) about entrepreneurs needing to validate their assumptions before starting to spend money on anything else related to the organization. This lesson is conveyed in a storytelling manner -- as the book is a novel. The storytelling approach provides a nice alternative to understanding what Steve Blank, Eric Ries, and other lean startup gurus are striving to convey about how to start a company (or even before officially starting a com [...]

    14. Brian Soetaert says:

      Diana was coming to speak to my Entrepreneurship class so I decided to give her book a read. I was a little skeptical on the idea of an Entrepreneurship "textbook" written in novel form, but once I got a few chapters in I found myself enjoying both the stories and the lessons. Sometimes the love stories involved are a little cheesy or too much, but it doesn't detract in an overwhelming way. Give this one a read if you're entrepreneurial-minded. You might learn a thing or two.

    15. Kenneth Bator says:

      A very easy read. A number of great tips offered in story fashion. If you are an entrepreneur or a business owner the characters really draw you in as their troubles may begin to resonate with what you have experienced. You want to read the next chapter as much to find out what happens to the people in the story as you want to learn more about running a successful business.

    16. Zekai Huang says:

      Some points of view are really fresh. To sum up what it says-- Provide a solution to what customers are facing and always test your assumption. I would give an extra one star if it's more concise. The book can be shrank into half at least. But it's interesting to carry out the tips in an novel like story.

    17. Joanna says:

      I picked this up because Diana spoke at a women's leadership conference at my alma mater. A lot of her practical ideas that she spoke about were in here, just fleshed out a bit more. I don't really work in a corporate setting, but if I did I think her common sense approach could be used for a variety of projects, not just a new enterprise. Great ideas and lots of common sense reasons.

    18. Cindy says:

      Good easy read to cement Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas basic concepts. Definitely recommend for new and early stage founders and intrepreneurs launching new ventures. I could have done without the authors attempts to create sexual tension in the plot; her fiction writing skills are fair but overall still recommend it as it definitely reinforces and explains key concepts very well.

    19. Katie says:

      Had to read this book for class, pretty interesting look at entrepreneurship and startup failures - I enjoyed the plot and comparison to poker - made it a lot more interesting to learn about business.

    20. Jose Papo says:

      A book that explains Lean Startup and Customer Development in the format of a novel. It also makes interesting analogies between poker and Startup Life. Nice read to understand the basics of the new frameworks and methods followed by startups around the world.

    21. Colin says:

      Fantastic fiction book teaching the key elements of lean methodology. A must read for startups. Warning: once you pick it up, its very hard to put down.

    22. Tess says:

      Ugh. I appreciated the business lessons that were wrapped into the text, but I could have done without the cheesy pseudo love story and constant poker talk. Just give me the highlights.

    23. Raihan M says:

      Probably this is among few books that I really put full concentration on every written word and printed page! Highly recommended for every start-up!

    24. ANDRES HERNANDEZ says:

      This book is not just a story, it's a manual for anyone who wants to have success in their startup business. advice.

    25. Alexander Temerev says:

      An excellent book explaining lean startup principles much better than foundational books there. And most importantly, it's fun!

    26. Aldan Hardwood says:

      If this was a love story, it would be god awful. However, the book has very good tips about entrepreneurship.

    27. Hamed Taghvaei says:

      I read several positive feedback about this book but it actually like a novel which try to teach practical trick about starting and growing an start-up which I think its impossible.

    28. Weera Kasetsin says:

      If you ever did startup and not succeed, you will love this book. Because it reminds you about the mistakes that you did. And might not learn those mistakes yet. And you will not do it again.

    29. Cheri says:

      I haven't read a business novel since Who Moved My Cheese? in the early 90s. There's a reason for that.

    30. Stacy says:

      Good story and good job weaving in lean startup principles as well as the similarities between playing poker and business.

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