A good friend of mine who knows I am interested in entrepreneurship sent me a small article about a new book: Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers. I liked the crispness and directness of the lessons mentioned in the article, so I knew I would enjoy the book.
I really enjoyed reading Derek's account and hearing about how things went for another entrepreneur -- one who has a pretty concrete, no-BS outlook on life and knows what he wanted and didn't want out of his business. I enjoyed his focus on the many things that didn't go right and the mistakes he learned from.
The book is very concise and to-the-point and is basically a summary of Derek's biggest takeaways from creating and selling a successful business -- one he didn't even plan on starting. Below were my own biggest takeaways from the book and the ones that rang most true for me.