Reviewed: Startup Life

This book provides a real life insight on what it takes to make it in a relationship with an entrepreneur, as Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next “startup” challenge. In Startup Life, Brad Feld—a Colorado–based entrepreneur turned–venture capitalist—shares his own personal experiences with his wife Amy, offering a series of rich insights into successfully leading a balanced life as a human being who wants to play as hard as he works and who wants to be as fulfilled in life and in work.

Reviewed: Start It Up – Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson is one of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs with an estimated personal fortune of £120 million. He is Chairman of Risk Capital Partners and StartUp Britain, and a former Chairman of Channel 4 Television. In the 1990s he was Chairman of PizzaExpress, which he grew from 12 restaurants to over 250; he also founded the Strada pizzeria chain and owns Giraffe and Patisserie Valerie. In this, the paperback version of his 2012 bestseller he sets out to tell the reader what it’s like to start a new business – warts ‘n’ all.

Reviewed: How Stella Saved the Farm

How Stella Saved the Farm is a simple parable about making innovation happen inspired by George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Written by the authors of the bestselling Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere, the story will resonate in organisations of all types—public sector, private sector, and social sector, from mammoth corporations to SMEs.

Review: More balls than most by Lara Morgan

An unorthodox, happily married business woman who has sold a company for £20 million, shares the sometimes outrageous highs and lows during the development of Pacific Direct. Lara’s book shares down-to-earth hints, tips and anecdotes to ensure the reader is guaranteed to take away valued information to apply to his/her own company. Full of compelling stories that will make the reader laugh out loud at Lara’s antics to get the job done customer first, family first, struggle and guilt all of it worth it.