The Bootstrapped Startup Bundle
What's in the book?
Featuring Brad Feld, Alexis Ohanian, MG Siegler, and Jeff Atwood
- This bundle includes:
- Alexis Ohanian's Make Something People Love
- Brad Feld's Burning Entrepreneur
- Jeff Atwood's Effective Programming
- and MG Siegler's You're Damn Right I'm A Fanboy
- Separately, these books cost more than $12. You're saving 25% by buying them as a bundle. You get drm-free pdf, epub (iPad, Nook), and mobi (Kindle) formats!
ABOUT ALEXIS OHANIAN'S MAKE SOMETHING PEOPLE LOVE
So, you want to learn how to make a product people love—that’s great! But stop right there. Before you can make something people love, you have to make something people want...
What’s challenging and wonderful about the web is that tricks of perception alone will not work. Anything you create actually has to be good. No matter how much you try to convince someone to buy or use your product, they are always only a back button away from something more interesting.
The internet is the most efficient marketplace for ideas that has ever existed, but your competition is stiff, and comes in all forms.
ABOUT BRAD FELD'S BURNING ENTREPRENEUR
The Burning Man, the storied ritual of self-expression, has evolved into The Burning Entrepreneur, the ultimate self-expression through start-up success. Renowned tech investor and start-up guru Brad Feld lights YOU on fire with this insider’s book that will teach you how to launch, fund and run your own company. If you’re already an entrepreneur or have always dreamed of being one, douse yourself in “Feld Thoughts” and catch the spark. You’ll be burning, entrepreneur, with this e-book!
“Feld Thoughts” is a great example of truth in advertising. This blog, which has existed since before blogging was cool, collects the thoughts of Brad Feld, investor, entrepreneur, MIT grad, tech lover and marathoner.
Brad’s blog is a backstage pass to the 24/7 rock show that is tech startups. It is a master class in startup investing for givers and takers of funds. It is a rolling critique of tech products vast and simple (with enough edge to make the most scathing restaurant critic in Manhattan blush). And it is the journal of a peripatetic marathoner who still believes he will crack the four-hour mark someday.
From such Feld Thoughts, we have constructed “The Burning Entrepreneur,” the e-book on startups that you would take to a desert island if it had electricity, a decent Internet connection and angel investors. “The Burning Entrepreneur” illuminates the actions and attitudes required to launch, fund and ignite your startup. Brad Feld is on fire. Find out what happens when you stand too close.
ABOUT JEFF ATWOOD'S EFFECTIVE PROGRAMMING
Effective Programming: More Than Writing Code is your one-stop shop for all things programming. Jeff writes with humor and understanding, allowing for both seasoned programmers and newbies to appreciate the depth of his research.
From such posts as “The Programmer’s Bill of Rights” and “Why Cant Programmers... Program?” to “Working With the Chaos Monkey,” this book introduces the importance of writing responsible code, the logistics involved, and how people should view it more as a lifestyle than a career.
ABOUT MG SIEGLER'S YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT I'M A FANBOY
As we all know by now, comments on the Internet are a fascinating thing. My favorite involve the word “fanboy.” Generally speaking, being a fanboy means you write (stories, tweets, whatever) about a certain topic with a positive angle. It’s meant to be a derogatory term, but the truth is that it’s so overused that it’s almost completely meaningless. For the sake of this post, though, I’ll play ball. I have a confession to make: I’m a fanboy.
Now, I didn’t say specifically what I’m a fanboy of, because there have been too many titles bestowed upon me over the years. At various points over just the past few months, I’ve been an Apple fanboy, a Google fanboy, a Twitter fanboy, a Facebook fanboy, a Foursquare fanboy, a Gowalla fanboy, and yes, even a Microsoft fanboy. Never mind that most of companies compete with one another, so it would be hard to be a true fanboy of multiple ones without misrepresenting my fanboydom of a few of the others. We’ll just say I’m a fanboy and leave it at that. And that leaves me wondering: why wouldn’t you want to be a fanboy?
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