If you’re looking for a startlingly honest take on entrepreneurship, look no further than The Poetry of Small Business: An Accidental Entrepreneur’s Search for Meaning by Timothy Askew.
A long-time blogger for Inc.com, Tim writes from his heart with a passion and personality that are rarely seen in business writing. He takes on topics often ignored in business, such as the upside to eccentricity, the downside to “look at me-ism” and smartphone slavery, and the ultimate entrepreneurial challenge: loneliness. Tim’s inclination to take a stance on subjects and risk rubbing people the wrong way has no doubt earned him a following online.
Full disclosure, I might be a little biased because I helped edit the book. But honestly, Tim is an excellent writer who has a unique voice. He’s insightful, funny, and I enjoyed working with him very much.
You can (and should) buy the book on Amazon.
Here’s what other people are saying about The Poetry of Small Business:
“I have long been an admirer and reader of Tim Askew’s wonderful weekly blog, Making Rain, and so I am hardly surprised to find that ‘The Poetry of Small Business’ is a beautifully written ode to entrepreneurship, filled with piercing insights into and wise reflections on the entrepreneurial life. But don’t be misled by the title: This book is also an immensely practical guide to getting the most out of your business.”
Bo Burlingham, editor-at-large of Inc. Magazine and best-selling author of Small Giants and Finish Big
“Tim Askew has a gift for identifying and naming topics on the minds of entrepreneurs—and then providing fresh perspectives that make you stop and think differently.”
Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and best-selling author of Setting the Table
“If you want to know what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur, read this. And if you want hints about success, real hints, real success, then really read this book again. Slowly.”
Howard Moskowitz, Chairman, Mind Genomics Associates and best-seller author of Selling Blue Elephants