Item description for Find Your Lightbulb: How to make millions from apparently impossible ideas by Mike Harris...
Would you love to start your own business but feel daunted by the slim odds of success? Do you dream about making millions but simply don't know where to start? Find Your Lightbulb answers all these questions, helping you to harness your ability to make millions from nothing more than a simple idea. You don't need to be superhuman, you don't need to have funds in the bank - you don't even need to have an amazing idea in order to get started.
Serial entrepreneur Mike Harris shows you that all it takes is enthusiasm, commitment and a willingness to learn. And Mike should know - he's spent the past 20 years creating successful businesses from apparently impossible ideas - ideas which everyone told him would never work. With invaluable business advice and case studies from entrepreneurs and innovators on both sides of the Atlantic, this make-it-happen manual will help you fix the odds of success firmly in your favour.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.27" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jun 10, 2008
ISBN 1906465045 ISBN13 9781906465049
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More About Mike Harris
Mike Harris (www.pangolin.co.nz) has spent 14 years cruising in interesting places while writing and developing software for cruising sailors. He is the author of Understanding Weatherfax and his micro-office is his boat, a 45-foot steel cutter which he built himself.
Reviews - What do customers think about Find Your Lightbulb: How to make millions from apparently impossible ideas?
Your Million Watt Bulb Aug 24, 2008
I really liked this book. Honestly I never heard of Mike Harris before.
Based on his experiences of building billion-dollar businesses over the years, he gives you a to-the-point guide in finding an idea and bringing it to life.
I liked its honesty & realism: Harris believes you don't to be a genius, or have a unique idea for a business to make it; just enthusiasm, a good plan, willingness to learn and unwillingness to be derailed. He uses real examples especially his own of what worked and what didn't.
What really gives this book a plus over other "make millions" books?
Its simplicity: Harris's writes clearly and effectively with a style that is very down to earth, which is critical for entrepreneurs needing insight into daunting realizations of leadership, planning, and marketing.
Overall it's a small book packed with a punch. Highly recommended.
Deeply Inspiring! Jul 3, 2008
I've been devouring books by CEO's and management leaders for the last few months as I'm starting my own venture. Most offer good advice interspersed with anecdotes and a bit of self congratulatory trumpet blowing. They tend to lack the day-to-day and long term tactics you need to get your idea out into the world. You pick what you can and try to shoe horn the scattered ideas into your business plan. However, I was totally knocked over by the impact this book has had on me. Mike describes in simple to understand terms how to ignite and fan an unstoppable fire of enthusiasm in both the inventor or leader, and how to transmit this to a team around him or her.
I've been struggling to put together an inspiring and compelling business plan for my idea for about 6 months, which has led me to doubt the idea, and therefore make the task of creating interest amongst potential supporters difficult.
I put down the book having devoured it, and penned a concise, grand and unashamedly bold plan. The impact it has had is difficult to measure. Suddenly everyone around me is really enthused and excited for the project. My enthusiasm has become infectious. The future looks so exciting!
What is clear is that this special little book is a must read for every manager, leader or team. It is the distillate of 20 years of cutting edge management techniques and distinctions which I'm sure you will find blessed to have read. His straightforward approach makes it accessible to all.
Im not normally somebody who writes reviews with such fervour and gushyness, but something definitely shifted in my outlook on business life when reading this book. I strongly recommend it to you unless you are a competitor! In which case forget you read any of this review at all.