Section 2: The Entrepreneurial Life
Part 1: Entrepreneurs
In business, a beginning entrepreneur must normally “bootstrap”. That is, most people don’t have access to large amounts of money by which to grow their business. They must be careful with every dollar spent.
Seth Godin teaches that bootstrapping is a normal and often valuable process to growing a business.
Carefully read The Bootstrapper’s Bible (103 pages) by Seth Godin then answer the 20 questions in the short quiz. The quiz is timed to be 30 minutes.
Seth Godin has written an entrepreneur’s guide to the key issues of starting a business called The Bootstrapper’s Bible. Wikipedia explained bootstrapping this way: Tall boots may have a tab, loop or handle at the top known as a bootstrap, allowing one to use fingers or a tool to provide greater force in pulling the boots on. The saying "to pull oneself up by one's bootstraps" was already in use during the 19th century as an example of someone’s response to an impossible task. This metaphor spawned additional metaphors for a series of self-sustaining processes that proceed without external help (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootstrapping).