Looking at my book shelf organized with business books, seeing my iPad filled with iBook samples and seeing the New York Times Sunday edition laying around would make you think I’m a big reader. In fact, I’m a fraud. I’m the person that likes to start lots of books, read for a few minutes at a time and hardly ever finishes a book. I pre-ordered Do More Faster by David Cohen and Brad Feld and read it from start to finish the day it arrived.
Do More Faster is divided into 7 Themes: Idea and Vision, People, Execution, Product, Fundraising, Legal and Structure and Work-Life Balance. Within each Theme are several 1-3 page stories written by Entrepreneurs, VCs and other interesting people in the software, internet, product development, startup realm. It’s a great format for the hyper caffeinated, ADHD, check twitter while your reading type of personality.
This book was fun for me to read because many contributors are familiar faces I either work with in some capacity or have seen around the flourishing Boulder/Denver tech community.
Chapters that blew me away and taught me something brand new:
- To 83(b) or not to 83(b), There is No Question – Matt Galligan
- Usage is like Oxygen for Ideas – Matt Mullenweg
- Karma Matters – Warren Katz
- Don’t Plan, Prototype – Greg Reinacker
Chapters that reinforced some of my favorite work related topics:
- Don’t Suck at E-mail – David Cohen
- Get Out from behind Your Computer – Seth Levine
- Be Specific – Brad Feld
- Get Feedback Early – Nate Abbott and Natty Zola
If you want motivation for anything you are doing I highly recommend Do More Faster.