Lucky or Smart?: Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life

Lucky or Smart?: Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life

At twenty-seven, Bo Peabody was an Internet multi-millionaire. In the heady days of the late 1990s, though, when every cool kid had an IPO, that wasn’t very remarkable. What is remarkable is that he’s even more successful today. He has co-founded five different companies, in varied industries, and made them thrive during the best and worst of economic times. Through it all, the one question everyone asks is: Was it his smarts that made him an entrepreneurial leader, or was it just plain luck? The truth is, Bo was smart enough to know when he was getting lucky. And he wants you to have the same advantage.

With proven methods for success and a witty, conversational voice, Bo takes the reader through the lessons his experiences as an entrepreneur have taught him. At the heart of Bo’s manifesto is a mantra that everyone, whether working for a multinational corporation or a solo start-up, should heed: If you want your business to be successful, make sure your work is fundamentally innovative, morally compelling, and philosophically positive.

Lucky or Smart? will teach you how to put yourself in a position to get lucky, create the right situations for success, and take advantage of every opportunity. It is the first truly authentic guide to an entrepreneurial life, a must read for anyone looking for his or her own road to fulfillment.

Title:Lucky or Smart?: Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life
Edition Language:English
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    Lucky or Smart?: Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life Reviews

  • Desiree

    Even though I am not a first time entrepreneur, I decided to pick up this little book as I am interested in starting up yet another business. Fairly interesting, definitely easy to read.His answer to ...

  • Audrey

    "Start a company that is fundamentally innovative, morally compelling, and philosophically positive." Bo shares this and other interesting tidbits in this quick read. He has several insightful takeawa...

  • Scott

    Very quick read (58 pages total) and very simple concepts, such as the author's belief in starting "fundamentally innovative, morally compelling and philosophically positive companies," that "B-studen...

  • Peter Song

    my only takeaway from this book was that as an entrepreneur you are a B student or B player. Good at many things. Jack of master trades, master at none. However you will need to hire A players, those ...

  • Raj Shankar

    I would call it a booklet rather than a book. If you are on a short haul flight or car ride - slip it into your coat pocket and you will be done during the journey a couple of times over. No jokes! Th...

  • Kevin Shockey

    I thought it was going to be simpleton stupid, but it was actually pretty interesting. Bo makes some decent points:- surround yourself with smart people;- trust their opinions and leadership;- B stude...

  • Cristobal

    Short but full of ideas about what makes entrepreneurs succeed. It is both brains and luck. And as the author says it is in large part having the brains to figure out that you're lucky so that you kno...

  • Ponnusamy K

    Good.He is describing, How B student and A student will behave, Why the 95 Year old lady applied divorce after 75 years. What Good to Great says to entrepreneurs....

  • Brian

    I really enjoyed this book; it was very entertaining. Having worked at one of Bo's companies and eaten at his restaurants it hit home. I only wish it were 250 pages rather than 50...

  • Todd

    This book was included in my book: The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.