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The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job

Choosing between the stability of a traditional career and the upside of entrepreneurship?
Why not have both?

Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn’t want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often a slog, with no regular hours, no job security, and very little pay.

What if there was a way to have the stability of a day job with the excitement of a startup? All of the benefits of entrepreneurship with none of the pitfalls? In The 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick McGinnis shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck.

McGinnis details a step-by-step plan that takes you from identifying your first entrepreneurial project to figuring out the smartest way to commit resources to it. He shows you how to select and engage in projects that will provide you with upside outside the office while making your better at your day job. He also profiles real-world 10% Entrepreneurs such as…

  • Luke Holden, a cash-strapped recent college graduate, who started his own lobster-roll empire and oversaw much of its first year of operations, all while working full time in corporate America
  • Dipali Patwa, a designer and mom whose side project designing and selling infant clothing is now a sensation
  • A group of friends who met at a 6am Bible study class and went on to start a brewery that now generates millions in sales

A successful 10% Entrepreneur himself, McGinnis explains the multiple paths you can follow to invest your cash, time, and expertise in a start-up—including as a founder, angel, adviser, or aficionado. Most importantly, you don’t have to have millions in disposable income to become a 10% Entrepreneur. When you put McGinnis’s 10% principles into action, you’ll quickly start racking up small wins, then watch as they snowball into your new (and far more entrepreneurial) life.

“For 4 years, while working a full time job, I was also a 10% Entrepreneur. I didn’t know the phrase then, I just knew I had more money, more fun and more opportunities than I’d ever had in my life. If any of those sound like things you want more of, read this book!”
Jon Acuff, author of Do Over

“Entrepreneurship is not one size fits all. It can take many shapes and forms. There’s immense value to testing ideas or weaving entrepreneurial qualities into your life before taking the plunge. The 10% Entrepreneur will tell you how.”
Christine Tsai, Founding Partner at 500 Startups

“We think of entrepreneurship as a big, scary thing, involving blind leaps of faith and sweeping acts of disruption, not for the faint of heart. Yet in today’s ever-changing world, everyone needs to act more like an entrepreneur and take risks — or risk being left behind. In his debut book, McGinnis delivers a winning game-plan for assuming 10% more risk, more creativity and more (ad)venture in your everyday life for 100% more satisfaction. Entrepreneurship is a smart choice for everyone–and so is reading this book. “
Linda Rottenberg, co-founder & CEO of Endeavor and author of Crazy is a Compliment

“In a shifting corporate landscape, entrepreneurship no longer has to mean all-or-nothing endeavors. Patrick McGinnis uses his own expertise as a “part-time entrepreneur” to illustrate a proven solution for you to become one, too.
Keith Ferrazzi, author of the Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone

“This book should be read by anyone who has ever dreamed of starting an entrepreneurial venture.”
Nir Eyal, author of Hooked

“Clear, concise and forward-thinking, The 10% Entrepreneur dives deeper into the future of today’s business world.”
Tony Hsieh, author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.

Weight 0.220 kg
Author

Patrick J. McGinnis

Publisher

Penguin

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