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MaRS Startup Book Club

WHEN:
Nov 06, 2012 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
WHERE:

MaRS Centre, CR-5
101 College Street
Toronto, ON

This month’s book:  The $100 Startup: Reinvent The Way You Make A Living, Do What You Love, And Create A New Future by Chris Guillebeau

About the Startup Book Club

Learn. Connect. Grow.

Join us! We intend to empower the consumer and enterprise mobile and online startup community with a place to learn, connect and grow.

  • Learn: We cover books that highlight the fundamentals and latest trends for startups.
  • Connect: Rub elbows and network with other motivated members of the startup community. We’ll connect with you and make sure you know what’s on next at MaRS.
  • Grow: Develop your tactical skills and fire your inspiration. Drawing on our passion for business, as well as yours, we’ll help you take away key lessons from each session.

More info:

  • Please ensure you’ve read the book before coming to the meeting.
  • Follow us on Twitter: #startupbookclubTO

Previous books read by the Startup Book Club include:

  1. Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinmeier Hansson
  2. Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It by Adrian J. Slywotzky with Karl Weber
  3. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  4. The Innnovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen
  5. Running Lean: Iterate From Plan A to a Plan That Works by Ash Maurya
  6. Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Ries and Jack Trout
  7. Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
  8. The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company
  9. Venture Deals by Brad Feld
  10. The Other Side of Innovation by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble
  11. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
  12. The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam

 

About the speaker

Keri Damen
Director, Entrepreneurship Education
MaRS

Keri Damen leads the entrepreneurship education initiatives at MaRS. These include live educational series (such as Entrepreneurship 101 and MaRS Best Practices), intensive small group workshops delivered across Ontario (Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops), and online resources in the Entrepreneur’s Toolkit (www.marsdd.com/toolkit).

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