Speaking from the perspective of a 20-year-old student who tried various ways to make money, "The Field's Guide" helped me eliminate the fog I had about entrepreneurship. Definitely a must-read for someone who wants to get into the game.
Aug 18, 2023
CEO Devsol Industries
To the Explorer,
Iterate or die.
These 6 words grew in significance with every page of the book. It has give me the confidence to take that second step in starting a business. I have been trapped in a cycle of reading about it, examining very step before I take my first. Chatting to my local Gardian of the status quo (with predictable results), changing my business and starting with a new idea. All without a MVP.
This book changed my entire outlook.
I am standing at the edge of the forest about to take my first step and embrace my unknown and for the first time in my life I am excited about it.
Aug 15, 2023
Reading the book and wishing I had it many years ago. Starting to implement the ideas and guidance that I have been looking for.
Aug 14, 2023
Founder at Media High Ground
The book is extremely encouraging to me personally because the ideas and themes in this book are already things I’ve thought through/ discovered for myself as an entrepreneur. Everything in this book is mentionable because it’s a “no-fluff” handbook, however, I have a few points I wanted to mention that stuck out to me.
1) Have an expectation of what Point B looks like but not an expectation of how the path unfolds.
2) Be intentional about the encounters you have with people- the ones who give you advice to the ones who secretly envy your success, or with who you share your success with.
3) Stop romanticizing suffering and prioritize needs and essentials that you need to uphold your quality of life.
4) My version of “the cheapest bet” I could make was getting to know people on a genuine level- walking up to someone and asking genuine questions is free. (Don’t be scared introverts, I know)
5) Find the right people to uphold your legacy- the only way to know who those people are is to know WHO YOU are first.
6) Be prepared to go back into the woods, over and over. (Wrote a thesis about this in college, very encouraging to know I was on the right track)
Overall, I was extremely encouraged by this book and will continue to chart the course with knowing who I am and where I want to be in mind when dealing with anything business or social.
Jul 27, 2023
I love the content of The Field Guide and your style of writing.
Can't share a success story yet because I don't have one. I've got a few ideas that I'm looking to execute on and as an over analyzer this is giving me an oomph to get out there and keep things simple.
Jul 21, 2023
I loved this book. The overall story subtext of going into the woods and “building your own map” is very well explained. I think this book gives the reader the real world perspective that there is no one size fits all approach to success. The Field Guide is a no BS book for the person who is looking to enjoy the journey to success and find their map along the way.
Jul 13, 2023
The Entrepreneur's Field Guide is the book I wish I had when I first left Wall Street in 2014. Being a founder, or creating anything new, is 90% about courage and following your own individual path. The 10% practical skills can be learned or hired for. Nicholas gives us a relatable guide to navigating our unique entrepreneurial journey.