As promised last week, I am concluding this week on some of the best articles, books, videos and sites that you could use in navigating your journey.


This one video can give you a motivation on why and the following book helps you to break your inner shackles.

How great leaders inspire action

A small book that questions your status quo

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

How to build a business that lasts 100 years. If you want to be in it for the long run.


Lean Startup

Eric Reis and Steve Blank are the gurus in this space.

You should follow their blog and they have very short interesting videos that you should listen to.

There is one book I hope that you can digest and that is

The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products That Win

Business Model Canvas

You should order both the books of Alex Osterwalder

Business Model Generation

Value Proposition Design

Some of their training and webinars are useful

You could take a peek at Uber’s business model canvas here

One Single Course

If I have to recommend one course that you could subscribe to or should invest in before you take the jump or while you are in the mode is

Interesting Blogs that you can follow are Paul Graham, Fred Wilson and Seth Godin.

Some cool stuff gets showcased at producthunt

For a digest of daily happenings you should subscribe to Anand Sanwal’s CBInsights news letter

Stanford Entrepreneurship Classes



Folks, you can read as much as you want, be aware of the best practices out there in the world and everything else. All these are to be used as guidelines, reference points and checklists so as not to miss out something fundamental.  I am not discounting their universal merit or appeal, but, entrepreneurship is an extremely deep personal journey into your own self.  There is no single blue print that will fit your journey and there are many non-deterministic random variables that you will encounter on your way.

It can be the most rewarding experience of your life or the worst ever nightmare, but one thing is sure, you will come out as a better individual.

I believe ‘Chance favors the prepared mind’  and I hope the last twelve weeks have given an insight into my journey so far. My attempt was to decode the journey as I was making it to the best of my abilities.

You could argue that chance has not favored me yet and you would be right about that.

I can only say “Not yet”.

Enjoy Maadi (Have Fun)