A Quest for New Ideas : How to Turn Your Passions Into Business Ideas
Are you stuck at figuring out a new business idea? Do you want advice on some quick, simple and fun ways to generate ideas? Are you thinking about your interests and hobbies and how to do what you love (career or study path)? It is clear that there is an abundance of literature focused on developing the ideas, writing business plans or offering career advice, but there is a very limited supply of material to help those who are on the very early stage of the ideation process. Is it you? This book welcomes you on a quest to find your own path, be it a new career or your business, based on your passions, hobbies and interests. More than 40 business titles were researched to compile this illustrated material on different creative techniques following a logical flow of learning more about yourself, looking and evaluating different options, sharing and connecting with others, shaping your ideas and preparing your plan. The works of the most prominent authors on entrepreneurship, idea generation and business models (including 'Flow', 'Startup 2014', Guy Kawasaki, Steven Johnson, High Macleod and titles from Financial Times) were researched, analysed and transformed into a graphic and concise work. Enjoy!
- Paperback | 74 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 4.32mm | 244.94g
- 10 Feb 2015
- United States
- colour illustrations
About Dmytro Safonov
Dmytro Safonov is a digital marketing pro, entrepreneurship enthusiast, and a food & wine geek. Educational background includes MSc in Computer Engineering, Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma and MSc in Marketing Management. Dmytro (or Dimitri) is an author and contributor of www.eviljoy.com, www.exposedwines.com and www.IBlameTheWine.com. His personal blog at www.dimitrisafonov.com is about inspiration, personal development, friends, cooking, travel, wine, money, health, tennis, fitness, jobs, passions and ambitions. There were more than 40 sources used including: Larry Keeley et al "Ten Types of Innovation," Austin Kleon "Steal Like an Artist" and "Show Your Work," Hugh Macleod "Freedom is Blogging in Your Underwear," Chris Garden and Catherine Blackburn "Employee to Entrepreneur," Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson "Rework," Ken Robinson "The Element. How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything," Jurgen Wolff "Creativity Now," Jamie Smart "Clarity," Edward De Bono "Six Thinking Hats," Sam Harrison "Ideaspotting. How to Find Your Next Great Idea," Daniel Priestley "Entrepreneur Revolution," Scott Belsky "Making Ideas Happen," Peter Sims "Little Bets," Bryan W. Mattimore "Idea Stormers. How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs," Andy Boynton, Bill Fischer "the Idea Hunter. How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen," Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris "Design Thinking," David S. Kidder "The Startup Playbook," Matt Thomas, Shaa Wasmund "The Smarta Way To Do Business," Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi "The Psychology of discovery and Invention" and his another work of "Flow. The classic work on how to achieve happiness"; Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur "Business Model Generation," Bill Aulet "Disciplines Entrepreneurship," Steve Blank and Bob Dorf "The Startup Owner's Manual," Guy Kawasaki "The Art of the Start," Sara Williams "Financial Times Guides: Business Startup 2011," David Lester "Start Your Own Business 2013," David Burkus "The Myths of Creativity," Dave Stewart and Mark Simmons "The Business Playground," John Coleman, Daniel Gulati, W. Oliver Segovia "Passion & Purpose," "Start Your Own Business," by the staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc, with foreword by Peter Shea, CEO; John Williams "Screw Work, Let's Play," and Mary Bragg, Andrew Bragg "Developing New Business Ideas: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating New Business Ideas Worth Backing"; Steven Johnson "Where the Good Ideas Come From. The Seven Patterns of Innovation," and more.