I've always loved books. Not necessarily to read them. I think they are incredible items in their simple form: a condensation of information, knowledge, stories.
Just holding one can be a bit mystical. You're holding knowledge. You look at the title, the back cover, read a page at random, and you're instantly projected in the mind and thoughts of the author. That's so cool!
I always knew I would write one myself, because I love telling stories. Stories create this powerful, emotional connection. They speak to people's hearts. And if you tell them the right way, they can also become the best educational material ever.
This is the book that I wanted to write. A book for entrepreneurs, coming from stories lived by me or other founders, where builders can find the inspiration to do something truly big. This book is Anyone Can Become an Entrepreneur.
Anyone Can Become an Entrepreneur
The core principle at the heart of The Family is very simple : Anyone can become an entrepreneur. Don't get this mixed up - it doesn't mean that everyone can become an entrepreneur. I don't even think that everyone should become one. It just means that you never know where a great entrepreneur will emerge from.
That's why great entrepreneurs are lonely at first. They're building something from nothing in an environment where you expect it the least.
Outcasts, outliers, black swans. The world is hard on people who try to do something different. That's why we built The Family: a real family where entrepreneurs don't have to be ashamed of wanting to build something big and important. Because yes, ambition is the key. No matter where you are in Europe, we’re here to help if your ambition is to create a company that can become something truly big.
This book will be a piece in this big picture, a guide for the entrepreneurs to come.
In 13 chapters, I will explore every critical aspect you need to be aware of if you want to build a giant company from Europe, and give my point of view on how you should approach them.
Free samples are a weird thing. I always say, "Don't do free drugs." You'll get hooked.
That being said, you can read the introduction. I can't promise you won't get hooked, but at least it's just knowledge - the best drug there is ;)
Who am I?
I'm Oussama Ammar, co-founder of The Family. I was born in Lebanon and lived in the Congo before moving to France with my mom. I've always been an entrepreneur: as a teenager, I launched a couple of businesses and went on to found startups and then invest in them in Silicon Valley & Europe.
Alongside my co-founders Alice Zagury & Nicolas Colin, we launched The Family in 2013. We support ambitious European entrepreneurs by providing Education, Leverage and Capital. We're very proud of our family of 250+ startups building the giants of tomorrow, and will do whatever we can for their success
Why a crowdfunding campaign?
This book will be self-published. I want to share my thoughts the way I want, with complete freedom over the form, style and content. Freedom always comes at a cost, that's the price of piracy. In this case, it means financing the production (design, layout, printing). And I could think of no better way of financing it than going through the Internet Nation :)
Risks and challenges
- The book is already written, so no worries, you will get it soon
- You might not like the content or disagree with it. I'm here, happy to be challenged :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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