Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Book Review: Eat People

Are you ready for a book on entrepreneurship that won’t sugarcoat the truth and will open your eyes to what it takes to succeed? In the newest book to be summarized by Soundview Executive Book Summaries, author and former hedge fund manager Andy Kessler takes the role of a machine-gunner, blasting holes in every theory about the traditional path to achieving greatness as an entrepreneur. There is a reason that Kessler’s book Eat People contains the word “unapologetic” in its subtitle And Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs. Many of Kessler’s views could be deemed controversial, but he provides intense, well-researched support that, in the end, may change a few readers’ minds.

Kessler provides 12 rules (plus one bonus piece of advice) for entrepreneurs, investors and executives. The focus of much of his advice is on productivity, innovation and scalability, and readers will gain fresh perspective because of Kessler’s success in the venture capital arena. What’s interesting to note is the repeated emphasis on the ways in which success requires a balance between the desire for financial gratification and the need to improve the globe. Readers may be overwhelmed by Kessler’s constant references to increasing one’s personal wealth, but a closer look reveals that personal gain sits as a side-effect or afterthought to creating a remarkable business that changes people’s lives for the better. There are a number of business books that attempt to help entrepreneurs stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the changing global marketplace. Eat People is one of the few that demonstrates an aggressive strategy with practical applications.

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