The Clearest Explanation Ever of the Key Accounting Basics
The world of accounting can be intimidating. Whether you're a manager, business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you've likely found yourself needing to know basic accounting...but baffled by complicated accounting books. What if learning accounting could be as simple and fun as running a child's lemonade stand? It can.
The Accounting Game presents financial information in a format so simple and so unlike a common accounting textbook, you may forget you're learning key skills that will help you get ahead! Using the world of a child's lemonade stand to teach the basics of managing your finances, this book makes a dry subject fun and understandable. As you run your stand, you'll begin to understand and apply financial terms and concepts like assets, liabilities, earnings, inventory and notes payable, plus:
--Interactive format gives you hands-on experience
--Color-coded charts and worksheets help you remember key terms
--Step-by-step process takes you from novice to expert with ease
--Fun story format speeds retention of essential concepts
--Designed to apply what you learn to the real world
The revolutionary approach of The Accounting Game takes the difficult subjects of accounting and business finance and makes them something you can easily learn, understand, remember and use!
"The game approach makes the subject matter most understandable. I highly recommend it to anyone frightened by either numbers or accountants."
-John Hernandis, Director of Corporate Communications, American Greetings
Trying to get certified and become an accountant? Own a smallbusiness but need a little help balancing your books? Don't worry!This hands-on guide provides the learning and vital practice youneed to master important accounting concepts and basics. Perfect asa companion workbook for Accounting For Dummies -- or any otheraccounting textbook -- Accounting Workbook For Dummies gives you awealth of real-world examples, demonstration problems, and handyexercises. With this helpful resource as your guide, you'll masterbalance sheets, income statements, and budgets in no time!
100s of Problems!
* Record transactions, track costs, and manage accounts
* Open and close bookkeeping cycles
* Analyze business performance and profit
* Choose the right accounting method
* Master investment accounting fundamentals
* Understand manufacturing cost accounting
Owning and running a small business can be complicated. On top of developing, marketing and selling your product or service, you’ve got to be prepared to handle the money that’s coming in, pay your employees, track expenditures, consider your stock options, and much more.
Accounting for Small Business Owners covers the entire process of establishing solid accounting for your business and common financial scenarios, and will show you how to:
• Set up and run your business
• Manage and sell your product or service
• Perform a month-end balancing of accounts
Packed with definitions of basic accounting terms, sample accounting statements, and a wealth of tips and tricks to simplify the accounting process, Accounting for Small Business Owners has everything you need to get the job done!
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is written in plain English, with lots of step-by-step instructions and screenshots that demonstrate exactly what to do. This MS Excel tutorial references Excel 2016, but most of the step-by-step instructions apply to earlier versions of MS Excel released as part of the Microsoft Office and Office 365 suites, including Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. If you don't own Excel, the book explains how to use two free online spreadsheets programs: Excel Online and Google Sheets (part of the Google Drive online office suite). The book also covers the Excel mobile apps: Excel for Android and Excel for iOS.
Topics in this top-selling Excel book include:
* Excel screen layout, cells, and terminology
* Excel 2016 vs. Excel Online vs. Google Sheets
* Basic Excel formatting
* Excel formulas and functions
* How to make charts in Excel
* Sorting and filtering
* Collaboration and sharing
* Exporting PDF, CSV, and other forms
* Printing tips
* Excel import and export formats (PDF, .CSV, .TSV, text, etc.)
This is not an Excel bible, but rather a basic Excel tutorial and reference that answers the core questions that any new Excel user will have:
* What is a spreadsheet?
* What are cells?
* What is the button with the Greek letter for?
* How can Excel spreadsheets create basic financial projections?
* How can certain data in a worksheet be highlighted?
* How can data be alphabetized or ranked?
* How to edit a chart in Excel
* How to print an Excel spreadsheet without cutting off columns
The second edition is up-to-date with new instructions and high-resolution screenshots of Excel 2016, Excel Online, and the new Google Sheets. It includes new sections about collaboration, OneDrive, and other features.
Here are some real reader reviews of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes:
“Fast and easy, this book is everything it claims to be. The material presented is very basic but it is also incredibly accessible with step-by- step screenshots and a friendly tone more like a friend or co-worker explaining how to use Excel than a technical manual.”
"One thing I particularly liked about 'Excel Basics in 30 minutes' is that it covers BOTH the MS Excel basics and the Google version basics. Explaining anything this intricate in 30 minutes is a challenge. (Can it be read in 30 minutes? Yes, I could do it, but I am not a typical user, I did not need to stop and practice the examples.) I was impressed that the book does go into some of the ‘meat’ of Excel while still being a book that someone with NO previous exposure to a spreadsheet can grasp.”
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology writer and author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, one of the world's best—known authorities on the power of the subconscious mind, shows readers not only how to unleash this power, but how to harness it and effectively use it to change their lives. Fully updated to reflect the sensibilities of the 21st century, this revised edition of a self—help classic is the key to overcoming the psychological barriers that stand in the way of greater material, spiritual, and emotional wealth.
Careers in forensic accounting are hot-US News & WorldReport recently designated forensic accounting as one of theeight most secure career tracks in America., Forensic accountantswork in most major accounting firms and demand for their servicesis growing with then increasing need for investigations of mergersand acquisitions, tax inquiries, and economic crime. In addition,forensic accountants perform specialized audits, and assist in allkinds of civil litigation, and are often involved in terroristinvestigations. Forensic Accounting For Dummies will trackto a course and explain the concepts and methods of forensicaccounting.Covers everything a forensic accountant may face, frominvestigations of mergers and acquisitions to tax inquiries toeconomic crimeWhat to do if you find or suspect financial fraud in your ownorganizationDetermining what is fraud and how to investigate
Whether you're a student pursuing a career in forensicaccounting or just want to understand how to detect and deal withfinancial fraud, Forensic Accounting For Dummies has youcovered.
Unless you're one of those rare "numbers people," the thought of accounting and bookkeeping probably make your head spin. While these pragmatic and confusing practices may not be fun for the rest of us, mastering them is absolutely essential in order to run and maintain a successful business. Thankfully, Bookkeeping & Accounting All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition, is here to take the intimidation out of crunching numbers and offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on keeping your business' finances in order with information specific to a business in the United Kingdom.
Written in plain English and packed with loads of helpful instruction, this approachable and all-encompassing guide arms you with everything you need to get up and running on all the latest accounting practices and bookkeeping software. Inside, you'll find out how to prepare financial statements, balance your books, keep the tax inspector off your back, and so much more.Gives you access to supplemental online samples of bookkeeping forms, accounting templates, and spreadsheetsIncludes many practical bookkeeping and accounting exercises and templatesSimplifies every aspect of accounting and record-keepingShows you how to run your business "by the books"
If you're a small business owner or employee who is confused and intimidated by managing your accounts and books, this comprehensive guide empowers you to take charge of those pesky figures to keep your business afloat.
Critical in supporting strategic business decisions andimproving profitability, cost accounting is arguably one of themost important functions in the accounting field. For businessstudents, cost accounting is a required course for those seeking anaccounting degree and is a popular elective among other businessmajors.
Cost Accounting For Dummies tracks to a typical costaccounting course and provides in-depth explanations and reviews ofthe essential concepts you'll encounter in your studies: how todefine costs as direct materials, direct labor, fixed overhead,variable overhead, or period costs; how to use allocationmethodology to assign costs to products and services; how toevaluate the need for capital expenditures; how to design a budgetmodel that forecast changes in costs based on expected activitylevels; and much more.Tracks to a typical cost accounting courseIncludes practical, real-world examplesWalks you though homework problems with detailed,easy-to-understand answers
If you're currently enrolled in a cost accounting course, thishands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to masterthis critical aspect of accounting.
This New Edition incorporates major changes which improve and update the previous edition. It can be easily used by students working on their own, as well as in a classroom environment.
- Fully illustrated & worked examples
- Student Activities
- End of chapter questions, many of which have been taken from major accounting examination bodies.
-The solutions to all activities are given at the end of each chapter, and answers to the end of chapter questions are also supplied.
Introduction to Accounting is an essential textbook for undergraduate accounting students. It is designed to meet the needs of both the non-specialist and those intending to specialise in accounting at undergraduate and also postgraduate levels. The Solutions Manual will be available via the SAGE website.
The ability to negotiate a deal. Confidence to oversee staff. Complete and accurate monitoring of expenses.
In today’s business climate, these are must-have skills. But all too often, comprehensive business books turn the important details of best practices into tedious reading that would put even a CEO to sleep.
This bestselling series is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that can’t be found anywhere else. From hiring and firing to strategizing and calculating revenues, these guides can help you learn core business and career concepts—no MBA required! So whether you’re a new business owner, a manager, or entry-level employee, this series has the answers you need to conduct business more efficiently.
Some of the significant updates and new material include:Discussion of the significance of shale and unconventional production as it relates to accounting principles New definitions of reserves from the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the impact on accounting processes All citations and references align with the updated authoritative literature from the Financial Accounting Standards Board A new chapter discussing specific issues previously unaddressed regarding property valuation in the industry New, and updated, end-of-chapter problems
Providing both the theories and practices of real estate from anaccounting and financial perspective, Real Estate AccountingMade Easy is a must-read for anyone who needs a thorough andeasier understanding of the real estate industry.Walks you through the audit processes, including how to preparethe audit and the different kinds of auditsHelps new auditors, the company being audited, and users ofaudit reports understand the fundamentals of the financial aspectof the real estate businessIncludes forms of real estate ownership, sole ownership,partnerships, joint ventures and real estate investment trusts(REITs), including the advantages and disadvantages of theseentities covered in detail
A practical guide to the field of real estate accounting andfinance, this easy-to-understand introductory and intermediary bookon the field of real estate begins with the elementary and basicaspects of real estate to ensure that those that are new to thefield are comfortable with this often-complicated subjectmatter.
So begins the story of Farmer Able. Everyone on his farm -- people and animals alike – are downright downtrodden by him. He's overbearing and compulsively obsessed with profits and productivity. He's a typical top-down, power-based manager, forever tallying production numbers in his well-worn ledgers. But the more he pushes the hoofs and horns and humans, the more they dig in their heels. That is until one day when he hears a mysterious wind that whispers: "It's not all about me." Can he turn things around and begin attending to the needs of those on his farm, thus improving their attitudes and productivity?
Farmer Able is an engaging parable that entertains as it enlightens. It reveals a profound truth about the dysfunction in organizations and how dramatic improvements can be made when leaders liberate employees to operate at their fullest potential and discover the significance in their work.
If you're looking to develop a new and profoundly satisfying leadership style, one that advocates serving others and creating ethical, engaging workplaces and innovative environments, this book will set you on your way. If you are tired of "business as usual," this lively story will get you thinking about how to inspire your employees and produce better results.
A contemporary focus immerses readers in real world ethical questions with recent trending topics such as celebrity privacy, basketball point-shaving, auditor inside trading, and online dating. Woven into chapters are tax-related issues that address fraud, cheating, confidentiality, contingent fees and auditor independence. Duties arising in more commonplace roles as internal auditors, external auditors, and tax practitioners are, of course, examined as well.
Whether you're a small business owner or a corporate manager with budget responsibilities, having an understanding of your company's finances is crucial. This user-friendly guide takes you through all the key elements of UK business accounting, covering everything from evaluating profit margins and establishing budgets to controlling cash flow and writing financial reports.
The third edition has been fully updated throughout and includes brand new content on the emergence of IFRS and dealing with foreign exchange.
The book is organised into five Parts:
Part I: Accounting Basics
Part II: Getting a Grip on Financial Statements (Including cash flow, cash flow statements financial reports, profit and loss accounts)
Part III: Accounting in Managing a Business (Including managing profit performance, budgeting, ownership structures, costs, and difference accounting methods)
Part IV: Financial Reports in the Outside World (All about auditors and advisors, and how investors read financial reports)
Part V: Part of Tens
Since many small businesses leave the all-important job of bookkeeping to someone on the staff with no training, there is a demand for this easy, authoritative how-to on the subject. Readers will find principles and procedures adapted to suit the needs of various types of business operations-from retail to entertainment to financial institutions.
The book Learn Accounting is intended for all who want to learn about the fundamentals and basics of accounting. This accounting book covers topics such as accounting terms and rules, journalizing of transactions, book keeping, ledger posting, trial balance, balance sheet and how to calculate depreciation. If you want to learn accounting basics, you have found the right book for you.
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Weygandt, Financial and Managerial Accounting is ideal for a two-semester Financial and Managerial Accounting sequence where students spend equal time learning financial and managerial accounting concepts, and learn the accounting cycle from a corporate perspective. This program begins by introducing students to the building blocks of the accounting cycle and builds to financial statements.
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If you’re a numbers person, it’s your lucky day! Accounting jobs are on the rise — in fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster-than-average growth rate of 11% in the industry through 2024. So, if you’re seeking long-term job security while also pursuing your passion, you’ll be stacking the odds in your favor by starting a career in accounting.
Accountants don’t necessarily lead a solitary life behind a desk in a bank. The field offers opportunities in auditing, budget analysis, financial accounting, management accounting, tax accounting, and more. In Accounting All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll benefit from cream-of-the-crop content culled from several previously published books. It’ll help you to flourish in whatever niche you want to conquer in the wonderful world of accounting. You’ll also get free access to a quiz for each section of the book online.Report on financial statements Make savvy business decisionsAudit and detect financial fraudHandle cash and make purchasing decisionsGet free access to topic quizzes online
If you’re a student studying the application of accounting theories or a professional looking for a valuable desktop reference you can trust, this book covers it all.
Replete with up-to-date, user-friendly examples from all main jurisdictions, this guide explains the precise workings and lifecycles of private equity funds; reviews commercial terms; evaluates structures and tax treatments; shows how to read Limited Partnership Agreements; presents best-practice details and processes, and identifies costly pitfalls to avoid.
Intermediate accounting courses are required for studentsseeking bachelor's degrees in accounting and often for degrees infinance, business administration, and management. IntermediateAccounting For Dummies provides you with a deeper and broaderlevel of accounting theory, serving as an excellent coursesupplement and study guide to help you master the concepts of thischallenging program.
With easy-to-understand explanations and realworld examples,Intermediate Accounting For Dummies covers all the topics you'llencounter in an intermediate accounting course: the conceptualframework of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), financial ratioanalysis, equity accounting, investment strategies, financialstatement preparation, and moreTracks to a typical intermediate accounting curriculumExpert information and real-world examplesOther titles from Loughran: Financial Accounting ForDummies and Auditing For Dummies
With the help of Intermediate Accounting For Dummies,you'll discover the fast and easy way to take the confusion out ofthe complex theories and methods associated with a typicalintermediate accounting course.
This edition includes a new selection of modern 'Accounting Headlines' which provide current examples of organisations and individuals putting accounting theory into practice in both local and global settings. Financial Accounting Theory covers additional topics such as critical perspectives, public sector accounting and fair value. Workflows and processes are presented using enhanced visual charts to help demonstrate how accounting works in practice.
Deegan presents the concepts in a clear and straightforward style, while challenging students to think critically about the range of accounting theories. Financial Accounting Theory provides a sound basis for readers contemplating further research and develops habits of analytical reasoning and critical thinking.
The important stuff you need to know:Get started fast. Quickly set up accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items.Follow the money. Track everything from billable and unbillable time and expenses to income and profit.Keep your company financially fit. Examine budgets and actual spending, income, inventory, assets, and liabilities.Gain insights. Open a dashboard that highlights your company’s financial activity and status the moment you log in.Spend less time on bookkeeping. Create and reuse bills, invoices, sales receipts, and timesheets.Find key info. Use QuickBooks’ Search and Find features, as well as the Vendor, Customer, Inventory, and Employee Centers.
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Accounting, Third Edition takes the guess work out of this basic business activity. This updated edition has all the current information any business person will need to understand the "books," along with a useful workbook style appendix to re-enforce the lessons learned throughout the book.
? Fully updated including all new forms
? New workbook appendix with dozens of useful exercises
? Up-to-date information on the changes in payroll taxes, including the new Medicare tax
Weygandt, Accounting Principles is a best-selling program ideal for a two-semester Principles of Accounting sequence where students spend the majority of the time learning financial accounting concepts, and are introduced to the basic concepts of managerial accounting at the end of the sequence With Accounting Principles students learn the accounting cycle from a sole proprietor perspective.
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Personal Finance and Investing All-In-One For Dummies willcover:Organising Your Finances and Dealing with DebtPaying Less TaxBuilding up Savings and InvestmentsRetiring WealthyYour Wealth and the Next Generation
The important stuff you need to know:Get started fast. Quickly set up accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items.Follow the money. Track everything from billable and unbillable time and expenses to income and profit.Keep your company financially fit. Examine budgets and actual spending, income, inventory, assets, and liabilities.Gain insights. Open a new dashboard that highlights your company’s financial activity and status the moment you log in.Spend less time on bookkeeping. Create and reuse bills, invoices, sales receipts, and timesheets.Find key info. Use QuickBooks’ Search and Find features, as well as the Vendor, Customer, Inventory, and Employee Centers.
Martin White, Chair of UK Shareholders Association
This is one of those great big books to buy and then tuck away for constant reference. It's a tour through everything from managing a portfolio to establishing a fair intrinsic value for a share. If it moves in the world of investing, it’s probably here.'
David Stevenson, 'Adventurous Investor' in the Financial Times
‘Informative and easy to read, Glen Arnold has produced arguably the most comprehensive book there is today on stock market investing and one that unquestionably will give an edge to any retail investor. This is a must read for anyone serious about investing.'
Simon Thompson, Companies Editor, Investors Chronicle
The Financial Times Guide to Investing is the definitive introduction to the art of successful stock market investing. Bestselling author Glen Arnold takes you from the basics of what investors do and why companies need them through to the practicalities of buying and selling shares and how to make the most from your money. He describes different types of investment vehicles and advises you on how to be successful at picking companies, understanding their accounts, managing a sophisticated portfolio, measuring performance and risk and setting up an investment club.
The third edition of this investing classic will give you everything you need to choose your shares with skill and confidence. Thoroughly updated, this edition now includes:
- Comprehensive advice about unit trusts and other collective investments
- A brand new section on dividend payments and what to watch out for
- An expanded jargon-busting glossary to demystify those complex phrases and concepts
- Recent Financial Times articles and tables to illustrate and expand on case studies and examples
- Detailed updates of changes to tax rates and legislation as well as increases in ISA allowances and revisions to capital gains tax
See Additional Notes for instructions to download the highly interactive PC software. Used in thousands of schools and colleges worldwide the software is designed to work as a traditional textbook on your PC screen. Comprising hundreds of menu selected colourful topics where the graphic images (from your eBook) are brought to life for every value change along with many additional learning software features.
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Table of Contents (280 software topics) Introduction, Accounting, Accounting Tools, Financial Accounts, Ratio Analysis, Workforce performance and Production, Personal Finance, Mathematics, Number Systems, Number Conversion, Number Types, Roots, Percentages, Ratios, Fractions, Vectors, Laws, Algebra 0., Algebra 1., Algebra 2., Mathematical Rules, Powers and Indices, Simplifying, Linear Equations, Graphing, Data Analysis, Computing, Hardware Devices, Data Structures, Data Files, Computer Systems, Data Handling, System Development, Computer Programming, Binary Numbers, Binary Arithmetic, Additional Notes.
In plain English, this completely reliable handbook walks youthrough the new and revised SOX laws, introduces compliancestrategies for changed and unchanged guidelines, and gives you aneffective framework for implementation You’ll find out how tocreate an efficient audit committee, purchase and use SOX softwaresolutions, and make practical, cost-effective decisions in yourinitial compliance year and beyond. You’ll also find provenstrategies for staying public or going private and learn how todeal with all those SOX forms. Discover how to:Establish SOX standards for IT professionalsMinimize compliance costs in every area of your companySurvive a section 404 auditAvoid litigation under SOXAnticipate future rules and trendsCreate a post-SOX paper trailBolster your company’s standing and reputationWork with SOX in a small businessMeet new SOX standardsBuild a board that can’t be boughtComply with all SOX management mandates
Complete with invaluable tips on how to form an effective auditcommittee, Sarbanes-Oxley For Dummies is the resource youneed to keep your SOX clean.
Know whether a company is well run and doing well?
Decide which ratios and benchmarks to use to assess performance?
Work out if a company has massaged its results?
Recognise the danger signs on the corporate horizon?
Compare companies operating in different sectors or countries?
These and many other important questions are answered in a completely updated and revised sixth edition of this clear and comprehensive guide. It is aimed at anyone who wants to understand a company's annual report, judge a customer's creditworthiness, assess a company's investment potential, and much more.
The Finance Book will help you think and manage like a financial strategist. Written specifically for non-finance professionals, it will give you all you need to know to manage your business more effectively and think more strategically.
It will help you to: Have the confidence to read and interpret financial statements Ask the right questions about financial performance Apply important financial tools and ratios Learn how to think financially and make better strategic financial decisions
Covering business finance, accounting fundamentals, budgeting, profitability and cash management, you'll find the tools you need in order to make the best financial decisions for your business.
'Essential reading for any non-finance professional. This is an easy to read and practical guide to the world of finance.’ Paul Herman, Group CEO, Bluebox Corporate Finance
‘A really helpful, well organised and easy to understand primer and reference book for those who aren’t accountants but still need to understand the accounts.’ Roger Siddle, Chairman, Cordium Group
‘A great book. At last, a guide that demystifies and encourages business owners to practically understand financial matters. A must read.’ Gordon Vater CEO, RiiG Limited
With over 300 images, Forensic Analytics reviews andshows how twenty substantive and rigorous tests can be used todetect fraud, errors, estimates, or biases in your data. For eachtest, the original data is shown with the steps needed to get tothe final result. The tests range from high-level data overviews toassess the reasonableness of data, to highly focused tests thatgive small samples of highly suspicious transactions. These testsare relevant to your organization, whether small or large, forprofit, nonprofit, or government-related.Demonstrates how to use Access, Excel, and PowerPoint in aforensic settingExplores use of statistical techniques such as Benford's Law,descriptive statistics, correlation, and time-series analysis todetect fraud and errorsDiscusses the detection of financial statement fraud usingvarious statistical approachesExplains how to score locations, agents, customers, oremployees for fraud riskShows you how to become the data analytics expert in yourorganization
Forensic Analytics shows how you can use Microsoft Accessand Excel as your primary data interrogation tools to findexceptional, irregular, and anomalous records.
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Landlording on Autopilot is the property investor’s guide to doing it all with less stress and lolhigher profits. As a full-time undercover police detective, author Mike Butler developed his proven, simple system for managing hundreds of rentals on the side; in this book, he shares his methods to help you transition your rentals from a headache into a fun, problem-free source of consistent higher profits and income. Whether you’re looking for your first rental property, or just looking for a better way to manage the ones you have, this book shows you his strategies, mind-set, tools and technologies to make your rental business a boatload easier while giving you a lot more time to do what you want! Mike’s simple methods can be implemented in downtown Manhattan or Anytown, USA, whether you manage high-end penthouses or Section 8 rentals, and you can do it all from your smartphone or tablet—and best of all, most of the technology doesn’t cost a penny.
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The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz - A 30-minute Summary & Analysis
Inside this Instaread Summary:
• Overview of the entire book
• Introduction to the important people in the book
• Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book
• Key Takeaways of the book
• A Reader's Perspective
Preview of this summary: Introduction
Ben explains that every time he reads a self-help or management book, he thinks about the fact that it didn’t really address the hard things like laying people off or having good people start demanding unreasonable things. The problem with self-help books is that they try to provide a recipe for dealing with difficult, dynamic situations. Challenging situations can not be solved with a formula. Instead of using a formula in this book, the author presents his story as he progressed from an entrepreneur to CEO to venture capitalist. He shares some of the lessons he has learned along the way. He explains that although circumstances may differ, patterns and lessons resonate with each experience. For the last several years, he has shared lessons learned on his popular blog. Many people have emailed him to ask about the stories behind the lessons. Ben shares that he has been inspired along the way by many family members, friends, and advisers who have helped him. Hip-hop/rap music has also inspired him because these artists aspire to be both great and successful. He also admires that rappers see themselves as entrepreneurs.1: From Communist to Venture Capitalist
Ben’s grandparents were card-carrying Communists. His dad grew up indoctrinated in the Communist philosophy. Ben’s family moved to Berkeley, California, in 1968. His dad then became the editor of the famous New Left magazine, Ramparts. When Ben was five, his family moved to Bonita Avenue, a middle-class Berkeley neighborhood. One day, a friend of Ben’s older brother, Roger, pointed to an African American kid down the block who happened to be riding in a red wagon. Roger dared Ben to go tell the kid to give him his wagon, and if he refused,to spit in his face and call him a racial epithet. Roger wasn’t a racist and did not come from a bad family. Ben later found out that he had schizophrenia. He had wanted to see a fight. Ben was afraid of Roger, and his demand put him in a very tough situation. He thought Roger would beat him up if he didn’t do what he told him to do. He was also afraid to ask for the wagon. He walked toward the boy and when he got near enough, he said, “Can I ride in your wagon?” The boy, Joel Clark Jr., said, “Sure.” Ben turned to look at Roger and saw that he was gone. Ben went on to play with Joel all day, and they have been best friends ever since. That experience taught Ben that being scared didn’t mean he was gutless. He learned that what he did mattered and determined whether he would be a hero or a coward. If he had completely followed Roger’s order, he would have never met his best friend. He also learned not to judge things by appearance alone. If a...