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CreateSpecial: Think and act like an entrepreneur to change your life

by Jim Duffy Harriman House
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Pbk 200 pages
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This book is for anyone who wants to leave a dent in the world.


Jim Duffy has helped thousands of people realise their dreams in business with his start-up accelerator Entrepreneurial Spark. In his first book, he's here to help you do the same. Create Special reveals the secret sauce of successful entrepreneuring® - showing you exactly what it takes to train yourself for success as an entrepreneur and in life.


With wit and wisdom, and drawing on real-life case studies of people just like you, Jim sets out:

- What it really means to be an entrepreneur - and how so many get this fatally wrong

- How to be enabled - and overcome any obstacle that gets in your way

- The secret methods of unbelievable focus - and the incredible rewards that flow from it

- How entrepreneurs deal with risk, uncertainty and volatility - and you can too

- How to gain and maintain the right mindset as an entrepreneur - and be truly authentic

- What the right kind of entrepreneurial discipline looks like - and how to build it day by day

- Why you should shoot for the moon - and what happens when you get there.


This is a brilliantly no-nonsense and concise book that refuses to waste a second of your time - a companion to take with you and re-read again and again on your entrepreneurial journey. Even if you don't want to start a business, Jim's lessons on thinking and acting like an entrepreneur can change your life for the better. Get inspired and skilled up whatever stage you're at in business or life - and go create special!




About the Author


1. The Absolute Essence of an Entrepreneur

2. How to be Enabled

3. Focus, Focus, Focus

4. Comfortably Uncomfortable

5. Who You Are

6. Better Everyday

7. Your Moonshot



Jim Duffy is co-founder and head of Entrepreneurial Spark, the world's largest free accelerator for startup and scale-up businesses.

He is a regular speaker at events, including TEDx, has a weekly business column in The Scotsman, has just started writing regularly for The Times, and had extensive social media contacts (4,000+ LinkedIn Connections, 12,000 Twitter followers).

He has just been awarded an MBE for services to Entrepreneurship. He won Ernst and Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2016, is a Scottish Government Enterprise Committee member, is a Founder of EDGE Fund and has the charter class of Saltire Fellowship.