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“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

― Oscar Wilde

This handsome gentleman to your right thinks that you should be reading as much as you possibly can! We happen to agree. So we have compiled a list of books, which have been personally recommended to you by entrepreneurs that we’ve interviewed on this great site. Please browse and enjoy!

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Brian Semling (Founder and CEO, Brian’s Toys, Inc.)

Name: Brian Semling Age: 41 Company Name: Brian’s Toys, Inc. Company URL:  strictlybriks.com, brianstoys.com, clevercreationsco.com Title: Founder and CEO Hometown: Fountain City, Wisconsin Relationship Status: Married What early experiences in life, cultivated...

Laura Cope (Founder/Creative Director, Laura Cope Photography)

"Failure is just a matter of perspective. I think the only failure is not having enough patience to see things through." - Laura Cope Passion is defined as a strong and barely controllable emotion. Laura Cope’s passion for her craft is evident in every facet of...

Adam Markel, Author of PIVOT (Speaker, Coach, Transformational Leader)

The team at Five Hundred Stories sat down with Adam Markel at the Digital Footprint Conference. In this interview Adam gives some valuable insights regarding entrepreneurship, happiness and purpose. Adam's story comes from a place of truth and real life...

Brian Smith, Speaker/Author (Founder of UGG Boots)

Intro "Ignorance is a key element for every entrepreneur; some level of ignorance. Because if you knew all the obstacles ahead, you would never do it." "In life you get beat down. In business, you get beat down twice as much!"  - Brian Smith/UGG Founder Five Hundred...

Thomas Smale (Founder, FE International)

"If you have a business partner and/or team, don't blame people when things fail, as it will happen regularly (particularly in a small and agile company)" - Thomas Smale, re: failure Thomas Smale didn’t grow up in a family with a history of entrepreneurship. He...

Steve Altimari (President/Brewmaster, High Water Brewing, Inc.)

"Never give up! Attack from another angle or just go in another direction completely. Every failure is a learning experience." - Steve Altimari After a 12-year career in the Silicon Valley high-tech world, Steve decided on a career change. He attended the American...

Ross Halleck (Owner/Vintner)

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Matt Siltala (Avalaunch Media)

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Anton Van Happen (CEO, Eco Green Auto Clean)

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Richard Brasser (CEO, rFactr Inc)

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