There's a company missing at every job fair: yours.
This book is a quick look at the types of companies you might start (pursuing scale, reliability, or freedom) and how to get started.
This book is aimed at folks new to, but curious about the paths of entrepreneurship, ranging from location-independent freelancing through to scalable tech startups and repeatable cafe franchises. It's intended as a "wow I didn't know that option existed" style book for high-schoolers and university students, and should also be a helpful survey for anyone who's wondering how to get started on their own.
Parents: buy one for your kid. Entrepreneurship is a valuable option for them to know about, and there are ways of making it less risky and more reliable than you'd think.
About the author: Rob Fitzpatrick has been running companies across a wide range of industries for the past 10 years. He's raised money in the US and UK, bootstrapped a business from Spain, and crowd-funded a board game. He's a YCombinator alum, writes about early-stage startup strategy at http://thestartuptoolkit.com, and is the author of The Mom Test book about testing startup ideas (http://momtestbook.com) which is now taught at 4 of the top 5 global universities and used as required reading at numerous startup accelerators. Basically: cool dude, wide range of experiences, buy this book. Reach him on twitter @robfitz or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or bulk orders. <3