150-WORD BOOK REVIEW – Accelerate by Luke Deering

Accelerate 3d CoverIf there is a market for a coffee table book for entrepreneurs, as I’m sure there is, this book is perfect fare next to a copy of Contagious magazine and a compendium of Cartier-Bresson photography.

Not only does the book come with advice from more than 140 successful entrepreneurs about setting up a startup, joining an accelerator and other elements such as marketing and fundraising, it is a font of useful information.

While the odd subbing and editing mistake take off the gloss, the advice therein will encourage entrepreneurs to focus on their products and build up their companies. Moreover, it’s also given me the kick in the arse to do the same myself.

* Since this original review, the book has been revamped with introductions from Pat Riley, MD of the Global Accelerator Network and Alex Iskold, Manger of the TechStars New York program

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REVIEW: 8.5/10

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.