How I Built This by Guy Raz
Length: 320 pages
First Published: 2020
Great ideas often come from a simple spark: A soccer player on the New Zealand national team notices all the unused wool his country produces and figures out a way to turn them into shoes (Allbirds). A former Buddhist monk decides the very best way to spread his mindfulness teachings is by launching an app (Headspace). A sandwich cart vendor finds a way to reuse leftover pita bread and turns it into a multimillion-dollar business (Stacy’s Pita Chips).
Award-winning journalist and NPR host Guy Raz has interviewed more than 200 highly successful entrepreneurs to uncover amazing true stories like these. In How I Built This, he shares tips for every entrepreneur’s journey: from the early days of formulating your idea, to raising money and recruiting employees, to fending off competitors, to finally paying yourself a real salary. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting their own business or wondered how trailblazing entrepreneurs made their own dreams a reality.
About Guy Raz
Guy Raz is the host and co-creator of three NPR Programs: TED Radio Hour, How I Built This, and Wow in the World. He previously was a weekend host for All Things Considered, CNN’s Jerusalem correspondent, and NPR’s Berlin bureau chief. Visit the author’s website →