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The Culdesac Startup

The next silicon valley is suburbia

Do you have something to share with the world? Learn how to launch the startup of your dreams!

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Manuscript

Business
15,000 words
25% complete
Denver, Colorado
9 publishers interested

Who is this book for?

This book is for anyone looking to create a successful startup and want to leverage some tested strategies to built it in the cracks of their life.

The key audience for this book will be anyone that currently has a day job and is not a full time entrepreneur. If you have have always wanted to build something and may have even tried in the past but are looking for fresh inspiration and ideas then this book is for you.

Why should you read this book?

The most important reason is that you feel like you have something to share with the world. Frederick Buechner once said "Your calling is where your passions meets the worlds needs".

For me, I experienced this when a young mother in Indonesia downloaded my app and started using it to capture the first weeks of her first child's life. Frederick was right, in that moment I felt like I was living my calling.

If you desire that kind of experience, then this book is for you. It just might open your mind up to a potential you didn't even know existed!

Overview

Growing up in a single-wide mobile home in rural Washington state, I never believed a startup was in the cards for me. Those were the dreams of someone that came from more means. Thank goodness this all changed in my early twenties, when I helped a friend open a restaurant while I had a day job. We grew it to over 12 locations and in the process I began to realize that I could become an entrepreneur!

Over the next 15 years, I continued working my way up the corporate ladder, and all the while, building and learning. I was blessed to have imported a product from overseas and pitch it to the home shopping network, brokered a $10 million NASCAR deal, launched an online training company and developed an iPhone app that was downloaded in over 70 countries and won Denver's Hottest Startup!

And I did this while having a day job as an executive at several Fortune 500 companies. What I found was that having a day job didn't have to hinder my ability to create startups, rather it provided some key benefits.

I truly built my startups in the culdesac...I built them while having a full-time job and I did it with some simple truths.

Join this explosion of entrepreneurs that are not being birthed in Silicon Valley, rather they are emerging from the culdesacs and communities around the world. Take the opportunity to learn from my journey and see how you can become the entrepreneur that you always knew you could be.

Book Outline

The Proof

  • The Vail Experience

The Principles

  • Get Exhausted
  • Get Sticks
  • Get Community
  • Get Longevity
  • Get Better

The Purpose

  • 1 > 1,000

The Plan

  • Templates for Action
  • Hustle Hacks

How the Funds Will be Used

The funds from this campaign will be used for professional editing and design, and for the first print run.

Additionally, If I reach the goal of selling 500 copies, I will donate 50 copies to local high schools for use in business class and general reading.

Timeline

Writing: The book is currently about 35% completed. I will finish the writing of this book by the end of March.

Editing: The book will be edited in as I progress. I have a copywriter that has already started editing the content as it is completed.

Publication: The book is expected to be printed and delivered by mid-2016.

My plan is to self-publish this book according to the above timeline. However, it's also possible to attract a publisher based on this campaign. If 500 copies are pre-ordered, there is a greater chance a quality publisher may be interested in distributing this book. Your support will definitely make a difference, and I am very grateful for your support.

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  • Update #2 - Success!! March 10, 2016

    Thank you so much to everyone that supported my campaign. I am excited to let everyone know I sold 512 copies and hit my goal ...


  • Update #1 - We sold our first 100 copies!!! Jan. 17, 2016

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Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch is the creator of the award winning app; Digital Fridge, TEDx Speaker, Fortune 500 Global Executive, Author and Keynote Speaker. He lives in Denver, Colorado and is a proud husband and father to 3 amazing kids.

He has held multiple executive roles at Fortune 500 companies. These included Vice President roles in areas such as Global Operations, Global Change Process and Global Training.

Perhaps what sets him apart is that he’s managed to carve out success in both the cubicle and the coffee shop. Because he’s also an entrepreneur. His app, Digital Fridge, has been downloaded in more than 70 countries, and was twice a finalist, once a winner for Denver’s Hottest Startup. But his start-up story isn’t exactly typical.

“Forget crazy risks and quitting your day job,“ he says. “Find something you love. When it becomes “play”, you’ll find the energy and community to make it happen.”

Peter has leveraged this experience to become a sought out speaker and writer. His recent TEDx talk to 2,300 people has led to the creation of his book, "The Culdesac Startup".

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