If you had ever told me I would write a book, I would have laughed. I’m still shocked. INSIGHTS: Reflections of 101 of Yale’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs started organically. I needed advice for my own startup, so I reached out to my community. I received a lot of helpful advice, and more people responded than I expected.
I thought others could benefit from hearing the wisdom shared with me from these successful entrepreneurs that had been in the trenches and accumulated knowledge learned through experience. Initially, I thought a blog would be a great platform to share the contributions of advice, but as the volume grew, a book made more sense. And fortunately, in 2015, I was able to make it available in all formats within two months of publishing—hardback, paperback, ebook, and audiobook—high quality products that complement the high quality advice shared. For any potential first-time authors out there, I’d be happy to share my experience and any insights I picked up along the way (pun intended).
When I’m not pretending to be an author, I’m helping to build communities. My current entrepreneurial venture is called TouchPoints, helping nonprofit and advocacy organizations increase engagement with their donors, alumni, and constituents.
In 2018, the Korean publishing rights to INSIGHTS were acquired by Yemun Publishing. In 2021, the Korean version was released and can be purchase here.
100% of the profits from the sales of INSIGHTS are going to support STEM and entrepreneurial causes. You can suggest an organization and vote for others at www.ChrisLoPresti.com.