Read about the adventure of a start-up in Silicon Valley. The book interlaces the story of the start-up Intelic (renamed “Azerity” in 2001) with stories from prior jobs, valuable lessons learned. The book reveals how Intelic created a dedicated and enthusiastic team – a team that worked hard and had fun – and a great product.
Now that we’ve finalized on a book title and sub-title that ties in, the final draft proof is on its way in the mail. The title and subtitle are: “It Starts with an Idea” – How a little software company competed against the big software gorillas by turning an idea into practical software.
Our friend, Pete, came up with the title, which was actually one of the early chapter titles. Since the book is about a start-up, it made sense to use that as the title. I like it.
One final review then it goes to Amazon to publish a print and Kindle version. Hope you like it!
OK – No one likes either of my first two book name ideas: “Gorilla Warfare” (sounds like a story about combat if you don’t know how to spell, or an issue in the jungle with real gorillas if you do know how to spell) or “Practical Software” (sounds like a boring technical manual). People suggest that since it is such a fun read, it should have a title that draws people to read it other than just software geeks. Something catchy that would cause people to download it from Kindle.
The byline is “How a little company competed against the big software gorillas by building practical software” (that is working well), the book talks inside about competing with the big software gorillas, and so the cover has a gorilla on the front, little chimp (our company) on the back.
New suggestions currently are:
“It Starts with an Idea” – that’s actually one of the early chapter titles.
“Safari into the Software Jungle” – unless it’s too long.
“Software Safari” – if the above is too long. But the one above sounds more fun to me.