Book Review – Does This Start-up Make me Look Fat by Halley Suitt Tucker

Dos this start up.jpgDoes This Start-up Make Me Look Fat by Halley Suitt Tucker has two things going for it, the book has a weird title and it’s a tiny book. And I really mean it is a tiny book. You can read it in a sitting of just 30-minutes. It has an encouraging message for women. Halley opens the book with the concerns that probably prompted her to write the book as follows:

I’m really upset there are not more women starting businesses. I have to think there must be some reason women don’t start businesses.

Of course, since she wrote the book back in 2011 more women are starting businesses but I have no doubt that if she wrote the book today, despite the increase in women businesses she might express the same sentiment.  In response to her sentiment she sites some probable reasons why women may not start businesses such as:

  • women think they can’t do it.
  • think men are smarter

She discounts those two reasons and adds a third which is where the title of the book comes from – Maybe they think starting a business will make them fat. This is a joke but what Halley is trying to communicate is that women should start businesses. Continue reading