Book Review – Will It Fly by Pat Flynn

Will it flyWill It Fly as the title suggests was written to help us test our business ideas and while the concept of testing business ideas is not new, Pat has approached it in a unique way, at least from my perspective.  The book is divided into five sections and each section contains  information to help us validate our business ideas. Pat describes them as our ‘flight plan’. Before going into the five sections, there is a sizable introduction which tells us a bit about the author’s own business experiences, lessons he’s learned from his son and a reminder of why we should not sit on our ideas. On this topic I like some of the quotes used:

An idea is salvation by imagination – Frank Lloyd Wright

Good ideas are common, but those who are willing to take action and execute those ideas are far more rare – The Author

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction – John F. Kennedy

Now let’s move on to look briefly at the five sections. Continue reading