The 10% Entrepreneur


The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job

Start something new, develop your career and diversify your skills – without giving up your day job

You want to launch a business, try something new and make yourself more employable, but you don’t want to lose the security of your job. You no longer have to choose. Instead, become a 10% entrepreneur.

In The 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick J. McGinnis shows you how to integrate entrepreneurship into your life by investing 10% of your time and, if possible, 10% of your capital into side projects. You will generate more income, discover new opportunities, sharpen your skills – and get the life you’ve always wanted.



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Entrepreneurship is not one size fits all. It can take many shapes and forms. There's immense value to testing ideas or weaving entrepreneurial qualities into your life before taking the plunge. The 10% Entrepreneur will tell you how. -- Christine Tsai, Founding Partner at 500 Startups

For 4 years, while working a full-time job, I was also a 10% Entrepreneur. I didn't know the phrase then, I just knew I had more money, more fun and more opportunities than I'd ever had in my life. If any of those sounds like things you want more of, read this book! -- Jon Acuff, author of Do-Over

McGinnis delivers a winning game-plan for assuming 10% more risk, more creativity and more (ad)venture in your everyday life for 100% more satisfaction. Entrepreneurship is a smart choice for everyone - and so is reading this book. -- Linda Rottenberg, Co-founder & CEO of Endeavor and author of Crazy is a Compliment

In a shifting corporate landscape, entrepreneurship no longer has to mean all-or-nothing endeavours. Patrick McGinnis uses his own expertise as a "part-time entrepreneur" to illustrate a proven solution for you to become one, too. -- Keith Ferrazzi, author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone

About the Author

Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to pro­vide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs and fast-growing businesses. He is also a 10% entrepreneur, investing in, advising and launching a diverse portfolio of companies and investments in the United States, Latin America and Asia. A graduate of Harvard Business School, he writes for Business Insider, the Huffington PostBoston Magazine and Forbes. He lives in New York City.


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