Curated Reads by the National Library, Singapore

Many of us dream of being our own boss, but few take the plunge due to the risks involved. What drives people to strike out on their own? More importantly, what is the secret of those who succeed? Learn a thing or two from the resources below.



Even the Odds: Sensible Risk-taking in Business, Investing, and Life
Call no.: 650.1 FIR


Many people associate entrepreneurship with risk-taking. In this book, Karen Firestone shows how risk assessment is applied in business, investments and even our personal lives.


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The author draws on four core tenets: right-sizing; right-timing; relying on skills, knowledge and experience; and staying sceptical about numbers, promises and forecasts. Part 1 on sensible risk-taking introduces us to these four principles, and shows how the author applies them in her life.


Grab this ebook now or visit our public libraries to borrow a physical copy.


Book cover image credit: All rights reserved, All rights reserved. Bibliomotion, 2016.




14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

Have you ever wondered what are the defining everyday habits of successful people? Culled from interviews with over 200 ultra-accomplished personalities, Kevin Kruse shares with us their strategies to productivity and success. Read the article.


Businesses for the Greater Good 

Singapore has the potential to be a regional hub for social entrepreneurship. From environmental sustainability to supporting the livelihoods of disadvantaged communities, be inspired by the stories of our up-and-coming social enterprises here.


Advice for Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, led his company to grow from a small record outlet to a global powerhouse. Watch this video to find out how Branson achieved this.