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“Hey, The CEO Library, why did you start a Patreon account?”

Glad you asked! The CEO Library was started last year by Cristina and Bobby as a resource designed to help entrepreneurs find the best books to read at the right time. Now we’re a team of three working on what we think is already a great place for aspiring entrepreneurs. Oh, and when we say “entrepreneurs”, we’re not necessarily talking about people owning a business, but about everyone with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Ok, but what exactly is it that we do? Well, you know that there are literally thousands of books out there. And when we say “thousands”, we’re just trying to protect you, because according to Google, there are almost 130 million books published in modern history. Good luck choosing your best next read!

But that’s why we’re here. Books are great, but not all of them. And not always. A highly acclaimed book will get you nowhere if you read it without a purpose or at the wrong moment in your life/business. And we’re helping you choose the right books for your needs and put them in a context.

For example, if you’re in the early stage of your startup, books like The Hard Thing About Hard Things (an amazing book by the way), might not help you so much. Other books might be a better fit. And that’s why we’re here, to help you save precious time, accelerate your learning and apply what you learn to grow your business, innovate and, ultimately create more jobs.

“Got it, but you still didn’t answer what’s with the Patreon thing?”

Ok, ok. So, since we’re also entrepreneurs, The CEO Library started as an idea. Then we started building the product, launched and analyzed feedback. And it was great. During the first 9-10 months of the project, the things we did and the people we got in touch with were absolutely amazing. The replies we’re getting to our weekly newsletter is better than in our wildest dreams. By the way, if you haven’t already, you need to subscribe :) 

So far, we interviewed more than 200 successful business leaders and learned from them. We listed more than 2,000 books, each one with recommendations from entrepreneurs and CEOs to managers, freelancers and investors. We put together several lists of books on specific skills such as learning how to learn, leadership, financial education, and the likes. We started a podcast. We gave away books for free. And don’t get us started on what we want to do. Books, guides, workshops, meetups...basically sky’s the limit!

But in order to do that, we need to support the project. And since ads are not really our thing, we want to keep the website as ad-free as possible. So we decided to give Patreon a try.

We have several tiers, ranging from $3 to $100, so if you ever thought we’re doing a good job (either got a book suggestion from us, or read something interesting or anything), by pledging any amount you’re keeping us running and helping even more aspiring entrepreneurs find the right books for them.

Think of it as a contribution to education. Even though it’s just a book suggestion, coming at the right time is bringing a tiny, tiny contribution to succeed in your mission.

So thank you for reading this so far and if you want to support us, please check the tiers we have and make a pledge. You have no idea how grateful we’ll be.
Tiers
Pledge $3 or more
$3 or more per month
You’re our “coffee guy/girl”. Basically, you’re giving of us a Caffe Latte per month. And we drink a lot of coffee. Once you make the pledge, you’ll get an invitation to our “inner circle”, an email list where we’ll let you know of our upcoming plans before announcing them publicly. We might even ask you for some suggestions when the team doesn’t agree on how to do something. Or feedback on what we’ve already done. (the “inner circle” access goes to any pledge, from $3 up).
Pledge $5 or more
$5 or more per month
The CEO Library fan. Besides the coffee, by pledging $5 you’re also giving us money for a chocolate chip cookie. And we love chocolate chip cookies. Now seriously, $5 a month is already an important contribution, since it adds up to a significant amount over the course of a year. Thank you!
Pledge $10 or more
$10 or more per month
The CEO Library supporter. Things are getting serious now and by pledging $10 you’re already helping us do more than having a coffee and a chocolate chip cookie. You’re actually helping us with the costs involved in running the website. And besides our gratitude, you’ll also get special access to all the things we’ll launch, such as books, courses and workshops.
Pledge $25 or more
$25 or more per month
We love you. Period. Pledges like this one allows us to work on growing the project. With enough money we can pay some people to help us take more interviews and gather all the info on the books (you have no idea how much work that takes), we can have book giveaways more often, we can test new things and so on. You’ll also get a small gift for us (nothing too fancy, but you’ll like it, we promise).
Pledge $100 or more
$100 or more per month
What?! 100 dollars?! For this pledge, you are a true contributor to education. And we honestly have no idea how could we ever possibly show our gratitude. We might even pay you a visit (especially if you’re working from a remote beach with white sands, turqouise water and cold Mojitos).
“Hey, The CEO Library, why did you start a Patreon account?”

Glad you asked! The CEO Library was started last year by Cristina and Bobby as a resource designed to help entrepreneurs find the best books to read at the right time. Now we’re a team of three working on what we think is already a great place for aspiring entrepreneurs. Oh, and when we say “entrepreneurs”, we’re not necessarily talking about people owning a business, but about everyone with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Ok, but what exactly is it that we do? Well, you know that there are literally thousands of books out there. And when we say “thousands”, we’re just trying to protect you, because according to Google, there are almost 130 million books published in modern history. Good luck choosing your best next read!

But that’s why we’re here. Books are great, but not all of them. And not always. A highly acclaimed book will get you nowhere if you read it without a purpose or at the wrong moment in your life/business. And we’re helping you choose the right books for your needs and put them in a context.

For example, if you’re in the early stage of your startup, books like The Hard Thing About Hard Things (an amazing book by the way), might not help you so much. Other books might be a better fit. And that’s why we’re here, to help you save precious time, accelerate your learning and apply what you learn to grow your business, innovate and, ultimately create more jobs.

“Got it, but you still didn’t answer what’s with the Patreon thing?”

Ok, ok. So, since we’re also entrepreneurs, The CEO Library started as an idea. Then we started building the product, launched and analyzed feedback. And it was great. During the first 9-10 months of the project, the things we did and the people we got in touch with were absolutely amazing. The replies we’re getting to our weekly newsletter is better than in our wildest dreams. By the way, if you haven’t already, you need to subscribe :) 

So far, we interviewed more than 200 successful business leaders and learned from them. We listed more than 2,000 books, each one with recommendations from entrepreneurs and CEOs to managers, freelancers and investors. We put together several lists of books on specific skills such as learning how to learn, leadership, financial education, and the likes. We started a podcast. We gave away books for free. And don’t get us started on what we want to do. Books, guides, workshops, meetups...basically sky’s the limit!

But in order to do that, we need to support the project. And since ads are not really our thing, we want to keep the website as ad-free as possible. So we decided to give Patreon a try.

We have several tiers, ranging from $3 to $100, so if you ever thought we’re doing a good job (either got a book suggestion from us, or read something interesting or anything), by pledging any amount you’re keeping us running and helping even more aspiring entrepreneurs find the right books for them.

Think of it as a contribution to education. Even though it’s just a book suggestion, coming at the right time is bringing a tiny, tiny contribution to succeed in your mission.

So thank you for reading this so far and if you want to support us, please check the tiers we have and make a pledge. You have no idea how grateful we’ll be.

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Tiers
Pledge $3 or more
$3 or more per month
You’re our “coffee guy/girl”. Basically, you’re giving of us a Caffe Latte per month. And we drink a lot of coffee. Once you make the pledge, you’ll get an invitation to our “inner circle”, an email list where we’ll let you know of our upcoming plans before announcing them publicly. We might even ask you for some suggestions when the team doesn’t agree on how to do something. Or feedback on what we’ve already done. (the “inner circle” access goes to any pledge, from $3 up).
Pledge $5 or more
$5 or more per month
The CEO Library fan. Besides the coffee, by pledging $5 you’re also giving us money for a chocolate chip cookie. And we love chocolate chip cookies. Now seriously, $5 a month is already an important contribution, since it adds up to a significant amount over the course of a year. Thank you!
Pledge $10 or more
$10 or more per month
The CEO Library supporter. Things are getting serious now and by pledging $10 you’re already helping us do more than having a coffee and a chocolate chip cookie. You’re actually helping us with the costs involved in running the website. And besides our gratitude, you’ll also get special access to all the things we’ll launch, such as books, courses and workshops.
Pledge $25 or more
$25 or more per month
We love you. Period. Pledges like this one allows us to work on growing the project. With enough money we can pay some people to help us take more interviews and gather all the info on the books (you have no idea how much work that takes), we can have book giveaways more often, we can test new things and so on. You’ll also get a small gift for us (nothing too fancy, but you’ll like it, we promise).
Pledge $100 or more
$100 or more per month
What?! 100 dollars?! For this pledge, you are a true contributor to education. And we honestly have no idea how could we ever possibly show our gratitude. We might even pay you a visit (especially if you’re working from a remote beach with white sands, turqouise water and cold Mojitos).