Guy tells it like it is to founders of any organization. With humor, blunt honesty, and example after example, he covers the practical business of starting. From font size in a pitch presentation to tips for a launch event to company culture to sales--he gives you the good, the bad, and the ugly. Great read.
Great book on how to radically accelerate your life and your influence. It shows how things like mentoring and leveraging platforms and the ability to see "waves" coming can make the difference from incremental change to big leaps forward. He challenges us to reject the idea of slowly working our way up the ladder, spending years of paying dues before you can finally do something big or meaningful. He says that if you are willing to rethink some assumptions you can leap forward and instead of taking shortcuts for 10% improvements you can take what he calls smartcuts and get 10X improvement.
With gripping stories as examples and solid social science to back it up, this is one of the better books I've read. Highly recommend it.
Every few years I read a book that hits me, "This could change everything." And my life changes. This is one of those books.
To understand why that's true, you need to know that my life is full of projects. From my church to work I am constantly working on projects. And many of them are big, complicated and we are trying to build something that's never been done before.
Scrum is a simple, powerful method to get a team to work fast and smart--really fast and smart. And it's specifically designed for charging into the unknown.
So if you're not on a team trying to build new things, this book won't help at all. But if you are, this book could change everything.