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J.Alvarez

Lake Mary, FL, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (246)

    The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are sky-high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over, and traditional job security is a thing of the past. Here, LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world.

    Amazon Customer says: "Just like watching TV... a commerical every 5 mins"
    "Practical advice on building your career & network"
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    If you could sum up The Start-Up of You in three words, what would they be?

    practical, inspirational, networking


    What did you like best about this story?

    The authors include specific practical suggestions for building your career and professional network based on their business experience. These are particularly useful to people in the early stages of their career, although most apply to all levels. Spending time doing the action items at the end of each chapter is worthwhile and could significantly amplify the impact of these ideas on your career. The conversation with the authors at the end is a nice bonus with additional hints to grow "your startup".


    Have you listened to any of Kaleo Griffith’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have not listened to his other performances, but this one was excellent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The argument that we are all born as entrepreneurs is compelling. Some phrases are ingenious and thought provoking, like I^we implying the network serves as exponent of individuals, the "permanent beta" mindset, reading a blog as a first derivative of the writer's thoughts, "you" as both singular and plural, etc.


    Any additional comments?

    There is too much emphasis on using LinkedIn and too little on alternatives.Chapter bookmarks are wrong, e.g. chapter 2 on the audio app has chapter 1's recording, etc. This should be corrected.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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