A blueprint for thriving in your job and career in today’s challenging world of work by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley’s most innovative entrepreneurs.
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. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.
Why? Start-ups - and the entrepreneurs who run them - are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage. These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead today.
This book isn’t about cover letters or resumes. Instead, you will learn the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. Whether you work for a giant multinational corporation, a small local business, or are launching your own venture, you need to know how to:
A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today's fractured world of work, the strategies in this book will help you survive and thrive and achieve your boldest professional ambitions. The Start-Up of You empowers you to become the CEO of your career and take control of your future.
©2012 Reid Hoffman (P)2012 Random House
"Being an entrepreneur isn’t really about starting a business. It’s a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge. Whatever career you’re in or want to be in The Start-Up of You holds lessons for success." (Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg, L.P., and Mayor, New York City)
"Everyone, women and men alike, needs to think big to succeed. This is a practical book that shows you how to take control and build a career that will enable you to have real impact." (Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook)
"A profound book about self-determination and self-realization. By capturing and universalizing the wisdom of successful start-up businesses, the authors provide an exciting blueprint for building a fulfilling career. Invaluable for any person who wants to be a successful entrepreneur not in a particular company but in the most important enterprise of all: one's own life." (Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark)
Silvina is a registered psychologist in clinical and counselling psychology with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families.
It depends on the friend. I've friends who are not very used to social media and internet marketing. They'll find it very useful but not for me.
Maybe I'll give examples for beginners. I don't think that beginners may benefit if the story is about a big company. In the final third part, it gets better.
I liked the different stories about different people that were used to illustrate the points and show the differences between options - that is the best way to learn about anything
The definition of allies network, what it means and how it works - and especially - why all of it matters!
Too much of Linked-in specific tasks.. those could have been given as examples, but seemed too much like Linked-in promotion.
Yes, I thought the varying of readers helped keep my attention.
I have not.
The performance was good.
Get busy planning and following the plan
There are some good concepts but mainly use Linkedin to maintain a business network. Opportunities exist within 3 degrees of separation. Don't feel I it took a lot away from the book.
I did like how to have a plan a, b, and x. If you have make plan a and b work and if they both fail you have a plan x the risk is not as risky as one thinks. I like how it was laid out in the book.
Mainly talked about using Linkedin to keep up your business network and you'll go further in your career. It's an OK book.
Book nerd for life!
This is definitely in the top 3 of my audiobooks
I would compare this to Start With Why because they are both aimed at entrepreneurial minded people
I would have loved to listen to this in one sitting. I couldn't get enough
Great book and so glad I listened to it
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This is another self help title in this category of life coaches, personal trainers, psychologists and whatever else that we need to know to succeed. I'm not a fan in this genre at all because it's really just all common sense that one should know as they roam through the Earth, but yet some of us can put the two together and seek for an expert to tell us what to do. I'm sure many of Hoffman's methods works at getting ahead in their career, but do we need another Dr. Phil telling us what is right? I found that most self help books are just a big infomercials to boost their products for dot coms. Most successful CEOs write in this genre to boost their egos to massage their success. The value of having common sense is a rare trait these days.
This book is a great primer and back up techniques for using Linked-in in an effective manner
I have only heard the audio edition to The Start-up of You.
Reid Hoffman. Because it is cool to hear about the guy who started LinkedIn.
No, it is a long audio book, so I took 30 minutes every morning.
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