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)
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.
As a newly impacted worker who is late to the LinkedIn party, I bought the book looking for tips on how to effectively create my page to help with my job search. While these were included, the book included contained information and strategies that will help make me a more competitive, effective, productive worker. I'm sure I will refer back to the book for reference as my career continues to evolve.
I have recommended this book to most of my friends already. I did so because this book can give you the tools necessary to think more clearly about your career and what you should do if you are tired of limiting your potential.
It did make me smile a lot. Also it made me say -
I want to hang out with Reid Hoffman.
Inspiring, comprehensive and clear
mmm not necessarily, you need some time to analyze and comprehend the core concepts of the book
Yes, it's a great listen and has tons of good ideas
The A,B, Z way of making ambitious plans. Plan A that you want, Plan B where you are now or what you can make work in the meantime, and plan Z of what you fall back to if A and B fail.
I HAVE ALREADY REFERRED THE BOOK TO EVERYONE I KNOW! BRILLIANT!
YES. I AM LISTENING TO IT FOR THE SECOND TIME/
I BOUGHT THE BOOK FOR MY BROTHER, TOO!
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