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The Start-Up of You Audiobook
The Start-Up of You
Written by: 
Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha
Narrated by: 
Kaleo Griffith
The Start-Up of You Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Adapt your career plans as you change, the people around you change, and industries change
  • Develop a competitive advantage to win the best jobs and opportunities
  • Strengthen your professional network by building powerful alliances and maintaining a diverse mix of relationships
  • Find the unique breakout opportunities that massively accelerate career growth
  • Take proactive risks to become more resilient to industry tsunamis
  • Tap your network for information and intelligence that help you make smarter decisions

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Joachim Hoejbjerg, Denmark 06-25-12
    Joachim Hoejbjerg, Denmark 06-25-12
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    "Great book:)"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Start-Up of You to be better than the print version?

    I have only heard the audio edition to The Start-up of You.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reid Hoffman. Because it is cool to hear about the guy who started LinkedIn.


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

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it is a long audio book, so I took 30 minutes every morning.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Drew Green Brook, NJ, United States 04-23-12
    Drew Green Brook, NJ, United States 04-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "More than a user's manual for LinkedIn"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Ivoryton, CT, United States 03-19-12
    Jeff Ivoryton, CT, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Can change the way you think"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did make me smile a lot. Also it made me say -


    Any additional comments?

    I want to hang out with Reid Hoffman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christian san carlos, CA, United States 10-29-12
    Christian san carlos, CA, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "It changed my life"
    If you could sum up The Start-Up of You in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring, comprehensive and clear


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    mmm not necessarily, you need some time to analyze and comprehend the core concepts of the book


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Xenia Waterloo, ON, Canada 02-20-13
    Xenia Waterloo, ON, Canada 02-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great fresh take on careers in 21st Century"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's a great listen and has tons of good ideas


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Start-Up of You?

    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RHONDA LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 03-27-12
    RHONDA LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 03-27-12
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    "BEST CAREER DEVELOPMENT BOOK I EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I HAVE ALREADY REFERRED THE BOOK TO EVERYONE I KNOW! BRILLIANT!


    What about Kaleo Griffith’s performance did you like?

    GREAT.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES. I AM LISTENING TO IT FOR THE SECOND TIME/


    Any additional comments?

    I BOUGHT THE BOOK FOR MY BROTHER, TOO!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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