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.
"Just like watching TV... a commerical every 5 mins"
Still in his early 30s, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations - and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. In The $100 Startup, he tells you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose - and earn a good living.
"Just love this book!"
In a world where wages are virtually stagnant, creative disruption is rocking every industry, global competition for jobs is fierce, and job security is a thing of the past, we're all on our own when it comes to our careers. In the face of such uncertainty, the key to success is to think and act likes an entrepreneur: to be nimble and self-reliant, to be innovative, and to know how to network and stand out from the crowd. And this is precisely what Hoffman and Casnocha show you how to do in a book that is both inspirational and practical.
"Plan Your ABZ"
Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who've learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It's all about finding the intersection between your "expertise" - even if you don't consider it such - and what other people will pay for. You don't need an MBA, a business plan or even employees.
In Build the Fort, Heivly breaks down his personal fort-building experiences and uses them as an analogy to his journey as co-founder of MapQuest as well as The Startup Factory (a seed-stage investor & mentorship program). Build the Fort outlines five basic elements that are common to both fort-building and startups: socializing your idea without fear or inhibition.
The Start-Up Kit contains everything you need to start and run your own business! This book is a friendly guide covering all aspects of starting up - from developing a business idea and setting up a company to marketing your new business, getting that first sale and making the most of the latest tech developments. Full of great advice from start-up expert Emma Jones, it's packed with case studies of people who've successfully started their own businesses.
"Could have been a lot better."
Clay Shirky talks about Xiaomi, the subject of his new book, Little Rice.
The fairy tale eggplant is nearly seedless, light purple and white-streaked, and tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Its shape is familiar but it tastes less bitter than the common variety. Fairy tale eggplants are hardly a staple of the American dinner table and are nearly nonexistent in supermarkets. And yet, Blue Apron, the meal-kit delivery service, has plenty of use for them: The company expects to buy half a million pounds of them this year.
"This Software Startup Can Tell Your Boss If You're Looking for a Job" is from the September 6, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
In Startup Strategy: The Art of the Start for Solopreneurs, Even if You Already Started... best-selling author Ric Thompson gives you the tools and step-by-step systems you need to create a solid business strategy and then use that strategy to start and manage your business successfully. Within this audio, you will learn the importance of donning your CEO hat and how to work ON your business rather than only working IN your business.
Start-Up Sutra: What the Angels Won't Tell You About Business and Life is a book that describes the life of an entrepreneur through a conversation between Rohit and his philosopher turned entrepreneur friend and mentor, Moojin. Describing the life of Abhishek and Abhinav Sinha, the book focuses on the challenges and difficulties that an entrepreneur has to face to attain success in his endeavors.
"Great content and narration, but a slow ending."
With more and more professionals looking for alternatives to traditional corporate employment, Become a Franchise Owner! informs would-be franchise owners of the joys and perils of purchasing a franchise. Authored by a trusted, feisty, tell-it-how-it-is independent franchise industry insider, this book offers straightforward, step-by-step tips and advice on how to properly (and carefully) research and select a franchise business.
"Not bad for basic"
Why work for someone else when you can call your own shots, pursue your dreams, and find success on your terms by starting your own business? We've entered a new age of entrepreneurship, with the Web making it easier than ever to start and run your own company.
"Sure to inspire and guide soon to be entrepreneurs"
Advice about starting a business never sounded like this! Beginning with "you must be crazy", serial entrepreneur and angel investor Barry Moltz offers the true insider's scoop on new business start-ups. With doses of irreverence and humor, the return-to-basics guide focuses on what comes before the bottom line.