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Life Is a Startup

What Founders Can Teach Us About Making Choices and Managing Change
Narrated by: LJ Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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After two decades of research on founders, a best-selling book on the subject, and experience teaching and mentoring thousands of students in this field, Noam Wasserman is a prominent authority on startups. Hearing from countless readers and students that his insights helped them with important life decisions, beyond the incubator and boardroom, Wasserman brings us a new book that applies to everyday life his research on the methods of successful startup founders.

Like entrepreneurs, we all deal with uncertainty, tough decision-making, and necessary problem-solving. Whether we freelance or work for large organizations, whether we're married or single, have kids or not, we must be able to think on our feet, assess risks and opportunities, and recruit others to help us navigate them. This book offers important advice for envisioning change in our lives - from contemplating the next step in a relationship to making a radical career move - and managing changes to which we've already committed. We can learn to recognize our own well-worn patterns and keep our tendencies and habits in check, recruit a personal taskforce - our own board of directors - to advise us, and plan ahead for growth. With his extensive database of entrepreneurship case studies - from Pandora to Twitter to Nike - complemented with data on 20,000 founders, Wasserman is able to go deeply into the entrepreneurial mindset and tell us how startups provide specific lessons for crafting our most successful lives.

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©2019 Noam Wasserman (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Don't get caught in the net (gains)

There are many obstacles to success in modern business and life. For example, "golden handcuffs" incentivize you to stay with your current company due to deferred compensation. "Psychic handcuffs" prevent you from pursuing opportunities due to the fear of moving away from loved ones. Wasserman outlines a variety of ways to remove the restraints that hold you back—and embrace the ones that keep you grounded. Your bottom line may not be financial in nature—and that's okay. But this listen will help you find your personal tendencies—and in so doing, help you make better and more informed life decisions.

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