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The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
by Scott Galloway

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English

Pages

318

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<i><br /> USA TODAY </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. <br /></b><br />For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. <br /><br /> Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them? <br /><br /> In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. <br /><br /> Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

September 23, 2009

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<p> </p><b>The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.</b><br /><br />In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.<br />  <br /> Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? <br />  <br /> People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.  <br />  <br /> START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work t...
by Elaine Pofeldt

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>The indispensable guide to earning a six-figure take-home income on your own terms, from Forbes.com contributing writer Elaine Pofeldt.</b><br /><br />The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In <i>The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business</i>, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She explains how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue--something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this book will appeal to all who seek a great worklife and a great lifestyle.
Shortcut Your Startup: Speed Up Success with Unconventional Advic...
by , Carter Reum

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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From the Reum brothers—former Goldman Sachs investment bankers, successful operators, and investors—comes <i>Shortcut Your Startup</i>, a practical playbook for both aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs, filled with unconventional yet accessible advice for maximizing your business venture.<BR><BR>Courtney and Carter Reum have years of experience in the field, from investing in over 130 companies, including Lyft, Pinterest, Warby Parker, and ClassPass, to driving the success of their own liquor brand, VEEV Spirits. The Reum brothers have learned from every triumph and tribulation, and over the years have developed an effective and easy-to-understand guide to help entrepreneurs through the startup journey from inception to sale. Complete with personal anecdotes and real-life advice from the business playing field,<i> Shortcut Your Startup</i> outlines Courtney and Carter’s ten key “Startup Switchups” that flip traditional advice on its head:<BR> <BR>· Get into the Trenches<BR> · Know if You’re a Speedboat or a Sailboat<BR> · Obsessively Take Advantage of Your Unfair Advantages<BR> · Do What You Do Best, and Outsource the Rest<BR> · Build in Flexibility and a Diversified Focus<BR> · Think Milestones, Not Time<BR> · Nail It Before You Scale It<BR> · 1 Percent Better Is 1000 Percent Better<BR> · Gain Buy-in with Heart-Based Momentum<BR> · Success Doesn’t Equate to a Successful Exit<BR> <BR>Whether you’re a veteran entrepreneur looking for new ways to boost performance and reinvent your brand, or an aspiring entrepreneur ready to take a leap of faith, <i>Shortcut Your Startup</i> is essential reading to speed up your success!
Tim's Home Town Stories: Stories from a boy growing up in a genui...
by Timothy L Drobnick Sr

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English

Pages

180

Publication Date

January 17, 2018

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Stories of a boy growing up in a genuine old west town, Sheridan, Wyoming, about being an entrepreneur, happiness, humor, friendship, honor, and success.<br /><br />These are true stories lived and authored by Timothy L. Drobnick Sr. No names have been changed. No facts have been embellished for effect. <br /><br />Timothy L. Drobnick Sr. has built many successful businesses from scratch, while still being very connected to his friends and family. Rarely was there a day in his life he did not look forward to getting out of bed. <br /><br />Several of his most important success discoveries are included in this book. <br /><br />These stories will make you laugh, think, learn about yourself, and even inspire you to do that project you have been holding off on. <br /><br /><br />Tim, born in 1959 and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming, has been a lifetime entrepreneur.<br /><br />As a small child with a Kool-Aid stand Tim Drobnick witnessed what he calls "The Secret of the Slot" that has motivated him to find this "Secret of the Slot" with every business he has built and ran during his life.<br /><br />As a young man fresh out of college and determined to make a living in his hometown of only 13,000 people during the 1981 recession, he started a cleaning company and built it to 18 employees from 1981 to 1984. This was accomplished starting with only $17.<br /><br />In 1984 the coal mines near Sheridan shut down and killed a lot of industry in the area causing Tim to lose his entire business and $100,000 in working capital.<br /><br />Tim Drobnick moved to Denver in 1984, and then to Ohio, in 1987 where he built and ran a multi-million dollar telemarketing company from 1987 to 1995 during which time he recruited and trained well over 10,000 salespeople.<br /><br />In 1991 Tim also built a factory in Cincinnati, Ohio that manufactured, wholesaled and distributed semi-loads of cleaning products all over the USA. <br /><br />In 1995, after watching the internet since 1991, Tim decided to sell all his enterprises and go 100% into internet marketing, despite the warnings from his lawyers and accountants that the internet was just a fad.<br /><br />Since 1995 Tim Drobnick has sold millions of dollars worth of services and goods over the internet. <br /><br />He has also been an innovator of such things as:<br /><br />1. The first to start an internet newsletter that created over $200,000 in profit from 1995 to 1997.<br /><br />2. One of the first easy self creating website systems with 80,000 clients in 1997.<br /><br />3. The first online shopping mall with over 1,200 merchants in 1997.<br /><br />4. The first self-replicating banner advertising system that served over one billion banner views in 1998.<br /><br />5. The first "Be your own ISP" software and marketing system that helped over 1,000 people start their own webhosting and dialup business from home in 1999.<br /><br />6. The invention and network of the "Home Town Portal" that operated all over the world in 2005.<br /><br />7. The first and only to build a website and marketing service to give away absolutely free business opportunity leads in 2007, which had over 50,000 members.<br /><br />8. Numerous other inventions and small businesses that has helped thousands of people start their own internet businesses.<br /><br /><br />Tim has also marketed for several network marketing companies building organizations with as many as 200,000 distributors.
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Tran...
by Hal Elrod

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English

Pages

182

Publication Date

December 07, 2012

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[A message from Robert Kiyosaki, bestselling author of 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad']<br />“Hal Elrod is a genius and his book The Miracle Morning has been magical in my life. <br /><br />“I have been in the human potential / personal development movement since 1973, when I did my first EST training and saw a whole new world of possibilities. Since then, I have studied religions, prayer, meditation, yoga, affirmation, visualization, and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). I’ve walked on fire, and explored other “unconventional” philosophies, some “too far out there” to mention.<br /><br />“What Hal has done with his acronym SAVERS is taken the “best practices”—developed over centuries of human consciousness development—and condensed the “best of the best” into a daily morning ritual. A ritual that is now part of my day. <br /><br />“Many people do one of the SAVERS daily. For example, many people do the E, the exercise every morning. Others do S for silence or meditation, or S for scribing, journaling every morning. But until Hal packaged SAVERS, no one was doing all six ancient ‘best practices’ every morning.<br /><br />“Miracle Morning is perfect for very busy, successful people. Going through SAVERS every morning is like pumping rocket fuel into my body, mind, and spirit… before I start my day, every day.<br /><br />“As my rich dad often said, “I can always make another dollar, but I cannot make another day.” If you want to maximize every day of your life, read Miracle Morning.”<br />========================================<br />What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any—or every area of your life was transformed? What would be different? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? More Money? Better relationships? Which of your problems would be solved? <br /> <br />What if I told you that there is a "not-so-obvious" secret that is guaranteed to transform any—or literally every area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible? What if I told you it would only take 6 minutes a day? <br /> <br />Enter The Miracle Morning. What’s now being practiced by thousands of people around the world could perhaps be the simplest approach to creating the life you’ve always wanted. It’s been right there in front of us, but this book has finally brought it to life. <br /> <br />Are you ready? The next chapter of your life—the most extraordinary life you've ever imagined—is about to begin. <br /> <br />YOU DESERVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE. IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP TO YOUR FULL POTENTIAL
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
by Ashlee Vance

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English

Pages

374

Publication Date

May 19, 2015

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In <i>Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future</i>, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent over 40 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way. <br /><br />        Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
by , Blake Masters

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English

Pages

223

Publication Date

September 16, 2014

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<p><b><i>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /></i><br /><br />If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.<br /></b><br />The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In <b><i>Zero to One</i></b>, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. <br /><br />Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.<br /><br />Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. <br /><br /><i>Zero to One</i> presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.</p>
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business
by Gino Wickman

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

April 03, 2012

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<div>Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?<BR><BR>All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical. Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned.<BR><BR>In <I>Traction</I>, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying <I>Traction</I> every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.<BR><BR>For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply <I>Traction</I> to your business, check out its companion book, <I>Get A Grip</I>.<BR></div>
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and Wh...
by Michael E. Gerber

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. </p><p>Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.</p><p><em>The E-Myth Revisited</em> will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.</p>

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