From the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn and author Ben Casnocha comes a revolutionary new book on how to apply the strategies of successful entrepreneurship to your career: in other words, how to run the 'start-up of you'. 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 like 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 supremely practical. Just as LinkedIn is the one online community that no professional can afford not to belong to, this is the book that no professional can afford to be without.
A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley’s most innovative entrepreneurs. 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 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.
Covers all aspects of launching a successful Web business with information on topics such as marketing, customer service, and money
Can you plan happiness? It's been a year since Paige's first boyfriend died in a swimming accident and it's time she rejoined the real world. So she makes a plan: 1. Date a boy (long-standing crush Ryan Chase seems like the perfect choice) 2. Attend parties (with best friends by your side: doable) 3. Join a club (simple enough, right?) 4. Travel (might as well dream big) 5. Swim (terrifying. Impossible) But when she meets Ryan's sweet but so nerdy cousin, Max, he opens up her world and Paige's plans start to change. Is it too late for a second chance at life? Brimming with characters so real you feel you could pick up the phone and call them, The Start of Me and You will prove that it's never too late for second chances. Perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven and John Green. Chosen by bestselling author Amy Alward as part of the 2017 Zoella Book Club!
Brimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics The Start of Me and You proves that it's never too late for second chances. It's been a year since it happened-when Paige Hancock's first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school. . .and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her-the perfect way to convince everyone she's back to normal. Next: Join a club-simple, it's high school after all. But when Ryan's sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?
This book, written for and to the author's children, contains the information that he wanted to pass on to them before they started living their lives on their own. He realized that there was plenty he failed to teach them while he was away from home on business. This book is his attempt to put the information that he thought they would need into a form that they could read now and reference again later. It contains information about the things that they would face for the first time, such as planning and budgeting, bank accounts and writing checks, building and maintaining a good credit report, apartments and leases, and the responsibilities and costs involved in owning an automobile. It contains information that he hoped would help his children minimize the mistakes that they were sure to make. After he wrote it, he realized that ANYONE who was about to start living life on their own could benefit from this information. This book contains information about the most important things YOU'LL need to know before you start living life on your own.
Many people in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s have yearned to start their own businesses for years, but family and other responsibilities prevented them from doing anything more than dreaming. For many of them, the time is now. After a lifetime of work, these mid-life and retired entrepreneur wannabes are looking for businesses that don't require a huge investment of money or time. 100 Best Businesses to Start When You Don't Want to Work Hard Anymore is divided into three sections: Service businesses-adventure travel outfitter, educational consultant, personal chef, reunion planner, and more. Retail businesses-classic car sales, antiques, gourmet food store, and more. Product businesses-custom clothing designer, import business, herb farming, pet specialty manufacturer, and more. In brief, easy-to-digest chapters, each business listed includes a concise description of the business, why it's perfect for a mid-life or retired person, skills and investment required, and where to find more information.
The job interview is the make-or-break moment that can change your job search and your life. Job interviews present the key step in the job search process and help you get hired. You need to know how to prepare for this step while job hunting. This book helps you turn phone screen interviews into in-person interviews and job interviews into job offers. It turns you into a great interviewee. As president of Shimmering Resumes and a Los Angeles Times award-winning author, Paul Freiberger offers a clear, entertaining guide with proven tools and tips through every step in the interview process, from the best ways to research industries to how to answer the essential questions. You will learn about: * Job Interview Questions and Answers * How LinkedIn Helps Job Interviewing * The Toughest Job Interview Questions * Handling Questions About Your Weaknesses * Answering Trick and Oddball Questions * Mastering Phone, Panel, and one-on-one interviews * Devising the Best Questions * Gaining Confidence with Job Interview Preparation * Avoiding Job Interview Mistakes * Salary Negotiation Tips and Strategies With the right preparation, you can walk into the interview with a big advantage over the competition in even the toughest job markets. You can convert "We'll be in touch" into "When can you start?" And this book will show you how.
Teach Yourself to Play Blues at the Keyboard will have you playing the authentic sounds of the blues right from the beginning. It can be used with acoustic piano or electronic keyboard and teaches basic techniques and blues scales.
Ok, so you can 'ride' your horse - now what? Are you ready to take your horse's training foundation to the next level?
Do you want to play the guitar but are afraid you need to take lots of lessons? Worry no more! This book teaches the complete beginner everything needed to start playing right away. The music lover who has never even held a guitar will play easy songs immediately, learning everything from chord strumming and fingerpicking to basic lead guitar and improvisation. There is even a chord dictionary with lots of chords to help you play from sheet music. The DVD gets you started with many of the techniques found in the book and also contains audio tracks for every example so you can play along. Susan Mazer's warm and encouraging style will motivate even the most casual hobbyist to learn---so stop waiting and start playing now!
From author of The Happiness Code, Domonique Bertolucci, comes a new book Love Your Life showcasing a collection of uplifting messages that will inspire you to discover your inner (and lasting) happiness. A self-help, motivational book that provides daily affirmations to inspire happiness and control over our lives. This book comes out of Domonique’s online Monday Morning Messages that drop into subscribers inboxes giving them a weekly motivational boost. So popular and well received are the instant messages that this book, containing a full collection, makes for a very positive and powerful package. Combining famous quotes from international thought leaders and inspirational words from Domonique highlighting ways we can integrate these ideas into our lives to improve them day by day, these are simple yet powerful messages that make a difference to the way you feel about yourself and the life you wish to lead. Here is a sample entry from the book: “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein ~~~~~~~ Find the time to dream The real thing that holds most people back is lack of imagination, they simply can’t conceive of the life they really want to be living. The only real limit to your potential is your imagination, so find some time to daydream about what your life could be like and see what your imagination can come up with.
By picking up this book, you have just taken the first and most important step to losing weight and staying healthy. Certified personal trainer and holistic health coach Ingrid Macher has spent years figuring out what works and what doesn't when it comes to weight loss. For the first time in English, she shares her secrets on how she lost over 50 pounds in 90 days—and kept it off! Don't think of this as a diet. Instead, use it as a manual to help you kick-start your new lifestyle, with Ingrid's simple, step-by-step tips. You will never look—or feel—the same again!
WHEN WE LEAVE THINGS UNFINISHED IN OUR LIVES, IT IS NOT ONLY OUR ENVIRONMENT THAT GETS MESSY. Our minds too become congested with leftover projects that rattle around in our heads impinging on our consciousness and leaving us feeling frustrated and guilty. We must learn to Feng Shui our minds and de-clutter. What we need are clear guidelines on whether we should even start a project and then how to make sure that we bring it through to a satisfactory completion. Not to do so, has implications for our health, our relationships and our destiny. Completion is the natural order of things and we owe it to ourselves as creative beings to follow this natural cycle to the very end. This book explores the pitfalls along the path to completion and gives clear examples on how to keep on track. BY GETTING INTO THE HABIT OF COMPLETING WE FREE OURSELVES TO GO ON TO GREATER THINGS
"A respected consultant who has helped numerous companies create virtual storefronts on the Internet, Daniel S. Janal has written 101 Businesses You Can Start on the Internet to show you how to take advantage of its profit-making power. So whether you are considering supplementing your current income or creating a whole new business, this practical, easy-to-understand book contains all the information you will need to start generating revenue online." "Janal's practical advice on starting and running various businesses is supported by testimonials from more than 50 entrepreneurs who have started new businesses or moved their current stores from main street to the Internet. You'll learn why they decided to set up shop, what their start-up costs were, and what their typical business day is like. These entrepreneurs also offer sound advice based on their own experiences." "Quickly, a whole new world of possibilities will open up. Janal shows you how to combine your interests, knowledge, and skills with online technology to make more money - whether your focus is real estate, travel and tourism, products, professional services, or the arts. If you want to sell gourmet foods, establish a resume service, or enhance a medical, legal or accounting practice, this book has advice for you!"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved