As a result, her first job, for the World Bank, was working in India on public health projects. The book is primarily aimed at those people on the career treadmill looking to make a change, however the information provided is certainly applicable to anyone. The Start-Up of You is crammed with insights and strategies to help each of us create the work life we want. It looks dated and some of the advice is table stakes these days. I don't do any these things because I am crippled by a fear of failure I developed whilst growing up in a depressed Rust Belt city, where failure surrounded all of us, squeezing us until we were suffocated of hope that things would work themselves out in the end.
Serendipity involves being alert to potential opportunity and acting on it. Don't conflate uncertainty with risk. Someone recommended it to me and thought it was something I'd like to read. This book will teach you the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. One of the best ways to predict that is the structure of the groups social network. Relationships are living, breathing things. But The Start-up of You is different.
Civilization came, we suppressed it. The content of this book will give you the foundation to stand on but it is up to you to build yourself to what you want to be. As a Ben Franklin enthusiast, I also enjoyed the reflection back to Benjamin Franklin's Junto, and how this early American networking group created benefits that reached far beyond personal gain to individual members. It's about giving you a mindset that you need to adapt to the future. Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook and Author, Lean In The Startup of You describes how to take a start-up approach to building a life: start with an idea, and work over your entire career to adapt it into something remarkable. Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial spirit has tricked down to the lower professional and social circles.
I read them because it is my business to help people grow their businesses. Here, LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you. Here, LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you. My core takeaway: Permanent Beta: 1. It is the mindset of every entrepreneur of life. For example: both Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman bought the six-degrees patent early on. I'm a social person, but it never occurred to me to ask anyone in my web of online and business contacts for advice or for a favor.
I may not be as alone as I thought I was - what a comforting thought! However, it still has interesting insights. Making plans based on your competitive advantage is very important because you never know what your competition has, so you have to be ready. Nowadays, that is not enough. Its authors, Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, seemed to have exactly the kinds of credentials that would lend itself to revealing interesting and fact-based insights that are otherwise hard to find. As already mentioned, it contains almost no concrete, actionable information.
There are 3 types of people Domain experts, people who know you well, trust really smart people. The book is primarily aimed at those people on the career treadmill looking to make a change, however the information provided is certainly applicable to anyone. It is rare, no matter how little I like a book, that I feel I came away with nothing new. Entrepreneurs are not just people who have money or invest, but they also play and change the game. A:What you are doing right now. My goal is forever to be a work in progress, and to always be starting. Why do we need urgency in our life? How do you know you are talking to the right person.
What matters the most are your alliances, the strength and diversity of your trust connections, the freshness of the information flowing through your network, the breadth of your weak ties, and the ease with which you can reach your second- or third degree connections. Do more things, new things. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Tl;dr, just copy down those and refer to them. It looks dated and some of the advice is table stakes these days. Where there is uncertainty are you mistakenly ascribing risk? This, in and of itself, seems like a great piece of advice.
Jack Dorsey, cofounder, Twitter and cofounder, Square The Internet has fundamentally changed the architecture of business and society. How can we manage a risky situation? Permanent beta is a lifelong commitment to continuous personal growth. Never stop building your network. The career escalator is jammed. Take a leaf from the book of these authors who really know their subject and start implementing one of the most powerful success opportunities you have available today - business networking. 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. When we were in our case we were all self-employed, finding our food, feeding ourselves.