THE ULTIMATE INSIDER LOOK AT THE NEWEST TITANS OF TECH - AND WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THEIR SUCCESS
Silicon Valley's newest billionaires are a unique and unconventional breed of entrepreneur: young, bold and taking the world by storm with their extreme speed, insatiable hunger and progressive leadership. They turn just one brilliant insight into money at a rate never before seen - creating companies that, even with no revenue, garner insane valuations.
You Only Have to Be Right Once is the first comprehensive look at the people behind the biggest companies in tech. It behind-the-scenes examinations of billionaire tech titans including Tesla's Elon Musk, Instagram's Kevin Systrom, Airbnb's Brian Chesky and Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel - and reveals what these super-entrepreneurs say about their own success.
Introduced, edited and updated by Forbes editor Randall Lane, this is the definitive collection of everything we can learn from these incredible game changers, and what their next moves spell for the future of business.
It's time to get paid what you're truly worth!
Although you may not realise it, the knowledge and knowhow you have acquired in your life to date is a truly marketable asset.
You've made valuable distinctions because of your passions and have unique empathy and understanding because of your pains. Through this book you will come to understand how other people are ready and willing to pay you money to know what you already know and to do what you can already do.
You don't need to be qualified, certified or have letters after your name. Your qualification to do this work is your life experiences, your passion for helping others and your determination to make a difference.
Andy Harrington has worked with Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Brian Tracy, Bob Proctor and even Former President of the United States Bill Clinton, and through this book he will show you how to find and shape the message inside of you, and importantly, in such a way that you get paid for sharing your advice.
You will also discover how to:
* Position yourself as an expert so you are seen as an authority.
* Prepare your advice so it's easy for others to follow.
* Package your knowledge into programs, workshops, and books.
* Promote yourself intelligently so you get paid what you are really worth.
* Perform like a professional with confidence, congruency and charisma.
In his debut book Andy shows you how to harness your experiences and turn them into advice for others whilst becoming a person of influence, impact and inspiration.
"You have incredible untapped potential - residing within yourself - in your own talents and abilities. This book shows you how to achieve all your goals by focusing on making a difference with what you already have."
Brian Tracy, Brian Tracy International
This book will introduce you to another, different world of auctions. For instance: the domain "business.com" has been auctioned for $7.5 million and is therefore the most expensive web address ever. But not only are the superlatives like the highest price or having the most bidders the auction highlights. The real gems are, inconspicuously at first, among the totally normal auctions. Bizarre, funny, astonishing, unexpected, shocking - just: amazing!
This revised and expanded edition of the bestselling book, The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman, gives you everything you need to transform your business, your career or your working life forever.
An MBA at a top school is an enormous investment in time, effort and cold, hard cash. And if you don't want to work for a consulting firm or an investment bank, the chances are it simply isn't worth it.
Josh Kaufman is the rogue professor of modern business education. Feted by everyone from the business media to Seth Godin and David Allen, he's torn up the rulebook and given thousands of people worldwide the tools to teach themselves everything they need to know.
The Personal MBA teaches simple mental models for every subject that's key to commercial success. From the basics of products, sales & marketing and finance to the nuances of human psychology, teamwork and creating systems, this book distils everything you need to know to take on the MBA graduates and win.
The New Manager's Guide and Mentor "The Harvard Business Essentials" series is designed to provide comprehensive advice, personal coaching, background information, and guidance on the most relevant topics in business. Whether you are a new manager seeking
In business, the right behaviours matter. But getting it right is tricky. Even when we acknowledge the need to change what we do and how we do it, life has a habit of getting in the way, upsetting even the best-laid plans. And just how do we manage those situations that can provoke even the most rational among us into behaving in ways we would rather forget? Triggers confronts head-on the challenges of behaviour and change, looking at the external factors (or 'triggers') - both negative and positive - that affect our behaviours, our awareness of when we need to change, our willingness (or otherwise) to do so and our ability to see the change through. Drawing on his unparalleled experience as an international executive educator and coach, Marshall Goldsmith invites us to understand how our own beliefs and the environments in which we operate can trigger negative behaviours, or a resistance to the need to change. But he also offers up some simple, practical advice to help us navigate the negative and make the most of the triggers that will help us to sustain positive change.
In our increasingly fast and competitive world, HR professionals are uniquely placed to prepare an organization for lasting success. Pioneers are leading the way using the latest developments in the world of work such as Lean UX, holacracy, futurology and work-as-a-platform. Endorsed by the CIPD, Transformational HR shows HR professionals how to unleash this potential and use these advances to make an impact on business strategy. This book puts transformational HR in context, exploring what has and hasn't worked. It sets out a vision of what HR can be, providing examples of and lessons from HR thought leaders who have begun to transform their workplaces. In addition to presenting numerous examples, Transformational HR provides tools, models and advice for HR professionals aspiring to become more finely-tuned, responsive, forward-thinking and impact-led. Featuring case studies and references from companies from the USA, Mexico, Slovenia and the UK, it is a blueprint for turning the HR function into a powerhouse for organizational success and creating more fulfilling experiences for people.
The People Business offers readers a unique, inside perspective on what works and what doesn't in the world of corporate internal communication and strategy. Featuring interviews with senior practitioners from a diverse range of leading firms, the book offers a refreshingly honest perspective on the practices and challenges facing IC today. Senior IC leads will offer their tips for success, what they have learned along the way, and what remains challenging.
The book will also explore how IC is still, in some companies, struggling to be seen as a credible contributor to business performance. The People Business enables readers to prove its value to senior company members by demonstrating its clear impact on ROI.
With a new author team contributing decades of practical experience, this fully updated and thoroughly classroom-tested second edition textbook prepares students and practitioners to create effective forecasting models and master the techniques of time series analysis. Taking a practical and example-driven approach, this textbook summarises the most critical decisions, techniques and steps involved in creating forecasting models for business and economics. Students are led through the process with an entirely new set of carefully developed theoretical and practical exercises. Chapters examine the key features of economic time series, univariate time series analysis, trends, seasonality, aberrant observations, conditional heteroskedasticity and ARCH models, non-linearity and multivariate time series, making this a complete practical guide. Downloadable datasets are available online.
This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa's persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue durée history. It interrogates the African past through disease and demography, institutions and governance, African economies and the impact of the export slave trade, colonialism, Africa in the world economy, and culture's influence on accumulation and investment. Several of the chapters take a comparative perspective, placing Africa's developments aside other global patterns. The readership for this book spans from the informed lay reader with an interest in Africa, academics and undergraduate and graduate students, policy makers, and those in the development world.
Developed specifically for undergraduate students, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an accessible, introductory text written primarily for those studying business and management but also engineering and science degrees with management courses. The book features contemporary applications such as services (public and private), innovation for sustainability, social entrepreneurship, innovation for development, and creating and capturing value from innovation and entrepreneurship. In this second edition, the authors develop an explicit process model of entrepreneurship with clearer links between innovation and entrepreneurship.
A one-stop reference and interactive tool covering all aspects of today's world of work. Unique, authoritative, and wide-ranging, it offers practical and strategic advice for anyone doing business today. Written with a team of world-class writers and edit