Finish strong and avoid the pitfalls many entrepreneurs make, exit gracefully, so you can overcome resistance, and continue onto your next creative endeavor with ease. We love talking about starts and finishes, even though the middle stretch is the most important and often the most ignored and misunderstood.
The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture #ad - Broken into three sections with 100+ lessons, embracing the long-game, this no-nonsense book will help you: • Endure the roller coaster of successes and failures by strengthening your resolve, and short-circuiting your reward system to get to the finish line. Optimize what’s working so you can improve the way you hire, better manage your team, and meet your customers’ needs.
The first mile births a new idea into existence, and the final mile is all about letting go. Creating something from nothing is an unpredictable journey. National bestsellernamed one of the most inspiring books of 2018 by inc. Named one of the best startup books of all time by bookauthority the messy middle is the indispensable guide to navigating the volatility of new ventures and leading bold creative projects by Scott Belsky, entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, bestselling author, and product advisor to many of today's top start-ups.
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and RealityPortfolio #ad - Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This book helps you with the hard part. Guy kawasaki, author of enchantment According to productivity expert Scott Belsky, no one is born with the ability to drive creative projects to completion. Execution is a skill that must be developed by building your organizational habits and harnessing the support of your colleagues.
As the founder and ceo of behance, a company on a mission to empower and organize the creative world, Belsky has studied the habits of especially productive individuals and teams across industries. Now he has compiled the principles and techniques they share, and presents a systematic approach to creative organization and productivity.
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality #ad - While many of us focus on generating and searching for great ideas, Belsky shows why it's better to develop the capacity to make ideas happen-a capacity that endures over time. Portfolio.
High Growth HandbookStripe Press #ad - My only gripe is that he didn't write this when we were in the early days of Box as it would have saved my ass countless times. Aaron levie, elad has no-nonsense, cofounder and ceo of box "Armed with observations gathered scaling some of the most successful and important companies of Silicon Valley, highly applicable advice to any operator transitioning a company from the proverbial garage to the next stage and beyond.
Max levchin, cofounder and ceo of affirm, cofounder and CTO of PayPal "Elad is one of the most experienced operators in Silicon Valley having seen numerous companies hit their inflection point. Across all of these breakout companies, a set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has now codified in High Growth Handbook.
If you want the chance to turn your startup into the next Google or Twitter, then read this trenchant guide from someone who played key roles in the growth of these companies. Reid hoffman, co-founder of linkedin and new york times #1 bestselling author Global technology executive, Stripe, and angel investor Elad Gil has worked with high-growth, Google, tech companies like Airbnb, serial entrepreneur, Twitter, and Square as they've grown from small companies to global enterprises.
His advice has been key for Coinbase as we go through hypergrowth, from hiring executives to improving M&A. Brian armstrong, cofounder and ceo of coinbase "elad is one of the best connected and respected early stage investors in the Valley - he invested in Minted when we had fewer than 50 employees and his advice was critical to us in growing our business to where we are now, in the low hundreds of millions in sales.
High Growth Handbook #ad - In this definitive guide, marc andreessen andreessen horowitz, including: the role of the ceo managing a board recruiting and managing an executive team mergers and acquisitions initial public offerings late-stage funding Interspersed with and informed by interviews with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley including Reid Hoffman LinkedIn, and Aaron Levie Box, Gil covers key topics, High Growth Handbook presents crystal-clear guidance for navigating the most complex challenges that confront leaders and operators in high-growth startups.
This book shares these learnings for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business CultureHarper Business #ad - Ben horowitz has long been fascinated by history, and particularly by how people behave differently than you’d expect. Along the way, it answers a question fundamental to any organization: who are we? How do people talk about us when we’re not around? How do we treat our customers? Are we there for people in a pinch? Can we be trusted? Who you are is not the values you list on the wall.
It’s not even what you believe. Ben horowitz, modern management expert, and new york Times bestselling author, a leading venture capitalist, combines lessons both from history and from modern organizational practice with practical and often surprising advice to help executives build cultures that can weather both good and bad times.
. Portfolio. This book aims to help you do the things you need to become the kind of leader you want to be―and others want to follow. It is the set of assumptions employees use to resolve everyday problems: should I stay at the Red Roof Inn, or the Four Seasons? Should we discuss the color of this product for five minutes or thirty hours? If culture is not purposeful, it will be an accident or a mistake.
What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture #ad - What you do is who you are explains how to make your culture purposeful by spotlighting four models of leadership and culture-building―the leader of the only successful slave revolt, who ruled Japan for seven hundred years and shaped modern Japanese culture; Genghis Khan, who built the world’s largest empire; and Shaka Senghor, Haiti’s Toussaint Louverture; the Samurai, a man convicted of murder who ran the most formidable prison gang in the yard and ultimately transformed prison culture.
Horowitz connects these leadership examples to modern case-studies, and of maggie wilderotter, and how genghis Khan’s vision of cultural inclusiveness has parallels in the work of Don Thompson, the first African-American CEO of McDonalds, and Hillary Clinton, including how Louverture’s cultural techniques were applied or should have been by Reed Hastings at Netflix, Travis Kalanick at Uber, the CEO who led Frontier Communications.
The time and circumstances in which they were raised often shapes them―yet a few leaders have managed to shape their times.
The Great CEO Within: The Tactical Guide to Company BuildingMochary Films #ad - Learn how to efficiently scale your business from startup to corporation by implementing a system of accountability, effective problem-solving, and transparent feedback. Becoming a great CEO requires training. With the great ceo within, he shares his highly effective leadership and business-operating tools with any CEO or manager in the world.
. Portfolio. Matt mochary coaches the CEOs of many of the fastest-scaling technology companies in Silicon Valley. For a founding ceo, there is precious little time to complete that training, especially at the helm of a rapidly growing company. Now you have the guidance you need in one book.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy AnswersHarper Business #ad - Ben horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, buying, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, investing in, managing, selling, and supervising technology companies. Ben horowitz, cofounder of andreessen horowitz and one of silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers #ad - While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Portfolio. The hard thing about hard things Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.
Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.
Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable CompaniesCurrency #ad - In a book inspired by their popular class at stanford business school, hoffman and yeh reveal how to navigate the necessary shifts and weather the unique challenges that arise at each stage of a company’s life cycle, such as: how to design business models for igniting and sustaining relentless growth; strategies for hiring and managing; how the role of the founder and company culture must evolve as the business matures, and more.
Whether your business has ten employees or ten thousand, Blitzscaling is the essential playbook for winning in a world where speed is the only competitive advantage that matters. Foreword by bill gateslinkedin cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies.
What entrepreneur or founder doesn’t aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb? Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare. So what separates the startups that get disrupted and disappear from the ones who grow to become global giants?The secret is blitzscaling: a set of techniques for scaling up at a dizzying pace that blows competitors out of the water.
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Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and RealityPortfolio #ad - Portfolio. How the world's leading innovators push their ideas to fruition again and again Edison famously said that genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. Ideas for new businesses, solutions to the world's problems, and artistic breakthroughs are common, but great execution is rare.
According to scott belsky, the capacity to make ideas happen can be developed by anyone willing to develop their organizational habits and leadership capability. That's why he founded Behance, a company that helps creative people and teams across industries develop these skills. Belsky has spent six years studying the habits of creative people and teams that are especially productive-the ones who make their ideas happen time and time again.
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality #ad - After interviewing hundreds of successful creatives, such as: •generate ideas in moderation and kill ideas liberally •Prioritize through nagging •Encourage fighting within your team While many of us obsess about discovering great new ideas, he has compiled their most powerful-and often counterintuitive-practices, Belsky shows why it's better to develop the capacity to make ideas happen-a capacity that endures over time.
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The Expertise Economy: How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeedNicholas Brealey #ad - Nominated for a getabstract international book award at frankfurt book fair, as one of the top 10 business books of the year 2019 Selected as a best business book of 2019 by SoundView Keeping people's skills in sync with fast-changing markets is the biggest challenge of our time. The workplace is going through a large-scale transition with digitization, automation, and acceleration.
The hard thing about hard things Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. Kelly palmer, silicon valley thought-leader from linkedin, degreed, and David Blake, and Yahoo, co-founder of Ed-tech pioneer Degreed, share their experiences and describe how some of the smartest companies in the world are making learning and expertise a major competitive advantage.
The authors provide the latest scientific research on how people really learn and concrete examples from companies in both Silicon Valley and worldwide who are driving the conversation about how to create experts and align learning innovation with business strategy. Critical skills and expertise are imperative for companies and their employees to succeed in the future, and the most forward-thinking companies are being proactive in adapting to the shift in the workforce.
The Expertise Economy: How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed #ad - As seen in Fast Company, Inc. Quartz at work, entrepreneur, chief learning officer, Big Think, Chief Executive Officer, and featured in the Financial Times, and Forbes Recommended Reading for Creative Leaders. The expertise economy dares you to let go of outdated and traditional ways of closing the skills gap, and challenges CEOs and business leaders to embrace the urgency of re-skilling and upskilling the workforce.
Pulling Profits Out of a Hat: Adding Zeros to Your Company Isn't MagicCranberry Press, LLC #ad - Grow your company by multiples not incrementsCompany’s like Apple, Amazon, IKEA, Uber make growth look like magic. That is because it easier to believe business success is the result of luck or mysterious forces rather than careful, consistent, and disciplined behaviors. What truly sets great companies apart is their ability to instill and master the 5 Disciplines of Exponential Growth.
These disciplines are universal, of any size, and any company, in any industry can foster them to achieve massive growth in all areas of their organization. Pulling profits out of a hat demystifies business growth and provides an actionable guide to mastering the 5 Disciplines to achieve:Long term sustainability through sound strategy.
Pulling Profits Out of a Hat: Adding Zeros to Your Company Isn't Magic #ad - Sales predictability through improved business development;Greater company wide stability by effectively developing people;Consistent company performance through more efficient execution;A more powerful emotional connection with your employees, customers and community - the magical potion of exponential growth.
Are you ready to take your company to the next level?in the book you will discover how each of the 5 disciplines: strategy, execution, people, and mission give you the processes needed to best satisfy your 5 constituents: your company, your stakeholders, yours customers, your team, business development, and your community.
Assess your own company’s performance in each of the disciplines by using taking the 5 Disciplines Assessment that is included in chapter 6 of the book. This book is a must read for any CEO, corporate executive, entrepreneur or business owner that is tired of small painful incremental growth. It will inform, inspire, and show you the steps you must take to achieve exponential growth.
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Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill CampbellHarper Business #ad - Portfolio. The result is a blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies. 1 wall street journal bestsellernew york times bestsellerusa today bestsellerThe team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.
Bill campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, Apple, such as Google, including Steve Jobs, and Intuit, Larry Page, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, and Eric Schmidt. In addition, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, friendship, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, respect, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, successful people, and love after his death in 2016.
Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell #ad - Leaders at google for over a decade, fostered personal growth—even in those at the pinnacle of their careers—inspired courage, Eric Schmidt, and Alan Eagle experienced firsthand how the man fondly known as Coach Bill built trusting relationships, Jonathan Rosenberg, and identified and resolved simmering tensions that inevitably arise in fast-moving environments.
. To honor their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have codified his wisdom in this essential guide. Based on interviews with over eighty people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, Trillion Dollar Coach explains the Coach’s principles and illustrates them with stories from the many great people and companies with which he worked.
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