The Start-up of You

The Start-up of You

Book - 2012 | 1st ed
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This book is a blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs. The career escalator is jammed. Unemployment is sky-high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. Traditional job security is a thing of the past. Here, LinkedIn cofounder and chairman along with the author show how to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you. 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 teaches the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. -- From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, ©2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307888914
Branch Call Number: 650.1 HOFFMAN
Characteristics: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Casnocha, Ben


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May 28, 2017

The suggestions for specific actions you can take to further your career are useful. Some of the stories about different companies are insightful as well. A great deal of time was spent on the authors' own experiences which were less interesting because it sounded like listening to a very long cover letter, but you can skim past those parts.

Sep 02, 2014

I have dropped off this book in Redmond Ridge East Dropbox on 9/1/2014

dongz Jun 08, 2012

Good book. Helpful for personal improvement and inspiration. It's not a step by step guide book, but the cases written in the book are very useful for people pursuing their dreams.

Treat your career as if it were a start-up business. Best practices and tips from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. From the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn.


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