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Make Your Own Waves

Author : Louis Patler
ISBN : 9780814437247
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 32. 38 MB
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Like the ocean, the marketplace constantly changes and today’s cresting reward becomes tomorrow’s crashing risk. Before you venture out, take a lesson from the experts: big wave surfers. Like successful entrepreneurs, they rely on preparation, passion, and persistence—and they relish a challenge. So it’s no surprise that countless surfers have pioneered products and launched thriving businesses (GoPro Cameras, O’Neill, Reef, Quiksilver). Packed with stories of surf innovators, entrepreneurs, and legends, Make Your Own Waves reveals 10 rules of the water, including: Learn to swim—the basics set the stage for everything Get wet—you can’t succeed if you stick to the shore Always look “outside”—watch for what’s coming or you may miss a better opportunity Commit, charge, shred—you have to go all out to be all in Never turn your back on the ocean—always stay in touch with the marketplace and the customer Stay stoked—desire drives success Even the best surfers fall, but they learn from their wipeouts and paddle back out to once again push the edge, knowing that with big waves come big opportunities.

Make Your Own Waves

Author : Louis Patler
ISBN : 0814437230
Genre : Business planning
File Size : 64. 29 MB
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Like the ocean, the marketplace constantly changes and today's cresting "reward" becomes tomorrow's crashing "risk." Before you venture out, take a lesson from the experts: big wave surfers. Like successful entrepreneurs, they rely on preparation, passion, and persistence--and they relish a challenge. So it's no surprise that countless surfers have pioneered products and launched thriving businesses (GoPro Cameras, O'Neil, Reef, Quicksilver). Packed with stories of surf innovators, entrepreneurs, and legends, "Make Your Own Waves" reveals 10 rules of the water, including: - Learn to swim--the basics set the stage for everything - Get wet--you can't succeed if you stick to the shore - Always look "outside"--watch for what's coming or you may miss a better opportunity - Commit, charge, shred--you have to go all out to be all in - Never turn your back on the ocean--always stay in touch with the marketplace and the customer - Stay stoked--desire drives success Even the best surfers fall, but they learn from their wipeouts and paddle back out to once again push the edge, knowing that with big waves come big opportunities.

Becoming Facebook

Author : Mike HOEFFLINGER
ISBN : 9780814437971
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 76. 49 MB
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Facebook’s founding is legend: In a Harvard dorm, wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg invented a new way to connect with friends...and the rest is history. But for the people who actually molded this great idea into a game-changing $300 billion company, the experience was far more tumultuous and uncertain than we might expect. Mike Hoefflinger was one of those Facebook insiders. As a computer engineer turned marketing innovator who worked with COO Sheryl Sandberg, Hoefflinger had a front-row seat to the company’s growing pains, stumbles, and reinventions. Becoming Facebook tells the coming-of-age story of the now venerable giant. Filled with insights and anecdotes from crises averted and challenges solved, the book tracks the company’s development, uncovering lessons learned on its way to greatness: How Facebook recovered from its “disastrous” IPO How the growth team achieved the impossible Why Facebook’s News Feed ads were the company’s most important business decision ever How Google+ attacked and lost Why—and how—Instagram and WhatsApp were added to the mix What the company does to win the talent wars What makes Zuckerberg, Sandberg, Cox, and other A-teamers tick Which products and technical advancements are on the horizon and why And much more Intimate, fast-paced, and deeply informative, Becoming Facebook shares the true story of how Zuckerberg joined the ranks of iconic CEOs like Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Jeff Bezos—as Facebook grows up, overcomes setbacks, and works to connect the world.

The Entrepreneur S Playbook

Author : Leonard C. GREEN
ISBN : 9780814438183
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 68. 46 MB
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Big new ideas rarely make great businesses . . . Laboring on a business plan can be a waste of time . . . You are going to need dramatically more start-up money than you think you do. Counterintuitive concepts like these have helped the world’s best entrepreneurs succeed. Yet most of us only learn them the hard way. Len Green, an experienced investor, entrepreneur, and business professor, shares inside secrets and proven tactics for launching a business. Based on his popular Ultimate Entrepreneurship course, the book explains how to: Locate sure-bet opportunities for improving products Get serious about positioning, distributing, and licensing Find funding Take calculated risks and minimize failure And much more. The Entrepreneur’s Playbook allows you to become a virtual student: dozens of exercises (which you can submit online for feedback) and hundreds of examples make the learning stick. Why stumble your way to possible failure when you can tap into the best ideas for making your venture work.

Let My People Go Surfing

Author : Yvon Chouinard
ISBN : 9781101992531
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 68. 39 MB
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In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard--legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.--shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. "This is the story of an attempt to do more than change a single corporation--it is an attempt to challenge the culture of consumption tat is at the hear of the global ecological crisis." --From the Foreword by Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Art Of Opportunity

Author : Marc Sniukas
ISBN : 9781119151593
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 64. 95 MB
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Innovate your way toward growth using practical, research-backed frameworks The Art of Opportunity offers a path toward new growth, providing the perspective and methods you need to make innovation happen. Written by a team of experts with both academic and industry experience—and a client roster composed of some of the world’s leading companies—this book provides you with the necessary tools to help you capture growth instead of chasing it. The visual frameworks and research-based methodology presented in The Art of Opportunity merge business design thinking and strategic innovation to help you change your growth paradigm. You’ll learn creative and practical methods for exploring growth opportunities and employ a new approach for identifying what “opportunity” looks like in the first place. Put aside the old school way of focusing on new products and new markets, to instead applying value creation to find your new opportunity, craft your offering, design your strategy and build new growth ventures. The changing business ecosystem is increasingly pushing traditional thinking out to pasture. New consumers and the new marketplace are demanding a profound adjustment to the way companies plan and execute growth strategies. This book gives you the tools to create your roadmap toward the new state of growth, and gain invaluable insight into a new way of thinking. The Art of Opportunity will help you to: Start looking at business growth from a new perspective Create value for the customers, company and ecosystem Innovate strategically and design new business models Develop a new active business design thinking approach to innovation Your company’s goal is to grow, and to turn non-customers into customers. The old ways are becoming less tenable and less cost-effective. The Art of Opportunity outlines the new growth paradigm and gives you a solid framework for putting new ideas into practice.

Smartcuts

Author : Shane Snow
ISBN : 9780062302465
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 78. 39 MB
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Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow (Wired, Fast Company, The New Yorker, and cofounder of Contently) analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time. How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion? What do high-growth businesses, world-class heart surgeons, and underdog marketers do in common to beat the norm? One way or another, they do it like computer hackers. They employ what psychologists call "lateral thinking: to rethink convention and break "rules" that aren't rules. These are not shortcuts, which produce often dubious short-term gains, but ethical "smartcuts" that eliminate unnecessary effort and yield sustainable momentum. In Smartcuts, Snow shatters common wisdom about success, revealing how conventions like "paying dues" prevent progress, why kids shouldn't learn times tables, and how, paradoxically, it's easier to build a huge business than a small one. From SpaceX to The Cuban Revolution, from Ferrari to Skrillex, Smartcuts is a narrative adventure that busts old myths about success and shows how innovators and icons do the incredible by working smarter—and how perhaps the rest of us can, too.

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