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The start-up of you : adapt to the future, invest in yourself, and transform your career / Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha.

Hoffman, Reid. (Author).
Book Book (c2012.)
Description: xii, 260 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, c2012.
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  • ISBN: 9780307888907 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0307888908 (hardcover) :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-248) and index.
Contents: All Humans Are Entrepreneurs. The new world of work ; Why the start-up of you ; Why us? ; Why the urgency? ; The path to the future. -- Develop a Competitive Advantage. Three puzzle pieces inform your direction and competitive advantage ; Fit the pieces together. -- Plan to Adapt. Adaptive start-ups, adaptive careers ; ABZ planning ; Plan A: Almost ready, aim, fire, aim, fire, aim, fire ; Plan B: pivot as you learn ; Plan Z: jump on your lifeboat and regroup. -- It Takes a Network. Build genuine relationships ; The structure and strength of your existing network ; How to strengthen and maintain your network. -- Pursue Breakout Opportunities. Mind on fire: be curious ; How to find and generate career opportunities. -- Take Intelligent Risks. Assessing and managing risk ; Short-term risk increases long-term stability. -- Who You Know is What You Know. Navigate professional challenges with network intelligence ; Synthesize information into actionable intelligence -- Connect with us.
Summary: 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.
Authors: Casnocha, Ben. (Added Author).
Citation: Hoffman, Reid. "The start-up of you : adapt to the future, invest in yourself, and transform your career." New York : Crown Business, 2012.

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