My Start-Up Life

What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley

Author: Ben Casnocha

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119177804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2875

Ben Casnocha discovered he was entrepreneur at age 12 and hasn'tslowed down since. In this remarkably instructive book, Bendissects the entrepreneurship "gene," explaining that everyone hasinherited it if they have an idea to make the world a better place.In Casnocha's case, he found a better way for city governments tocommunicate with constituents on the Web. Six years later, Comcatehas dozens of municipal clients, a growing staff, and a record ofexcellence. This book is the story of his start-up, but also aconversation with his mentors, clients and fellow entrepreneursabout how to make a business idea work?and how to have the time ofyour life trying. From Pat Lencioni to Marc Benioff ofsalesforce.com, Ben has won over the best and brightest of thebusiness world?now it's your turn!

Startup Life

Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur

Author: Brad Feld,Amy Batchelor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118493869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7798

Real life insights on what it takes to make it in a relationshipwith an entrepreneur Entrepreneurs are always on the go, looking for the next"startup" challenge. And while they lead very intensely rewardinglives, time is always short and relationships are oftenlong-distant and stressed because of extended periods apart. Copingwith these, and other obstacles, are critical if an entrepreneurand their partner intend on staying together—and stayinghappy. In Startup Life, Brad Feld—a Boulder,Colorado-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist—shareshis own personal experiences with his wife Amy, offering a seriesof rich insights into successfully leading a balanced life as ahuman being who wants to play as hard as he works and who wants tobe as fulfilled in life and in work. With this book, Feld distillshis twenty years of experience in this field to addresses how thevillage of startup people can put aside their workaholic ways andlead rewarding lives in all respects. Includes real-life examples of entrepreneurial couples who havehad successful relationships and what works for them Provides practical advice for adapting to change and overcomingthe inevitable ups and downs associated with the entrepreneuriallifestyle Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who hasbeen an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for morethan twenty years While there's no "secret formula" to relationship success in theworld of the entrepreneur, there are ways to making navigation ofthis territory easier. Startup Life is a well-rounded guidethat has the insights and advice you need to succeed in both yourpersonal and business life.

Two Birds in a Tree

Timeless Indian Wisdom for Business Leaders

Author: Ram Nidumolu

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609945786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 9371

The Higher Reality of Business The health of business is inextricably linked with the health of humanity and nature. But our current approaches to leadership treat business as entirely separate—and the result has been recurring economic, environmental, and human crises. In this extraordinary book, Ram Nidumolu uses evocative parables and stories from the ancient Indian wisdom texts, the Upanishads, to introduce Being-centered leadership. This new kind of leadership is anchored in the concept of Being, the fundamental reality that underlies all phenomena. Being-centered leaders are guided by an innate sense of interconnection—the good of the whole becomes an integral part of their decisions and actions. Using the experiences of over twenty trailblazing CEOs, as well as those from his own life, Nidumolu describes a four-stage road map every aspiring leader can use to reconnect business to the wider world—to the benefit of all.

Not Sorry

Vergeuden Sie Ihr Leben nicht mit Leuten und Dingen, auf die Sie keine Lust haben

Author: Sarah Knight

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714517

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 8732

Sind Sie gestresst und überarbeitet? Sind Sie enttäuscht vom Leben? Haben Sie es satt, allen zu gefallen, statt an sich selbst zu denken? Dann gilt auch für Sie: Sorry, but not sorry. Hören Sie auf, sich zu entschuldigen. Vergessen Sie die Meinung der anderen. Machen Sie sich frei von ungeliebten Verpflichtungen, Scham und Schuld. Beschäftigen Sie sich lieber mit Leuten und Dingen, die Sie glücklich machen. Sarah Knights Methoden helfen Ihnen dabei, sich von Unwichtigem zu trennen und das Leben zu genießen.

Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-Ups in Life Sciences

Author: James F. Jordan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482210134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 6322

Innovation is the translation of a new method, idea, or product into reality and profit. It is a process of connected steps that accumulates into your brand or reputation. However, there can be many pitfalls and wrong turns on the road to realizing this goal. Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-Ups in Life Sciences details the methodologies ne

My Downside Up Life

The Weldon Munter Saga

Author: Weldon Munter

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412059283

Category:

Page: 526

View: 2015

Rising from poor and loveless childhood homes, Weldon Munter successfully fought his way through good times and bad, to become a successful pilot in both the military and civilian fields, amassing over 10,000 hours of flight time.

Startup Your Life

Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness

Author: Anna Akbari

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 125009917X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 3396

As an entrepreneur, Anna Akbari learned that one of the best things about startups is their ability to “pivot” quickly—basically a euphemism for failing and starting over. And she quickly found that personal success is no different. It’s not just about developing and following the right process but also having a good idea. And that demands rigor and daily maintenance—far beyond a few positive affirmations. Like any Silicon Valley startup, the business of life is not as glamorous as its Instagram account would make it seem. What do you do when planning is not an option? When control is out of your reach? You isolate the small stuff, experiment constantly, and use the results to lay a more sustainable foundation for the future. You validate your idealized vision by testing it out in bite-sized increments. You see what sticks, integrate, and move forward. And inevitably, you experience a series of failures along the way, but those failures are key to your next success. Living a start up life is about maximizing flexibility and measuring on-going results, not avoiding failure or reaching one particular end goal. It's about embracing defeat, analyzing it, and failing up. In Startup Your Life, Akbari shows that after all, it's often the stumbles that pave the way for real happiness.

Stories of Innovation for the Millennial Generation: The Lynceus Long View

Author: P. Formica

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137347317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 149

View: 6068

The potential of storytelling as a research tool for enhancing the understanding of knowledge creation, acquisition and conversion into innovation and innovative business activities is the methodological underpinning of this book's narrative approach. The subtitle comes from Lynceus, one of the Argonauts who accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece, who was said to have excellent sight. Among the various interpretations of the meaning of the Fleece, one version highlights the importance of discovery to innovation by voyaging to 'terrae incognitae' (unknown lands). This book is a narrative of a fictional voyage to the 'terra incognita' of Innoland the island of innovation and other mental travels that make sense of events and actions which spur innovation. Stories of Innovation for the Millennial Generation is written for Millennials willing to assimilate and grow dynamic, innovation-driven capabilities which lead to the creation of high-impact startups.

Von Nerds, Einhörnern und Disruption

Meine irren Abenteuer in der Start-up-Welt

Author: Dan Lyons

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 386414924X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4753

Er war 25 Jahre lang Journalist, dann stand er von einem Tag auf den anderen auf der Straße: Dan Lyons wurde mit 52 Jahren einfach aus dem Team wegrationalisiert. Was also tun? Da kam das Jobangebot von HubSpot, einem Bostoner Start-up, genau richtig: Sie bieten dem altgedienten Journalisten einen Stapel Aktien für den nicht näher bestimmten Job des »Marketingtypen«. Was soll da schon schiefgehen? Doch es kommt, wie es bei der Konstellation kommen muss: Schnell wird klar, dass bei seinem Job bei HubSpot ungefähr alles schiefläuft, was schieflaufen kann. Seine Kollegen sind im Schnitt halb so alt, statt Bürostühlen gibt es Sitzbälle, Spam wird als »liebenswerter Marketingcontent« bezeichnet und überhaupt erinnert die Atmosphäre bei HubSpot eher an einen immerwährenden Kindergeburtstag. Dass das nicht lange gutgehen kann, ist vorprogrammiert ... Dieses Buch bietet einzigartige Einblicke in die Start-up-Welt!

My Beautiful Life: An Autobiography

Author: Susie Barry

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312501510

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 578

View: 9775

An every day tale of heroism in small measures. A young girl's journey to adulthood and the wrong relationships that threaten to steal her innocence. Guided by her faith and a close bond with Nature, she struggles to find freedom.

The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second

Author: Drew Ferguson

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758263473

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 273

View: 5420

A quirky gay teenager tries to find his way through life, love, and high school in this “funny, honest and engaging book, told with attitude and style” (Bart Yates). Being Charles James Stewart Jr.—aka “Charlie the Second”—means that fitting in is something other people do. Tall, gangly, and big-eared, he’s the walking, talking epitome of a teenage geek. An embarrassment to his parents (he’s not too crazy about them, either), Charlie is a virtual untouchable at his high school, where humiliation is practically an extracurricular activity. But what’s driving him truly crazy is that while his hormones are raging like everyone else’s and his peers are pairing off, he remains alone with his fantasies. Then, a new guy at school begins to liven things up in Charlie’s life. And for the first time in his seventeen years, he learns how it feels to be a star. But even cool guys can have problems—and that’s just one of the lessons Charlie is about to learn on this deliciously sexy, risk-filled journey from which there is no turning back. “Ferguson’s exuberant portrait successfully re-creates coming-of-age’s dizzy heat” in this offbeat novel about fitting in, freaking out, and surviving the endless perils of puberty (Publishers Weekly).

Motivating My Life Recovery

Never Fear, Never Hesitate, Never Quit

Author: Andre Souliere

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477110267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 137

View: 4322

Andre Souliere grew up in Biddeford Maine in an old farm house that his grandfather had built. After High School Andre enlisted in the United States Air Force where he met his first wife and together they had two daughters along with a step-daughter. They were stationed at different assignments in the United States as well as in Germany. Andre has remarried to the love of his life and they have been blessed with a son, where they now live in Steep Falls Maine enjoying the country life and outdoor activities. Andre also feels blessed to have five grandchildren who are the joy of everyones life. Andre enjoys presenting motivational talks and keynotes on safety, life recovery and life success. After his divorce, Andre fell into deep depression and alcoholism. During these dark times, Andre lost the will to go deal with the pain. His book covers his survival from divorce, separation from his children, depression, alcoholism, and suicide, death of a family member and the murder of his first grandson. The book also covers his motivation to survive, his love of God and the love story that he developed with his wife Joyce. The story starts with his entering a rehabilitation center and covers the periods up until he re-marries. This book is meant to illustrate Andres rise from the darkness of hell to where he is today. Andre would like this book to be a motivational tool for everyone for their life journey and success.

Maverick Startup

11 X-Factors to Bootstrap From Zero to Six Figures and Beyond

Author: Yanik Silver

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613081723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 6441

The Intangibles. The X-Factors. 1. The Big Idea 2. Your Vision 3. High Margins and Premium Prices 4. Get It Out The Door 5. Test and Improve 6. Listen and Shift 7. Create Zealots 8. What's Next? 9. Tap Your Mastermind 10. Create the Fun 11. Create the Impact Shattering the myth that you need money to make money, serial entrepreneur and millionaire Yanik Silver reveals the 11 X-Factors to turn your big idea into even bigger profits—without taking on debt, partnering with outside investors, or even writing a business plan. We’re not talking your typical B-school advice. These are the real-world, underground insights that can take your idea from a little concept on a napkin to throwing off serious revenue in a way that supports and builds up whatever else is important to you These maverick rules are the “little hinges” that swing big doors of opportunity, applied by the most successful and innovative entrepreneurs who dared to fast track their big idea, blaze their own path and simply write their own rules for success. The MAVERICK philosophy: Set your own rules Make more money Have more fun Experience a rich life And give more to make a difference

My $15,000 Mistake

Author: Rachael Boruta

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105583201

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 840

Start-ups are Easy, But...

Author: August-Wilhelm Scheer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540417200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 5576

Start-ups are easy, but... is A.-W. Scheer's retrospective on his experiences founding, growing and taking public a successful, international company. Since its founding in 1985, IDS Scheer has grown to become the world leader in business process performance, with subsidiaries and representatives in 50 countries. This book contains the author's experiences and opinions about founding companies and watching them prosper, about how research and science work, and about the politics of innovation. It was written for entrepreneurs or potential company founders who would like to learn more about the challenges of building a company. It is also written for students who want to find out what it is like to live like a businessperson. Furthermore, the book is written for members of the scientific community, to motivate them to a more business-oriented approach at their research institutions.

For the Love of Service

Book 1 - What Is Given, Can Be Taken

Author: Juttee Armiss

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477151656

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

View: 6471

She was shy and lacking self esteem in a big way. Her lack of confidence allowed her to be easily led. She entered the world of bdsm without understanding the implications of her move to her boyfriends home. He gave her a beginning in fashion design and modeling which was where she wanted to be, and in time she started to become a small success story. Her owner put her through pain which led her into the hands of two female Dominants. They took her in, and from there forwards she moved forward. The twists and turns that take place has her in Court as a Crown witness several times and she is asked by the Police to get some information for them so that a drug supply ring to the Prison can be stopped. All is not plain sailing for Juttee. As Maam Marie says to her, You dont have to find trouble Juttee, it finds you. She looses her partner in a car crash and after seeing an advert in the newspaper by Qantas for Cabin Crew, Juttee makes her application. Enjoy her journey and the ups and downs she experiences.

Not Waving But Drowning

The Troubled Life and Times of a Frontline RUC Officer

Author: Edmund Gregory

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 4984

Not Waving But Drowning tells the harrowing true story of one man's childhood struggle against poverty and his subsequent drive to become a policeman in the Royal Ulster Constabulary. From his earliest days, Edmund Gregory possessed an awareness beyond his years. During the course of his parents' turbulent and doomed marriage, he soaked up the horror of seeing his mother and father tearing each other apart. After they separated, he experienced a lonely boyhood, starved of affection, while living in welfare homes, dingy Belfast bedsits, and a sordid care home for young boys. However, Gregory later found solace in his marriage to Agnes, and in a concerted effort to drag himself and his new family out of poverty, he joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary. After five trauma-filled years serving in Belfast's riot squads, Gregory transferred into the somewhat elitist VIP protection branch of the RUC, where he was involved in providing bodyguard protection to many high-threat members of Northern Ireland's establishment. While working within that unit, he was also involved in teams protecting several members of the Royal family and then US President Bill Clinton throughout the course of their visits to the Province. During his last four years in the force, Gregory was charged with protecting the Reverend Ian Paisley's deputy, Peter Robinson MP, an outspoken personality who was under constant and serious threat of assassination. After 21 years of service, however, Gregory was diagnosed as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which resulted in his medical retirement. Not Waving But Drowning is an emotionally charged journey through Gregory’s impoverished childhood and the dark underbelly of his later life as a policeman in Northern Ireland performing what was, according to Interpol, the most dangerous policing role in the world.

Miracle Morning

Die Stunde, die alles verändert. Steh auf und nimm dein Leben in die Hand

Author: Hal Elrod

Publisher: Irisiana

ISBN: 3641194113

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 1033

Das einzigartige Selbsthilfeprogramm für mehr Glück, Zufriedenheit und Erfolg Dieses Buch ist auf den ersten Blick eine Zumutung, vor allem für die Nachteulen unter uns. Trotzdem stehen inzwischen zehntausende Menschen für Miracle Morning gerne morgens früh auf. Denn Hal Elrod hat damit ein genial einfaches Morgenprogramm entwickelt, dass nicht nur sein eigenes Leben um 100 Prozent verbessert hat, sondern auch das seiner vielen Fans und Leser. Wer Miracle Morning praktiziert, wird endlich der Mensch werden, der er immer sein wollte – und zwar in allen Lebensbereichen. Was man dafür tun muss? Jeden Morgen vor 8 Uhr eine Stunde lang nur sich selbst widmen. Diese Zeit verbringt man mit Meditation, Affirmationen, Visualisierungen, Sport, Lesen und Tagebuchschreiben. Wenn sich der neue Ablauf als Gewohnheit etabliert hat, startet man voller positiver Energie in den Tag. Für ein gesünderes, glücklicheres und zufriedeneres Leben!

Life Is a Startup

What Founders Can Teach Us about Making Choices and Managing Change

Author: Noam Wasserman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 1503607429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 1815

After two decades of research on founders, a best-selling book on the subject, and experience teaching and mentoring thousands of students in this field, Noam Wasserman is a prominent authority on startups. Hearing from countless readers and students that his insights helped them with important life decisions, beyond the incubator and boardroom, Wasserman brings us a new book that applies to everyday life his research on the methods of successful startup founders. Like entrepreneurs, we all deal with uncertainty, tough decision-making, and necessary problem-solving. Whether we freelance or work for large organizations, whether we're married or single, have kids or not, we must be able to think on our feet, assess risks and opportunities, and recruit others to help us navigate them. This book offers important advice for envisioning change in our lives—from contemplating the next step in a relationship to making a radical career move—and managing changes to which we've already committed. We can learn to recognize our own well-worn patterns and keep our tendencies and habits in check, recruit a personal taskforce—our own board of directors—to advise us, and plan ahead for growth. With his extensive database of entrepreneurship case studies—from Pandora to Twitter to Nike—complemented with data on 20,000 founders, Wasserman is able to go deeply into the entrepreneurial mindset and show us how startups provide specific lessons for crafting our most successful lives.