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The start-up of you : adapt to the future, invest in yourself, and transform your career

Author: Reid Hoffman; Ben Casnocha
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reid Hoffman; Ben Casnocha
ISBN: 9780307888907 0307888908 9780307888914 0307888916 9781847940797 184794079X
OCLC Number: 724648797
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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.
Responsibility: Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha.

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