The Start-up of You

The Start-up of You

Adapt, Take Risks, Grow Your Network, and Transform Your Life

Summary

The New York Times No. 1 bestseller that can transform your life and career - now in a revised and updated edition.
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'I think that the startup approach to life is necessary. This book distills the key techniques needed to succeed.' Jack Dorsay, co-founder of Twitter
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Co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, and author Ben Casnocha offer a revolutionary method to accelerate your life and career. The secret is to think like an entrepreneur - to run the 'start-up of you'.

Entrepreneurs are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage. These are the very same skills we all need to get ahead.

Hoffman and Casnocha show how you can create opportunities where others see dead-ends, and when to take proactive risks where others may seek safety. They reveal how to maintain a competitive advantage so you can stand-out from others. They explain how you can build your network. Above all, they share the insights and strategies you need to succeed in the most important venture of all - your own life.
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'Everyone, women and men alike, needs to think big to succeed. This is a practical book that shows you how to take control and build a career that will enable you to have real impact.' Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and COO of Facebook

Reviews

  • Everyone, women and men alike, needs to think big to succeed. This is a practical book that shows you how to take control and build a career that will enable you to have real impact.
    Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

About the authors

Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman is co-founder of LinkedIn, the biggest professional social network in the world with 100+ million members. Previously he was executive vice president of PayPal. He is also a partner at Greylock, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and a director at Microsoft. He has been an early investor in over 100 technology companies, including Facebook and Zynga. He is widely viewed as one of the most successful investors of all time.
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Ben Casnocha

Ben Casnocha is an author, award-winning and cofounder of Village Global, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has funded hundreds of startups. He has written for Newsweek and appeared on CNN, the CBS Early Show and Fox News. BusinessWeek named him one of 'America's best young entrepreneurs' and he is in much demand as a public speaker.
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