Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

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Harper Business #ad - 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, world-class heart surgeons, 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, and underdog marketers do in common to beat the norm?One way or another, they do it like computer hackers.

HarperBusiness. They employ what psychologists call "lateral thinking" to rethink convention and break "rules" that aren't rules. In smartcuts, and how, revealing how conventions like "paying dues" prevent progress, paradoxically, why kids shouldn't learn times tables, Snow shatters common wisdom about success, it's easier to build a huge business than a small one.

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Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart

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Portfolio #ad - Award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow reveals the counterintuitive reasons why so many partnerships and groups break down--and why some break through. The best teams are more than the sum of their parts, but why does collaboration so often fail to fulfill this promise? In Dream Teams, neuroscience, Snow takes us on an adventure through history, and business, psychology, exploring what separates groups that simply get by together from those that get better together.

You'll learn:  *  how ragtag teams--from soccer clubs to startups to gangs of pirates--beat the odds throughout history. Why daimlerchrysler flopped while the Wu-Tang Clan succeeded, marriages, and the surprising factor behind most failed mergers, and partnerships. What the wright Brothers' daily arguments can teach us about group problem solving.

Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart #ad - Pioneering women in law enforcement, unlikely civil rights collaborators, and underdog armies that did the incredible together. The team players behind great social movements in history, and the science of becoming open-minded. Provocative and entertaining, progress,  Dream Teams is a landmark work that will change the way we think about people, and collaboration.

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Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

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Portfolio #ad - He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Actionable steps for building products people love. Fascinating examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest to the Bible App, and many other habit-forming products.

Revised and updated, featuring a new case studyhow do successful companies create products people can’t put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us?Nir Eyal answers these questions and many more by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior.

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products #ad - . Through consecutive “hook cycles, ” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. Hooked is written for product managers, marketers, start-up founders, designers, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.

Eyal provides readers with:• Practical insights to create user habits that stick. Portfolio.

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The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

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Free Press #ad - Rather than focusing on climactic wins, to honing techniques into states of remarkable potency, Waitzkin reveals the inner workings of his everyday method, from systematically triggering intuitive breakthroughs, to mastering the art of performance psychology. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure.

Free Press. Does your opponent make you angry? Waitzkin describes how to channel emotions into creative fuel. Through his own example, Waitzkin explains how to embrace defeat and make mistakes work for you. Waitzkin believes that achievement, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, even at the championship level, resilient growth process.

After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning the title of World Champion. In stories ranging from his early years taking on chess hustlers as a seven year old in new york city’s washington Square Park, Hungary, to dealing with the pressures of having a film made about his life, to gripping battles against powerhouse fighters in Taiwan in the Push Hands World Championships, to International Chess Championships in India, and Brazil, The Art of Learning encapsulates an extraordinary competitor’s life lessons in a page-turning narrative.

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance #ad - What i am best at is the art of learning. With a narrative that combines heart-stopping martial arts wars and tense chess face-offs with life lessons that speak to all of us, The Art of Learning takes readers through Waitzkin’s unique journey to excellence. He illustrates the exact routines that he has used in all of his competitions, whether mental or physical, so that you too can achieve your peak performance zone in any competitive or professional circumstance.

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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

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Viking #ad - This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities. Although some givers get exploited and burn out, the rest achieve extraordinary results across a wide range of industries. Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Adam Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success.

. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. Named one of the best books of 2013 by amazon, and the wall street Journal- as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, fortune's must-read business books, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post's books every leader should read.

Free Press. Portfolio. A new york times and wall street journal bestseller from wharton's top-rated professor named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, and the Wall Street Journal- as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, the Financial Times,  Fortune's must-read business books,  and the Washington Post's books every leader should read.

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success #ad - For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, talent, hard work, and luck. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Combining cutting-edge evidence with captivating stories, how a basketball executive responsible for multiple draft busts transformed his franchise into a winner, Grant shows how one of America's best networkers developed his connections, why the creative genius behind one of the most popular shows in television history toiled for years in anonymity, and how we could have anticipated Enron's demise four years before the company collapsed--without ever looking at a single number.

Praised by bestselling authors such as susan cain, gretchen rubin, negotiation,  dan pink, and robert cialdini--along with senior leaders from Google, Dan Ariely, Tony Hsieh, David Allen, and NASA--Give and Take highlights what effective networking, Twitter, Estee Lauder,  Dan Gilbert, influence, Merck, Seth Godin, collaboration, Nike, McKinsey, and leadership skills have in common.

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

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Harper Business #ad - Portfolio. Named one of the best books of 2013 by amazon, and the wall street Journal- as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, the Financial Times, fortune's must-read business books, and the Washington Post's books every leader should read. The hard thing about hard things Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.

Free Press. Ben horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, selling, buying, managing, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, investing in, and supervising technology companies. Ben horowitz, cofounder of andreessen horowitz and one of silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers #ad - While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.

Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.

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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

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Viking #ad - In originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. Free Press. Portfolio. The #1 new york times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas in their careers and everyday life—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B“Filled with fresh insights on a broad array of topics that are important to our personal and professional lives.

The new york times dealbook“originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life.

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World #ad - Named one of the best books of 2013 by amazon, fortune's must-read business books, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal- as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, and the Washington Post's books every leader should read. The hard thing about hard things Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.

How can we originate new ideas, grant explores how to recognize a good idea, and practices without risking it all?   Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, policies, politics, and entertainment, sports, build a coalition of allies, speak up without getting silenced, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent.

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Who

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Ballantine Books #ad - Refined through the largest research study of its kind ever undertaken, the A Method stresses fundamental elements that anyone can implement–and it has a 90 percent success rate. Whether you’re a member of a board of directors looking for a new CEO, the owner of a small business searching for the right people to make your company grow, or a parent in need of a new babysitter, it’s all about Who.

Portfolio. In who, geoff smart and randy street offer simple, easy-to-follow steps that will put the right people in place for optimal success. In this instant new york times bestseller, practical, Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide a simple, and effective solution to what The Economist calls “the single biggest problem in business today”: unsuccessful hiring.

Who #ad - This statistic becomes even more startling when you consider that the typical hiring success rate of managers is only 50 percent. Who the a Method for Hiring. Named one of the best books of 2013 by amazon, the financial Times, fortune's must-read business books, and the Wall Street Journal- as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, and the Washington Post's books every leader should read.

The hard thing about hard things Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. The average hiring mistake costs a company $1. 5 million or more a year and countless wasted hours. Inside you’ll learn how to• avoid common “voodoo hiring” methods• define the outcomes you seek• generate a flow of A Players to your team–by implementing the #1 tactic used by successful businesspeople• ask the right interview questions to dramatically improve your ability to quickly distinguish an A Player from a B or C candidate• attract the person you want to hire, by emphasizing the points the candidate cares about mostIn business, you are who you hire.

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Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

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Currency #ad - Viking Pr. Foreword by bill gateslinkedin cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies. What entrepreneur or founder doesn’t aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb?  Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare.

So what separates the startups that get disrupted and disappear from the ones who grow to become global giants?The secret is blitzscaling: a set of techniques for scaling up at a dizzying pace that blows competitors out of the water. Portfolio. Who the a Method for Hiring. The objective of blitzscaling is not to go from zero to one, but from one to one billion –as quickly as possible.

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies #ad - When growing at a breakneck pace, getting to next level requires very different strategies from those that got you to where you are today. Free Press. In a book inspired by their popular class at stanford business school, such as: how to design business models for igniting and sustaining relentless growth; strategies for hiring and managing; how the role of the founder and company culture must evolve as the business matures, Hoffman and Yeh  reveal how to navigate the necessary shifts and weather the unique challenges that arise at each stage of a company’s life cycle, and more.

Whether your business has ten employees or ten thousand, Blitzscaling is the essential playbook for winning in a world where speed is the only competitive advantage that matters. Named one of the best books of 2013 by amazon, and the wall street Journal- as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, fortune's must-read business books, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post's books every leader should read.

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YouTube Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Following and Making Money as a Video Influencer

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Lioncrest Publishing #ad - Viking Pr. Youtube has changed our world—from how we view video to how we connect and market—opening a new entrepreneurial landscape to ambitious individuals. Who the a Method for Hiring. Named one of the best books of 2013 by amazon, and the wall street Journal- as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, the Financial Times, fortune's must-read business books, and the Washington Post's books every leader should read.

The hard thing about hard things Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. In youtube secrets, online video experts sean cannell and Benji Travis draw on a decade of experience as well as interviews with more than one hundred top creators to give you a step-by-step YouTube success playbook. Thousands of people generate six to seven figures annually from online video content.

YouTube Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Following and Making Money as a Video Influencer #ad - . Portfolio. You’ll learn - the seven essential ingredients for a profitable channel - new strategies for getting views and subscribers - Ten ways to make money on YouTube - And much more Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, this book will show you how to use YouTube to build a following, create a lucrative business, and make a massive impact in people’s lives.

And, with the right roadmap, you too could be en route to real influence and income. Free Press.

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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

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Penguin Books #ad - Praised by social scientists, interactions,  Give and Take opens up an approach to work, business theorists, and corporate leaders, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary. Portfolio. Viking Pr. Free Press. A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of OriginalsFor generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, talent, hard work, and luck.

Who the a Method for Hiring. Give and Take. Named one of the best books of 2013 by amazon, fortune's must-read business books, and the Wall Street Journal- as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post's books every leader should read. The hard thing about hard things Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success #ad - But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In give and take, adam grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom.

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