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The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz - 2014-03-04
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A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, b...
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Start with Why
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek - 2011-12-27 (first published in 2009)
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"A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest." -Polly LaBarre, coauthor of Mavericks at Work Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influe...
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Influence
Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - 2008-08-07 (first published in 1984)
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Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say "yes" to another's request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a salespe...
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Zero to One
Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel - 2014-09-16
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If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise t...
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Good To Great
Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - 2001-10-17
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To find the keys to greatness, Collins's 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. The findings will surprise many readers and, quite frankly, upset others.The ChallengeBuilt to Last, the defining management study...
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Deep Work
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport - 2016-01-05
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One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work ...
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The E-Myth Revisited
Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
Michael E. Gerber - 2004-10-14 (first published in 1985)
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E-Myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical workVoted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs.An instant classic, this revised an...
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Shoe Dog
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Phil Knight - 2018-05-01 (first published in 2016)
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In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing,...
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Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill - 2019-02-02 (first published in 1937)
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Ao revelar o segredo do seu sucesso ao jornalista Napoleon Hill, o multimilionário Andrew Carnegie serviu de inspiração a um dos maiores best sellers de todos os tempos. Pense e Fique Rico reúne os segredos de alguns dos homens mais influentes do século XX, como Henry Ford, Jonh D. Rockefeller ou George Eastman, o fundador da Kodak. A formula mágic...
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The Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen - 2016-01-05 (first published in 1997)
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The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding com...
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
Principles by Ray Dalio
The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
Traction by Gino Wickman
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
Measure What Matters by John Doerr
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
Radical Candor by Kim Scott
Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin
Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder
Finish by Jon Acuff
Positioning by Al Ries
Traction by Gabriel Weinberg
This Is Marketing by Seth Godin
Grinding It Out by Ray Kroc
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
The Power of Broke by Daymond John
Choose Yourself! by James Altucher
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz
Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug
Sam Walton by Sam Walton
Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove
The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner
Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got by Jay Abraham
80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall
Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! by Greg Crabtree
Upstream by Dan Heath
Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman
Data-Driven Marketing by Mark Jeffery
Launch by Jeff Walker
Company of One by Paul Jarvis
Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard
High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Turn the Ship Around! by L. David Marquet
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis
Titan by Ron Chernow
Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman
The 1-Page Marketing Plan by Allan Dib
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher
I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Second Edition by Ramit Sethi
Leadership Strategy and Tactics by Jocko Willink
How Innovation Works by Matt Ridley
Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday
The Future Is Faster Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell
Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt
Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol
The Upstarts by Brad Stone
Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin
Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
Visioneering by Andy Stanley
The Ideal Team Player by Patrick M. Lencioni
Built to Sell by John Warrillow
Search Inside Yourself by Chade-meng Tan
Focus by Al Ries
Business Secrets from the Bible by Daniel Lapin
The Power of a Positive No by William Ury
Competition Demystified by Bruce C. Greenwald
Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss
The Founder's Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman
The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
Playing to Win by A. G. Lafley
slide by Nancy Duarte
You Are the Message by Roger Ailes
Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz