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Story 10x
Turn the Impossible Into the Inevitable
Michael Margolis - 2019-10-08
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Peep Laja
@MarijanaKay @aprildunford Storyworthy is excellent, but not exactly "business storytelling". The best business storytelling book I've come across Story 10x, but it's also not a 1-2-3 manual, echoes a lot of Andy Raskin line of thinking      source
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The Storyteller
Tales of Life and Music
Dave Grohl - 2021-10-05
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So, I've written a book.Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do 4 hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!") I have decided to write these stories just as I have always done, in my own hand. The joy that I have felt fro...
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I've been listening to the author-narrated autobiography by Dave Grohl (@foofighters / Nirvana)... and it's 🔥. If you grew up on Nirvana and punk rock, this first-account storytelling is mindblowing. Super addictive, great fucking stories. The book is called The Storyteller.      source
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Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling
Matthew Dicks - 2018-06-12
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I finally did it - I found the one amazing, instructional, engaging, interesting, useful, very good book on storytelling. After reading maybe 20 boring ones. You absolutely need to pick up "Storyworthy" by @MatthewDicks. I did the audio version, it was great.      source
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The Innovation Stack
Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time
Jim McKelvey - 2020-03-10
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From the cofounder of Square, an inspiring and entertaining account of what it means to be a true entrepreneur and what it takes to build a resilient, world-changing companyIn 2009, a St. Louis glassblowing artist and recovering computer scientist named Jim McKelvey lost a sale because he couldn't accept American Express cards. Frustrated by the hi...
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Let's be honest, most business books are serious and even dull. Not this one. I'm really enjoying the captivating storytelling, humor and excellent narration (by author) of this one: The Innovation Stack by Jim McKelvey. Highly recommended for founders and product leaders.      source
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Mind Management, Not Time Management
Productivity When Creativity Matters (Getting Art Done Book 2)
David Kadavy - 2020-10-27
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You have the TIME. Do you have the ENERGY?You've done everything you can to save time. Every productivity tip, every "life hack," every time management technique.But the more time you save, the less time you have. The more overwhelmed, stressed, exhausted you feel."Time management" is squeezing blood from a stone.Introducing a new approach to produ...
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If you're looking for a new perspective on getting more organized, get this book. A good deal right now      source
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Thinking in Bets
Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
Annie Duke - 2019-05-07 (first published in 2018)
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Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result.In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a p...
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Separate decisions from outcomes. A good decision might still end in an undesirable outcome, and a bad decision might work out great. This was a massive insight from the book "Thinking in bets". It changed my thinking about decision-making.      source
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Building a Brand People Love from Day One
Emily Heyward - 2020-06-09
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The cofounder and chief branding officer of Red Antler, the branding and marketing company for startups and new ventures, explains how hot new millennial brands like Casper, Allbirds, Sweetgreen, Everlane, and more successfully build devoted fan followings right out of the gate.We're in the midst of a startup revolution, with new brands popping up ...
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I have a new favorite branding book. If you're only gonna read one, read this one: Obsessed by @emilyheyward      source
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Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David Epstein - 2021-04-27 (first published in 2019)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more."The most important business--and parenting--book of the year." --Forbes"Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares...
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@YashimVG @web Pick up the book "Range". When young, go broad instead of narrow. Keep exploring until you find that one thing you can't get enough of. The best marketers have a lot of breadth.      source
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7 Powers
The Foundations of Business Strategy
Hamilton Helmer - 2016-10-27
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What are the secrets to making a company enduringly valuable? 7 Powers breaks fresh ground by constructing a comprehensive strategy toolset that is easy for you to learn, communicate and quickly apply.Drawing on his decades of experience as a business strategy advisor, active equity investor and Stanford University teacher, Hamilton Helmer develops...
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Here are my top 5 book recommendations on business strategy: - "Good Strategy, Bad Strategy" - "Blue Ocean Strategy" - "The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing" - "7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy" - "The 4 Disciplines of Execution"      source
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The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
Chris McChesney - 2016-04-12 (first published in 2011)
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“The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a book every leader should read.” —Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School, and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma For fans of Good to Great and The First 90 Days, The Four Disciplines of Execution is the foundational text for creating lasting organizational change. A #1 Wall Street Journal bestsell...
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Here are my top 5 book recommendations on business strategy: - "Good Strategy, Bad Strategy" - "Blue Ocean Strategy" - "The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing" - "7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy" - "The 4 Disciplines of Execution"      source
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Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries