If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big
These days taking chances isn’t just for college dropouts in
hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit, or a
mom-and-pop, everybody needs to think and act like an entrepreneur. We all need
to be nimble, adaptive, daring—and maybe even a little crazy—or risk being left
But how do you take smart risks without risking it all?
That’s Linda Rottenberg’s expertise. As the cofounder and CEO of Endeavor, the
world’s leading organization dedicated to supporting fast-growing
entrepreneurs, she’s spent the last two decades helping innovators think bold
and execute smart.
Now Rottenberg draws on her unrivaled experience to show you
the proven techniques to achieve your dreams: from overcoming fear to facing
down critics, from stalking supporters to exploiting chaos. Crazy Is a Compliment combines inspiring stories, original research,
and practical advice to create a road map for getting started and going bigger.
Rottenberg brings to life iconic entrepreneurs like Walt
Disney and Estée Lauder and reveals how companies like MTV, GE, and Burberry
found their best successes by breaking the corporate mold and embracing the
entrepreneur mind-set. She also introduces us to some of the one thousand
entrepreneurs she’s advised, like Leila Velez, who started a hair-care company
in her kitchen sink in Rio that now earns $80 million a year. As Linda writes:
Every day I meet people with a dream. Maybe
you’re serving coffee and fantasizing about launching a microbrewery; maybe
you’ve skipped college and yearn to start your own design firm; maybe you’re
sitting in your cubicle and brainstorming a new idea that can improve your
You have a dream, but you don’t know how to
turn your dream into reality. Or you’ve already launched your dream but you’re
unsure how to take it to the next level. This book can show you the way. Download and start listening now!