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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (901 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha Narrator: Kaleo Griffith Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are sky-high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over and traditional job security is a thing of the past.  
 
Here, LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today's competitive world. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.
 
Why? Start-ups - and the entrepreneurs who run them - are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage. 
 
These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead today. 
 
This book isn't about cover letters or resumes. Instead, you will learn the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. Whether you work for a giant multinational corporation, a small local business, or launching your own venture, you need to know how to:
 
Adapt your career plans as you change, the people around you change, and industries change.
Develop a competitive advantage to win the best jobs and opportunities.
Strengthen your professional network by building powerful alliances and maintaining a diverse mix of relationships. * Find the unique breakout opportunities that massively accelerate career growth.
Take proactive risks to become more resilient to industry tsunamis. 
Tap your network for information and intelligence that help you make smarter decisions.
 
A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today's fractured world of work, the strategies in this book will help you survive and thrive and achieve your boldest professional ambitions. The Start-Up of You empowers you to become the CEO of your career and take control of your future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Being an entrepreneur isn’t really about starting a business.  It’s a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge. Whatever career you’re in ­ or want to be in ­ The Start-Up of You holds lessons for success. Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg, L.P. and Mayor, New York City

  • "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
  • "Forging a fulfilling career is one of the most important--and often, most difficult--challenges in building a happy life. The Start-Up of You is crammed with insights and strategies to help each of us create the work life we want. Gretchen Rubin, author of the #1 bestseller, The Happiness Project
     
     "The Startup of You" describes how to take the Silicon Valley approach to building a life: start with an idea, and work over your entire career to turn it something remarkable. In the world today, I think that the startup approach to life is necessary. This book distills the key techniques needed to succeed.
  • "This great book shows that entrepreneurship is really about taking control of your life, and you don’t need a big startup to be an entrepreneur – you need personal responsibility and intellectual exploration.
    Penelope Trunk, author, Brazen Careerist
  • “Silicon Valley revolutionizes entire industries through the way we work. It is now time to export our playbook to the rest of the world. The Startup of You is that key playbook: it will help you revolutionize yourself and achieve your own career breakout. Marc Andreessen, co-founder Netscape; director at HP, Facebook, and eBay
  • "A profound book about self-determination and self-realization. By capturing and universalizing the wisdom of successful start-up businesses, the authors provide an exciting blueprint for building a fulfilling career. Invaluable for any person who wants to be a successful entrepreneur ­ not in a particular company ­ but in the most important enterprise of all: one's own life. Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark
  • The same extraordinary vision and timing that enabled Reid to found LinkedIn is once again on display with his book "the start-up of YOU."  His central thesis, that every individual can benefit from acting as the entrepreneur of their own life and career, has never been more important than it is in today's increasingly globalized, competitive, and networked world. Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn    
  • “LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has pulled off something extraordinary in his book-writing debut. He has challenged a well-worn idea….and replaced it with something better.
     Fortune

  • ""The Internet has fundamentally changed the architecture of business and society. This terrific book shows you how to live, learn, and thrive in a networked world. Joi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab
  •  “Hoffman and Casnocha make a number of astute observations about shifts in the world of work…. As well as explaining network intelligence, or why your contacts’ contacts may be the best source of leads about potential jobs...the book also gives numerous tips—including ones gleaned from the world of online dating—about how best to broker effective relationships.
     -The Economist
  • If you are starting a career, it is an excellent book for thinking through the practical issues you will face in branding yourself in what is becoming a more volatile and very different labor market Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution.

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny Larsen | 12/26/2013

    " This book has some really good ideas to help you think about what you want to do next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stamatis Mark | 12/25/2013

    " It was a great book.helped me a lot to understand network and general public relations behavior. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 10/17/2013

    " Love the ideas behind "The Start-Up of You". A-B-Z plan, continuously invest in yourself, be aware of your network and nurture it. I have no plans of changing jobs and still got a lot from this book. Also bought a copy for my nephew who is graduating college soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lori Grant | 9/24/2013

    " A must-read book on career development. "

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