Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck. Number of page: Author: Anthony Tjan, Richard Harrington, Tsun-Yan Hsieh Publisher: Harvard Business. Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck includes the first Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test ( E.A.T), a simple tool to help determine your specific profile. Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck is a personality-filled, research-based playbook for entrepreneurs and business builders. It begins by helping readers assess their.
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Ebook For Free Download. East of the Web offers 23 free short stories for children for free The common traits Heart, smarts, guts, and luck. After interviewing and researching hundreds of business-builders across the globe, the authors found that every one of them from young founder to seasoned CEO holds a combination of these four attributes. Indeed each of us tends to be biased toward one of these traits in our decision-making, and figuring out which trait drives you will lead to greater self-awareness and likelihood of success in starting and growing a business.
Starting a fast-growth company is too broadly taxing to tackle alone, even if one wanted to. Building a team is critical, and start-up team building requires great people skills, networking skills , self-awareness and critical evaluation skills. Low EQs emotional intelligence will struggle mightily. Two books top the list for essential reading on networking.
Like the title says, networking should be part of everything one does. Although it has some information on traditional careers, it offers excellent networking advice including how to be a LinkedIn power-user.
It will help readers understand that managing personal growth and professional development is the ultimate act of entrepreneurship. This book helps entrepreneurs figure what they are looking for and teaches a rigorous method for hiring those people. It helps to avoid the most expensive mistake in business — hiring the wrong people.
Even after hiring well, a fast-growing organization can quickly outstrip and burn out its key people. Finding Your Product Epiphany Dialing in the right product, business model and strategy is job one of every newly-formed start-up team.
To avoid overlooking one of the most commonly missed areas of innovation, the business model, an entrepreneur should take a run through Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur. Chief Extraction Officer A teaching colleague and friend sometimes jokes that CEO stands for Chief Extraction Officer, as in extracting and collecting the resources needed to grow the company.
As an entrepreneur defines the product and raises money to pay for development, extraction quickly becomes a pressing problem. The fundraising topic is so large, and so varied, and so regional, I hesitate to even broach it, but I can offer a couple fundamental resources.
However, keep in mind that some of the best and most current material in this space can also be found in blogs.
Basic Literacy: Accounting and Finance Fundamentals Raising money requires a basic grasp of accounting and finance concepts and how they tie to key metrics. Tracy and Tage Tracy. Story Telling As a company begins to move beyond the early adopter customers, it becomes necessary to scale its sales and beef up marketing.
What You'll Learn: One word: survival. For Better or For Work will remind you that the long hours and late nights spent on your business or with the family are worth the effort, and will give you the tools for making both endeavors successful.
Ideal For: Workaholics who need to be pried away from the office. Ideal For: Anyone who wants to be the next big thing in Silicon Valley.
Berkeley and Columbia. What You'll Learn: Brace yourself to learn the best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world. Ideal For: Startup newbies and veterans trying to crack the success code.
Heart, smarts, guts and luck. Ideal For: Founders ready to learn what makes them tick. What You'll Learn: Reading this book will help you master and launch a powerful social media strategy.
Take note of the 10 highly effective habits of social networking outlined in the book including; how to develop win-win relationships with online users, create customized campaigns for each social media channel and measure your success Ideal For: Entrepreneurs prepared to go beyond the tried and true.
For those eager to get started, discover the elements of a compelling Kickstarter video, innovative ways to market your project and how to get donors onboard. He also shares his dynamic system of timeless lessons anyone can follow, including rare insights from his own Diary of a Dotcom.
The authors of Making Good believe making money and affecting positive change are not mutually exclusive--in fact, they are very much connected. What You'll Learn: Making Good maps out step-by-step, how you can achieve financial autonomy, capitalize on global changes to infrastructure, and learn from everyday success stories--providing the skills and insights needed to succeed while building careers and lives of consequence.