The start-up of you : adapt to the future, invest in yourself, and transform your career / by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha
By: Hoffman, Reid.
Contributor(s): Casnocha, Ben.Publisher: London, U.K. : Random House, 2012Description: xii, 260 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781847940803.Subject(s): Careers
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ALL HUMANS ARE ENTREPRENEURS: The new world of work -- Why the start-up of you -- Why us? -- Why the urgency? -- The path to the future . DEVELOP A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: Three puzzle pieces inform your direction and competitive advantage -- Fit the pieces together. PLAN TO ADAPT: Adaptive start-ups, adaptive careers -- ABZ planning -- Plan A: almost ready, aim, fire, aim, fire, aim, fire ... Plan B: pivot as you learn -- Plan Z: jump on your lifeboat and regroup. IT TAKES A NETWORK: I to the We -- Build genuine relationships -- The structure and strength of your existing network -- How to strengthen and maintain your network. PURSUE BREAKOUT OPPORTUNITIES: Mind on fire: be curious -- How to find and generate career opportunities. TAKE INTELLIGENT RISKS: Assessing and managing risk -- Short-term risk increases long-term stability. WHO YOU KNOW IS WHAT YOU KNOW: Navigate professional challenges with network intelligence -- Synthesize information into actionable intelligence.
Asserts that in order to adapt to the challenges of modern working life, we all need to rediscover our entrepreneurial instincts. Advocates thinking of your career as a start-up venture. Suggests ways in which we can adopt entrepreneurial strategies to survive in times of change and uncertainty, and to thrive in our careers.