How to build a valuable company at warp-speed.
Have you ever looked at a wildly successful company and wondered, “How did that take off so fast?” or, “I could have thought of that!” We’re often baffled by the success of global sensations like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Uber, and we wonder how they did it. Reid Hoffman’s critical analysis is here to tackle that question. Blitzscaling (2018) exists to examine a concept as unique as the word which describes it. By analyzing a revolutionary practice known as blitzscaling, Hoffman examines the success secrets that drive the world’s most powerful start-ups.
Learn about the easy and proven way to build good habits and break the bad ones.
What’s a habit? If someone were to ask you about your daily habits, you might need some time to think about them. That’s because a habit, by definition, is an act that you perform automatically by instinct. Like when you walk into a dark room, you instinctively turn on a light switch, right? Habits are actions you don’t even have to think about, which is why you might not realize how a small daily action can have a powerful effect on your life. If you’re saving a dollar a day or smoking a cigarette a day, these actions may not seem like much now, but twenty years from now, those habits can either make you rich or, unfortunately, kill you. That’s why it’s important to understand how habits are formed, so you can learn how to kick the bad habits, implement the healthy ones, and take back control of your life.
The perfect guide to adopting seven habits of effective people that can improve your life and the lives of those around you.
A self-improvement guide written by Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People details how you can change your life through changing your mindset. The way you view the world is based entirely on your own perceptions, and by adopting a perception that leads to action, you can change your life and the lives of those around you. In other words, if you want to change your current situation then you must learn to change yourself and learn to change your perceptions. The way you see the problem is the problem, so you must allow yourself to fundamentally change the way you think in order to see a true change in yourself. Covey will not only teach you how to adopt a new mindset, but he will also teach you how to become proactive and focus on the important tasks at hand. At the end of the day, by adopting the 7 habits of highly effective people, you can learn how to change your mindset and then change your life.
Advertised as an antidote to chaos, 12 Rules for Life (2018) assesses humanity’s most pressing concerns through the ages and compiles their solutions in this handy self-help book.
Drawing on psychology, religion, philosophy, literature, and personal experience, author Jordan B. Peterson seeks to eliminate life’s chaos and confusion through the compilation of 12 simple rules that address the deepest questions of humanity. Challenging such questions as, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” and “Why isn’t life fair?” Peterson crafts a solution to truly living our best lives through adherence to his twelve consistent principles.
Learn how living the 80/20 way can help you find happiness and success by simply doing less.
Like most people in today's society, you may be tired of the daily grind. You simply wake up, head to work, sit at your desk all day, head home, eat dinner, go to bed, and do it all again the next day. There has to be more, right? Well, according to Koch, we are living life all wrong; instead of working to live, we live to work. We spend most of our time exerting our energy at work, only to find that when we get home, we are too exhausted and to give our best selves to our families and friends. Here’s where the 80/20 principle comes in. The 80/20 principle refers to the observation that roughly 80 percent of results stem from 20 percent of causes. For example, the world’s top 20 percent of people generate 80 percent of the world’s wealth.
While this principle has been used successfully in the business and economics world, it can now be applied to the lives of any individual. In other words, we can achieve more by doing less. As you read, you’ll learn how to find your happiness islands, how to save money like the wealthy, and lastly, how living a simple life may be the key to success.
Learn the art of forming fast and meaningful connections.
Everybody wants to be liked and everybody knows you only get one shot at a first impression. So, how do you make that impression a good one, especially when you’re introducing yourself on the fly? How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less (2000) is your handy-dandy pocket guide to making a stellar first impression and gaining new friends.
Learn how to start a conversation, keep it going, build networking skills, and leave a positive impression!
Whether we’re standing in the elevator with a colleague, attending conferences, or simply meeting your child’s new teacher, small talk is a major part of our daily lives. Perhaps you spend your days avoiding these awkward situations because the mere idea of striking up a conversation with a stranger makes your stomach churn. Perhaps you avoid social situations entirely or hide out in bathrooms and hang out at the buffet table to avoid small talk. Maybe the idea of networking makes you sick to your stomach. If this sounds like you, then it’s time to master The Fine Art of Small Talk. Though many of us disregard small talk and find it meaningless, small talk has the power to change our lives. Small talk is the foundation of building meaningful connections with friends and colleagues which can open up opportunities you never thought possible. Once you master small talk, you’ll be guaranteed to build a business, make friends, improve networking skills, get dates, and land jobs. So if you struggle with conversation, it’s time to learn how to feel more comfortable in any type of social situation, from lunch with your boss to a networking conference to a cocktail party where you don’t know a single person. As you read, you’ll learn how small talk can change your life and receive tips and tricks for starting, keeping, and exiting a conversation.
What the wealthy teach their children about financial independence.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad (1997) is part memoir and part financial self-help book. Written by best-selling author, entrepreneur, and billionaire Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad investigates the money management lessons that are taught only in upper-class homes. Kiyosaki uses his personal experience to explain why everyone should learn these personal finance secrets that will help you cultivate and maintain wealth.
Learn the 15 secrets of highly successful people and how you can use their secrets to boost your productivity, feel less stressed, and leave work on time each day.
Our lives are filled with distractions. As you go about your day, your phone constantly buzzes with important emails, text messages, phone calls, and news alerts. These constant interruptions steal your most valuable resource: time. The danger of losing time is that you never get it back. You have 1,440 minutes in a day, the same as everybody else, but it’s up to you to use them wisely. Luckily, Kevin Kruse has done the hard work for you by researching and interviewing hundreds of highly successful people. Now, you can learn the 15 secrets for success as laid out by billionaires like Mark Cuban, Richard Branson, and Jack Dorsey.
Take back your power, embrace change, face your fears, and train your brain for happiness and success.
Life is hard. Inevitably, life will become increasingly difficult as you experience tragedy and setbacks. It’s easy to let those moments break you down, but by focusing on your bad habits and weaknesses, you can learn to come out the other side a stronger, better person. To become mentally strong, there are thirteen habits to avoid such as resenting other people’s success and dwelling on the past. Instead, Morin provides practical strategies to help readers avoid the thirteen common habits that hold them back. Like physical strength, mental strength requires healthy habits, exercise, and hard work. Throughout 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, Morin shows how to embrace a happier outlook on life and how to deal with life’s inevitable hardships, setbacks, and heartbreaks. Keep reading to learn how to achieve greater mental strength and achieve overall success and happiness.