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The Business of Platforms

Strategy in the Age of Digital Competition, Innovation, and Power

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A trio of experts on high-tech business strategy and innovation reveal the principles that have made platform businesses the most valuable firms in the world and the first trillion-dollar companies. Managers and entrepreneurs in the digital era must learn to live in two worlds—the conventional economy and the platform economy. Platforms that operate for business purposes usually exist at the level of an industry or ecosystem, bringing…  More »

Chutzpah

Why Israel Is a Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Inbal Arieli shares the surprising secret behind how Israel, a tiny country with the highest concentration of start-ups per capita worldwide, is raising generations of entrepreneurs who are disrupting markets around the globe and bringing disproportionate change to the world.  More »

Straight Talk for Startups

100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds—From Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity

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Simple guidelines for successful startups from veteran venture capitalist Randy Komisar and entrepreneur Jantoon Reigersman.  More »

Crushing It!

How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

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Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.  More »

Killing It

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart

Book cover image: Killing It An Entrepreneur's Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart

The former CEO of Clif Bar, Co-founder of Plum, and serial entrepreneur offers insights about launching and growing a business while maintaining a fulfilled life in this practical guide filled with hard-won advice culled from the author’s own sometimes dark, raw experiences. With a foreword by Steve Blank. Aspiring entrepreneurs are told that to launch a business, you must go all in, devoting every resource and moment to making it…  More »

Art Thinking

How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses

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An indispensable and inspiring guide to creativity in the workplace and beyond, drawing on art, psychology, science, sports, law, business, and technology to help you land big ideas in the practical world.  More »

Play Bigger

How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets

Book cover image: Play Bigger How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets

The founders of a respected Silicon Valley advisory firm study legendary category-creating companies and reveal a groundbreaking discipline called category design. Winning today isn’t about beating the competition at the old game. It’s about inventing a whole new game—defining a new market category, developing it, and dominating it over time. You can’t build a legendary company without building a legendary category. If you think…  More »

#AskGaryVee

One Entrepreneur's Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness

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The New York Times bestselling author draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and eminently useful and honest answers to everything you've ever wanted to know—and more—about navigating the new world.  More »

Do Cool Sh*t

Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After

Book cover image: Do Cool Sh*t Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After

Is it possible to make a career out of something you love? Miki Agrawal, entrepreneur, angel investor, and cool-sh*t doer, has figured it out and now shows you how. In Do Cool Sh*t, she shares her adventures in entrepreneurship and life, from learning to step out of her comfort zone in a foreign country to achieving her dream of playing soccer for the New York Magic to partnering with Tony Hsieh of Zappos.com to launch her dream…  More »

Smart People Should Build Things

How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America

Book cover image: Smart People Should Build Things How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement,  Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and  Create New Jobs in America

Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, offers a unique solution to our country’s economic and social problems—our smart people should be building things. Smart People Should Build Things offers a stark picture of the current culture and a revolutionary model that will redirect a generation of ambitious young people to the critical job of innovating and building new businesses. As the Founder and CEO of Venture for America…  More »

The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business (Revised Edition)

Candid Advice, Frank Talk, and True Stories for the Successful Entrepreneur

Book cover image: The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business (Revised Edition) Candid Advice, Frank Talk, and True Stories for the Successful Entrepreneur

“This fun and informative book shows aspiring young women how to build their own businesses from the ground up...and stand as tall as a Manhattan highrise.” —Barbara Corcoran, author of If You Don’t Have Large Breasts Wear Ribbons in Your Pigtails “This book will do for business what The Joy of Cooking did for the culinary world.” —Ella Brennan, owner, Commander's Palace The Girl’s Guide to Starting Your Own…  More »

Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing

No-Nonsense Rules from the Ultimate Contrarian and Small Business Guru

Book cover image: Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing No-Nonsense Rules from the Ultimate Contrarian and Small Business Guru

The best family business has one member. Weekends are for working, not playing golf or coaching. Never pay your vendors on time. Wear your control-freak badge with pride. Out denial: If your business is failing during a recession, it's your fault. George Cloutier's controversial rules for doing business aren't taught at Harvard…  More »

The E-Myth Enterprise

How to Turn a Great Idea into a Thriving Business

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“This excellent book is a must-read for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.”—Booklist Discover how to turn a great idea into a thriving business with The E-Myth Enterprise, using the proven methods that bestselling author Michael E. Gerber has developed over the course of his more than forty years as an entrepreneur and coach. Michael E.Gerber is THE #1 name in small business and his company, E-Myth Worldwide, boasts more than…  More »

Awakening the Entrepreneur Within

How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies

Book cover image: Awakening the Entrepreneur Within How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies

“No business author has touched me as deeply as Michael Gerber has.” —Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul bestselling book series The legendary Michael Gerber—founder of E-Myth Worldwide and author of such multi-million copy bestselling classics as The E-Myth Revisited and E-Myth Mastery—shows you how to go from dreaming about having your own business to actually doing it in Awakening the Entrepreneur…  More »

Crush It!

Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

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Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses.  More »

Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office

Essential Wisdom from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Entrepreneurs

Book cover image: Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office Essential Wisdom from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Entrepreneurs

Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office uncovers the secrets behind the success of the great CEOs through their lives and personal stories. Why did Ray Kroc's plan for McDonald's thrive when all the other burger joints failed? How can we apply his lessons to Krispy Kreme? How did Walt Disney's most dismal day as a young cartoonist radically change his career direction? We learn about their biggest challenges and failures, and how they…  More »

Alpha Dogs

How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack

Book cover image: Alpha Dogs How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack

Outsmart your competitors, leap to the head of the pack, and become an alpha dog! How does an average company distinguish itself in the marketplace, generate higher sales than its competitors, and earn the lasting loyalty of customers and employees? Alpha Dogs tells the inspiring stories of savvy entrepreneurs who discovered the perfect formula and rose to the top. In her personal and probing style, Donna Fenn, a twenty-year veteran of…  More »

E-Myth Mastery

The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World-Class Company

Book cover image: E-Myth Mastery The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World-Class Company

The bestselling author of phenomenally successful and continually vital The E-Myth Revisited presents the next big step in entrepreneurial management and leadership with E-Myth Mastery . A practical, real-world program that is implemented real-time into your business, Gerber begins by engaging the reader in understanding why the entrepreneur is so critical to the success of any enterprise, no matter how small or large it may be, and why…  More »

Launch It!

How to Turn Good Ideas Into Great Products That Sell

Book cover image: Launch It! How to Turn Good Ideas Into Great Products That Sell

The easy–to–read bible for developing, financing, marketing, and selling consumer products––from gadgets to kitsch, from high–touch to high–end––for America's rising entrepreneurial nation. Launch It! is written by a team of trend and product consultants with over 60 years of collective experience advising thousands of entrepeneurs, designers, and companies. As they realized not one trade book was available on the market…  More »

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Peter Drucker's classic book on innovation and entrepreneurship This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline that explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Superbly practical, Innovation and Entrepreneurship explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures need to know and do to succeed…  More »

Go It Alone!

The Secret to Building a Successful Business on Your Own

Book cover image: Go It Alone! The Secret to Building a Successful Business on Your Own

There is an epidemic of unhappiness in the American workplace. A full 70 percent of workers in the United States report that they are disengaged from their jobs. When asked, "Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?" only 20 percent of nearly 2 million employees said yes. It is no wonder that 56 percent of all Americans dream of starting their own business. So why don't they do so? Because starting one's own business…  More »

Reinventing the Wheel

A Story of Genius, Innovation, and Grand Ambition

Book cover image: Reinventing the Wheel A Story of Genius, Innovation, and Grand Ambition

Reinventing the Wheel is the riveting, behind-the-scenes story of the enigmatic and cocksure inventor Dean Kamen and the Segway Human Transporter. When Kamen invented the two-wheeled vehicle known to many by its code name, Ginger, he promised it would transform the face of personal transportation forever. But when this brilliant and driven inventor attempted to become an entrepreneur, a colossal power struggle ensued. Here, Steve Kemper…  More »

The E-Myth Revisited

Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

Book cover image: The E-Myth Revisited Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

E-Myth 'e-,'mith n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical work Voted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs. An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own…  More »

The One-Page Proposal

How to Get Your Business Pitch onto One Persuasive Page

Book cover image: The One-Page Proposal How to Get Your Business Pitch onto One Persuasive Page

As clear, concise, and concrete as its subject, Patrick Riley‘s The One–Page Proposal promises to be the definitive business guide to getting your best ideas fully understood in the least amount of time. Today more than ever, business decisions are made on the fly first impressions can make all the difference. Now, in the first book of its kind, successful entrepreneur Patrick Riley shows you how to boil all the elements of your…  More »

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