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The Startup of You (Revised and Updated): Adapt, Take Risks, Grow Your Network, and Transform Your Career

The Startup of You (Revised and Updated): Adapt, Take Risks, Grow Your Network, and Transform Your Career

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The groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller that taught a generation how to transform their careers--now in a revised and updated edition

"A profound book about self-determination and self-realization."--Senator Cory Booker

"The Startup of You is crammed with insights and strategies to help each of us create the work life we want."--Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

In this invaluable book, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and venture capitalist 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 startup business: a living, breathing, growing startup of you.

Why? Startups--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 résumés. Instead, you will learn the best practices of the most successful startups and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. Whether you work for a giant multinational corporation, stitch together multiple gigs in a portfolio career, or are launching your own venture, you need to know how to

- adapt your career plans as pandemics rage and technologies upend industries
- develop a competitive advantage so that you stand out from others at work
- strengthen your professional network by building powerful alliances and maintaining a diverse mix of relationships
- engineer serendipity that produces life-changing career opportunities
- take proactive risks to become more resilient to industry tsunamis
- tap your network for information and intelligence that help you make smarter decisions

The career landscape has changed dramatically in the decade since Hoffman and Casnocha first published this guide. In an urgent update to the frameworks that have helped hundreds of thousands of people transform their careers, this new edition of The Startup of You will teach you how to achieve your boldest professional ambitions.

Author: Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha
Publisher: Currency
Published: 02/14/2012
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.83lbs
Size: 8.46h x 5.77w x 0.96d
ISBN: 9780307888907

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 12/19/2011
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2012 pg. 150
Library Journal 03/15/2012 pg. 118

About the Author
Reid Hoffman is the co-founder of LinkedIn, a partner at Greylock, and director at Microsoft, and is widely viewed as one of the most successful investors of all time. He is the host of the award-winning podcast Masters of Scale and the New York Times bestselling author of The Alliance, Blitzscaling, and Masters of Scale.

Ben Casnocha is an entrepreneur and cofounder of Village Global, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has funded hundreds of successful startups. He has appeared on CBS's The Early Show, CNN, and CNBC. He is a co-author, with Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, of the bestseller The Alliance.
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