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The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date February 14, 2012
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307971432
ISBN-10 0307971430
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 6.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $35.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs.

The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are sky-high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over and traditional job security is a thing of the past.  
 
Here, LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author 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 start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.
 
Why? Start-ups - 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 resumes. Instead, you will learn the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. Whether you work for a giant multinational corporation, a small local business, or launching your own venture, you need to know how to:
 
* Adapt your career plans as you change, the people around you change, and industries change.
* Develop a competitive advantage to win the best jobs and opportunities.
* Strengthen your professional network by building powerful alliances and maintaining a diverse mix of relationships. 
* Find the unique breakout opportunities that massively accelerate career growth.
* Take proactive risks to become more resilient to industry tsunamis.
* Tap your network for information and intelligence that help you make smarter decisions.
 
A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today's fractured world of work, the strategies in this book will help you survive and thrive and achieve your boldest professional ambitions. The Start-Up of You empowers you to become the CEO of your career and take control of your future.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780307888907
 
from Crown Pub (February 14, 2012)
9780307888907 | details & prices | 260 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.00
About: A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780307971432
 
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With Kaleo Griffith (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (February 14, 2012)
9780307971432 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley's most innovative entrepreneurs.

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