Book Review: Startup ofyou

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My key takeaways from the book The Startup of You

My key takeaways from the book The Startup of You

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  • 1. Key Takeaways The Start-up Of YouReid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha SeekingMasteryhttp://seekingmastery.wordpress.com
  • 2. We all are Entrepreneurs We all have a will to create (businesses or a career) We all operate under the same conditions of uncertainty, fierce competition andscarce resources.
  • 3. Your Competitive Advantage Your Assets (Hard & Soft) Your Competitive Advantage lies here. Your Market Aspirations Realities and Values
  • 4. Adapt to Succeed In planning your career or business, use ABZ Planning. – Plan A: What you’re doing right now. – Plan B: Your next step. – Plan Z: If plans A and B don’t work, this is your fallback position.
  • 5. It Takes a Network  If you want to accelerate your career, and you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.
  • 6. Pursue Breakout Opportunities  Successful professionals always have breakout projects that lead to unusual and rapid career growth.
  • 7. Take Intelligent Risks Everything (including the status quo) is risky. Your short-term risks may increase your long-term stability.
  • 8. Learn Forever Stop stockpiling facts. Learn how to access resources on-demand. Synthesize learning into actionable information.
  • 9. Want to learn more? Read the Book!! SeekingMastery http://seekingmastery.wordpress.com