STARTUP OF YOU – Ben Casnocha & Reid Hoffman

Book can be found here  (this is an Amazon associate link which earns commission to keep things going) summary and notes below:

In a world where wages are virtually stagnant, creative disruption is rocking every industry, global competition for jobs is fierce, and job security is a thing of the past, we’re all on our own when it comes to our careers. In the face of such uncertainty, the key to success is to think and act like an entrepreneur: to be nimble and self-reliant, to be innovative, and to know how to network and stand out from the crowd. And this is precisely what Hoffman and Casnocha show you how to do in a book that is both inspirational and supremely practical.

# Always be in permanent beta mode

# The person passionate about what he or she is doing will outwork and outlast the guy motivated solely by making money.

# Markets that don’t exist don’t care how smart you are.

# Work in an area or company which has momentum

# Business disasters stem from immediate gratification concepts that are unsustainable

# Get to know the other person your trying to negotiate with, find out thier interests and see how you can assist

# Breadth and reach of your network is the most valuable, as weak ties can become great at referring you to opportunities

# Add value to peoples lives for free without seeking anything in return and they will remember it for later

# Introduce people who you know with people that they dont know, never know what good could come out of it

# Be supremly alert for new opportunities

# Chance favours a connected mind

# If you can’t find a meetup group then start one where you can talk with people about ideas your passionate about

# Hire fast learners and people who love what they do

# Ask alot of questions and you will learn alot more in all your talks with people – prime the question well to get the truth. Dig deeper into
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