Book notes: Crushing It!

Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk book notes summary.

Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and how You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk

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Synopsis: “Four-time New York Times best-selling 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.

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Book notes: Give and Take

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam M. Grant, Ph.D. book summary.

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam M. Grant, Ph.D.

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Synopsis: “For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others.

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Book notes: Principles

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio book summary.

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

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Synopsis: “Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business – and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

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Book notes: Delivering Happiness

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh book summary.

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

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Synopsis: In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh – the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer – explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success. Even better, he shows how creating happiness and record results go hand-in-hand.

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Book notes: Creativity, Inc.

Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull book summary.

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

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Synopsis: “Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation – into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture – but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.”

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Book notes: Winning

Winning by Jack Welch book summary

Winning by Jack Welch

Synopsis: “Jack Welch knows how to win. During his 40-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.

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Book notes: The Effective Executive

The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker book summary.

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker

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Synopsis: “What makes an effective executive?

For decades Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as “the dean of this country’s business and management philosophers” (Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential position in management – the executive.

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Book notes: Positioning

Positioning by Al Reis and Jack Trout book summary

Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Reis & Jack Trout

Synopsis: “The first book to deal with the problems of communicating to a skeptical, media-blitzed public, Positioning describes a revolutionary approach to creating a “position” in a prospective customer’s mind, one that reflects a company’s own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of its competitors.

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