Disciplined Entrepreneurship by Bill Aulet24 Steps to Success! Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren't born with something special - they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product. It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated, comprehensive, and proven 24-step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply. You will learn: Why the "F" word - focus - is crucial to a startup's success Common obstacles that entrepreneurs face - and how to overcome them How to use innovation to stand out in the crowd - it's not just about technology Whether you're a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Disciplined Entrepreneurship gives you the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want. Author Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For more please visit http://disciplinedentrepreneurship.com/
Publication Date: 2013-07-31
The Essential Entrepreneur by Richard TurnerA toolkit for entrepreneurial success In The Essential Entrepreneur, celebrated entrepreneur and business strategist Richard Turner delivers a practical, step-by-step approach to starting and growing a thriving enterprise. If you're ready to take your fledgling business to the next level--and finally follow that brilliant big idea--this guide covers everything you'll need to navigate the challenges ahead. Richard shares straightforward advice and hands-on, real-world lessons outlining the key points you need to know to start and grow your venture. And his lessons are supported by the experience and wisdom of a panel of diverse experts: Tobi Pearce (co-founder of SWEAT), Flavia Tata Nardini (of Fleet Space), Simon Haigh (of Haigh's Chocolates), and Kirsten Bernhardt (skilled investment manager). You'll discover how to: Make a splash in your industry by taking advantage of market weaknesses, disrupting the status quo and creating new openings Sort the good ideas from the bad: validate your business (whether it's a product or a service) and maximise its value Position your brand so that what you do is clear and instantly recognisable Create a business plan that really works, factoring in timing, going to market, managing finance, managing growth and more Understand the logistics of a successful and profitable operation, from sourcing suppliers to production, warehousing and distribution Most small businesses struggle to get moving. This is the book that will help you get ahead in the race. A can't-miss resource for start-up entrepreneurs and business owners, The Essential Entrepreneur outlines everything you need to know to hit the ground running.
Publication Date: 2022-12-12
Give and Take by Adam GrantA groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of Think Again and Originals For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today's dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton's highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. Praised by social scientists, business theorists, and corporate leaders, Give and Take opens up an approach to work, interactions, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary.
Publication Date: 2013-04-09
Start with a Win by Adam ContosStrengthen your leadership skills and achieve success at work and at home with advice from a proven business leader In Start with a Win: Tools and Lessons to Create Personal and Business Success, CEO of RE/MAX Holdings Adam Contos delivers a powerful exploration of how leaders process information and lead boldly, especially (or even) during times of crisis. Packed with the practical lessons he learned as the leader of one of the most recognized real estate brands in the world, the book shows you how leaders recognize emotion, chaos, and fear and transform those negatives into opportunity. Whether you lead a team of one--yourself--ten, or 10,000 and up, you'll also find actionable advice on: How to develop effective leadership skills by seeking out situations that require you to practice leading Avoiding the experience of becoming overwhelmed by relying on time-tested frameworks to organize your thinking during stressful situations Overcoming fear and self-doubt by recognizing that your doubts are only as powerful as you think they are Perfect for executives, managers, and other business leaders, Start with a Win is an indispensable resource for entrepreneurs seeking to clarify and accomplish their goals.
Publication Date: 2021-10-12
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries"Most startups are built to fail. But those failures, according to entrepreneur Eric Ries, are preventable. Startups don't fail because of bad execution, or missed deadlines, or blown budgets. They fail because they are building something nobody wants. Whether they arise from someone's garage or are created within a mature Fortune 500 organization, new ventures, by definition, are designed to create new products or services under conditions of extreme uncertainly. Their primary mission is to find out what customers ultimately will buy. One of the central premises of The Lean Startup movement is what Ries calls "validated learning" about the customer. It is a way of getting continuous feedback from customers so that the company can shift directions or alter its plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than creating an elaborate business plan and a product-centric approach, Lean Startup prizes testing your vision continuously with your customers and making constant adjustments"--Provided by publisher.
Publication Date: 2011
Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder; Yves PigneurBusiness Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Co-created by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition. Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to "the business model generation!"
Publication Date: 2010-07-13
The Four Lenses of Innovation by Rowan GibsonEver wonder where big, breakthrough ideas come from? How do innovators manage to spot the opportunities for industry revolution that everyone else seems to miss? Contrary to popular belief, innovation is not some mystical art that's forbidden to mere mortals. The Four Lenses of Innovation thoroughly debunks this pervasive myth by delivering what we've long been hoping for: the news that innovation is systematic, it's methodical, and we can all achieve it. By asking how the world's top innovators--Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and many others--came up with their game-changing ideas, bestselling author Rowan Gibson identifies four key business perspectives that will enable you to discover groundbreaking opportunities for innovation and growth: Challenging Orthodoxies--What if the dominant conventions in your field, market, or industry are outdated, unnecessary, or just plain wrong? Harnessing Trends--Where are the shifts and discontinuities that will, now and in the future, provide the energy you need for a major leap forward? Leveraging Resources--How can you arrange existing skills and assets into new combinations that add up to more than the sum of their parts? Understanding Needs--What are the unmet needs and frustrations that everyone else is simply ignoring? Other books promise the keys to innovation--this one delivers them. With a unique full-color design, thought-provoking examples, and features like the 8-Step Model for Building a Breakthrough, The Four Lenses of Innovation will teach you how to reverse-engineer creative genius and make radical business innovation an everyday reality inside your organization. "Rowan Gibson has done a superb job of 'unpacking' what it takes to innovate." --Philip Kotler, S. C. Johnson Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University "Can you develop an innovative mind? Yes, you can. And this book is the manual." --John and Doris Naisbitt, authors of China's Megatrends and The Global Game Change "An excellent piece of work for practitioners and organizations who seek to have innovation as part of their DNA." --Camille Mirshokrai, Managing Director of Leadership Development, and Partner at Accenture "Rowan Gibson's The Four Lenses of Innovation will inspire you to think big, look afresh at the challenges you face, and take bold action to change the world." --Robert B. Tucker, author of Driving Growth Through Innovation