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Book Review: The Start-up Of YOU

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Andrew Klausner , Contributo + Comment now 4 6 7 0 54 The Start-Up Of YOU is a recently released book co-written by LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman. It’s well worth reading, not only because it presents an interesting perspective based on the entrepreneurial experiences of the authors, but is also includes a number of practical exercises (called “Invest in Yourself”) which can help you improve your networking and self-improvement skills. (Of course the book does its share of promoting LinkedIn and other Hoffman ventures (what similar books don’t?), but at the end of the day, after reading the book, LinkedIn will become a more valuable tool to you.) The book is not a book about looking for a new job, but in essence it recommends that you do things every day that we usually only do when looking for a job . To quote the cover of the book: “Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career.” Here are some

6 Huge Tech Trends to Watch

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來自  Inc.com   John Brandon  著 These trends could make for huge opportunities--or huge disruptions to your business. Either way, they are ones to watch. We’re only a few months into 2012, but several technology innovations are starting to show promise. Whether these trends will force you to change how you do business, or present you with entirely new opportunities depends on how willing you are to be an early adopter and take risks. You'll have to find room in your IT budget for these things, too. Whatever you do, keep these innovations on your radar: 1. Predictive technology Several companies have started talking about their research into predictive tech. The idea is that, as computers become smarter, they can analyze historical data to make prediction s. For example, Ford is  using technology from Google  to develop a navigation system that predicts, based on your previous routes, where you want to go at a specific time of the day. For small business, predictive

Essential Reading List for New Entrepreneurs

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Topics >   Inc. 5000  >  THE TRADEMARK ADVOCATE  |  Matthew Swyers Mar 29, 2012 Essential Reading List for New Entrepreneurs Everything you need to know to become a successful entrepreneur is in these six essential books.   138 in Share Today's Editor's Picks 15 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy Recruiting: Why Timing Is Everything Why Nice People Will Sabotage You Your Best Employees Always Ask 'Why' 9 Ways to See Change Coming Few of us are born knowing everything it takes to be an entrepreneur.  You may have the spirit, the personality, the drive, but often we still need to learn the tricks of the trade in order to become truly successful. My education at Columbia University and corresponding course work at the business school during my undergraduate years served me well. I have been involved with start-up ventures both successful and not. But nothing has helped me hone my skills as an entrepreneur l

Five Career Lessons From Han Solo

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  22 comments, 18 called-out + Comment now 5625   1724     1740   55   5   Han Solo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Climbing the corporate ladder – or figuring out when to jump off – has never been harder. Luckily you can learn everything you need to know from the ultimate business renegade: the spice smuggler from Corellia who became a general, and saved a galaxy. Even if you never get to be a Jedi Knight, you can emerge victorious by being lucky, clever, and true to your gut. Here are some lessons from everyone’s favorite scruffy looking nerfherder, along with real-life examples to prove their worth. No precognition, levitation, or mind control are required. You might even get to fall in love with a princess. Chewie as shown in Star Wars (Photo credit: Wikipedia)  1) Have an ally who will support you no matter what. “Chewie and I will take care of this. You stay here.” Warren  Buffet has Charlie Munger