What I learned Losing A Million Dollars
From Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan
By Better Business Summaries
When he initially began trading, Jim Paul believed he was some type of Superman. He believed he was invincible - that whatever he touched would become gold. When he lost a million dollars, he recognized he was human like the rest of us, that he had actually just got fortunate
The Lean Startup
From Eric Ries
How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
By Better Business Summaries
It could be argued that The Lean Start-up, as a principle, is most likely to be a minimum of a century old. Then the concern emerges: Why has it taken so long for somebody to really conceive all these concepts
Platform Revolution by Geoffrey Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Choudary is a thorough take at the development of platforms as market dominators, their opposition against pipeline organizations, and best practices in establishing and overseeing platforms. Platforms interface two sorts of clients with a specific end goal to trade something of significant worth.
The book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended On It by Chriss Voss and Tahl Raz is a guide to applying techniques used in hostage negotiations to personal and business negotiations.
The negotiations strategies that are used now and are being taught in business schools usually focus on classic texts that don’t factor emotions or irrational behavior...
In Makers and Takers, Rana Foroohar does not take the objective reporters approach, though she is a journalist and business analyst for news agencies like the Time and CNN. In this piece, she throws her weight behind in the belief that capitalism is doing the United States great injustice and if the financial system remains unchecked, there could be a looming economic turbulence.
How would you feel if I tell you that it’s possible for you to live without worrying about paying the bills? That it is possible for you to get rid of your debt and enjoy financial freedom?
All of this is within your reach, but nothing comes easy. There’s a price to pay. You have to do what rich people do, sacrifice and have financial discipline.
Technology is moving and evolving rapidly in an almost unpredictable fashion. At the moment we are on the cusp of true technological advancement and if we wish to become part of it and to grow and learn with it then we must look to understand and embrace the twelve deep trends that Kelly has outlined. We must accept these trends and work with them...
Trump gives great guidance on negotiating and construction deals.
The book offers more inspiration than technical advice to anyone venturing into real estate. From the book he suggests that having the passion of what you are doing is key, money is secondary. This book has outlined how thinking big unlocks many doors. Donald Trump also believes that one needs to seize every opportunity...
Invisible Influence by Jonah Berger helps the readers understand the psychology that motivates the decisions about branding and identity. The decisions made by an individual on a daily basis are dictated by subconscious factors so one is hardly aware of its effects. An individual can detect the influence by a suggestion from other people...
Jordan Ellenberg’s book How Not to Be Wrong challenges the conventional view of mathematics – an amalgam of equations and theorems that leaves students wondering if and when they will ever use it in their adult lives. The book guides the reader to the conclusion that math and the real world are not mutually exclusive....
The Facebook building looks like an aquarium. The merit of each office depends on approximation to Mark Zuckerberg or Sheryl, his advocate. If you are an important team member, they want you close. That said, you should know the ad team is located in an entirely different building. As the Facebook team meets, smart phones beep and flash.
Simon Sinek, in his book Leaders Eat Last calls for a style of leadership which puts plenty of emphasis on serving people rather than focusing on individual goals or shareholder interests. Leadership styles in this day and age focus on making money and bonuses instead of making sure their workforce has a good working environment.
Ryan Holiday is the author of “Ego is the Enemy.” In this book Ryan examines the negative effects that a person’s ego can have on their life. Not everyone is affected negatively by their ego, but many people do suffer from the roles that their egos play. Many people understand the ego in psychological terms which is based on studies done by the popular psychologist Sigmund Freud.
Grit is not action, but character. Grit is your most determined, patient, and hard-working self. It is completing tasks. It is unselfishly helping others.
Duckworth provides personal stories of extremely gritty people, showing that they also have faced challenges and, despite wanting to, never quit. Our common thread is finding individual passion and achieving success through grit.
Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant acts as a 2015 version to update the original text covering business strategy, first published in 2005. This is a classic handbook offering practical strategies for business students or entrepreneurs who want to get ahead of the competition and break new ground in uncharted territory.
Patrick Lencioni is the author of the book “The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues.” In this book, Patrick emphasizes the idea that if a person wishes to succeed in anything they do, it is very important that they learn how to be a valuable team player. This book places a focus on how being a team player will bring success in business.
Vishen Lakhiani is the author of “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind.” This book is classified as a self-help book and it was written for people who would like to change their life from a way of living that is on autopilot into a way of conscious living which will bring extraordinary experiences and results. The author of this book is also the founder of a company called Mindvalley.
Just about everyone knows what it feels like to do poorly on a job interview. This is one of the primary reasons that the book “Presence” was created. Amy Cuddy is a professor at the Harvard Business School and she is also the author of the book “Presence.” In this book, Amy teaches people how to quit worrying about the way that other people perceive them.