Real, profitable, sustainable business requires thousands of hours of commitment, grit, and dedicated hard work. Ryan Daniel Moran knows that, and his book tries to teach you how to do it by condensing the startup phase into a fast-paced year divided into three phases, the Grind, the Growth, the Gold. The book cuts straight through the noise and provides a clear roadmap that can help even new entrepreneurs build big businesses.
Running a business is all about solving problems, but business leaders often don't know what's their biggest problem. Instead of going in endless circles putting out urgent fires or prioritizing the wrong things, Mike Michalowicz provides a framework for identifying the most important problems based on a business' heirarchy of needs, and prioritizing to fix them first.
Bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk's practical and inspirational book dissects every current major social media platform - Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and more - so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, can learn how to build and amplify his or her personal brand.
Joe Pulizzi explains the science behind how to attract prospects and customers, by creating content and sharing information that they care about. The book highlights the process of developing stories that can be used to inform, entertain and your compel customers to take action, without you actually telling them to.
Clayten Christensen seminal book is based on the Jobs to be done framework, and insight that when we buy a product, we essentially “hire” it to make progress and get a job done. And if the product hired to do the job does it well, we hire it again. And if not, we “fire” it and look for an alternative. Christensen argues that when companies truly understand the job their customer is hiring their product or service to do, is when companies can drive innovative solutions forward.
Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, describes the challenges he had to overcome to keeping creativity alive as Pixar grew and integrated within Disney. Read this book to learn about the approach and processes to maintain and foster creativity in corporate cultures.