From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book - one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few pounds or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few years ago is now simple. That means anyone can start a business. And you can do it without working miserable 80-hour weeks or depleting your life savings. You can start it on the side while your day job provides all the cash flow you need. Forget about business plans, meetings, office space - you don't need them. With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work.
In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. In today's world, conventional business principles and theories are simply redundant. Don't listen to the standard advice, and don't succumb to outdated practices and ideas. You can find success by going against the norm. Rework reveals that there is no right way to go about starting a business, and that you don't need a certain education or specific talent to do so. This book contains unique advice, contrary to conventional recommendations, learned firsthand by the individuals who successfully started the trailblazing software company 37signals. When you have the right idea, drive, and attitude toward your work, you too will become a successful business owner, just like them. You will learn: ʺ Why creating an extensive business plan won't help you get started, and what you should do instead. ʺ How to find the right business idea to bring you success. ʺ Why keeping your company small is actually smarter than trying to expand.
Inspiration, Ideas and Insights for Starting Again from the CEO Who Became a Caddie
Author: Neil Francis
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
For more than a decade, Neil Francis was a successful CEO. He grew his internet company from scratch, worked with some of the world's top businesses to deliver fantastic results and led the way in his industry. Then, at the age of 41, Neil's world collapsed. Out of the blue, a stroke brought his business career to a sudden halt.But Neil wasn't beaten. To aid his recovery, he took a job as a caddie at one of Scotland's top golf courses. And from this most unlikely of scenarios, he found remarkable insights and wisdom that, coupled with his vast business experience, will provide a sure foundation and rich support for anyone who is looking - or is forced - to change course in their life.In this intriguing book, Neil masterfully weaves together his insights on taking a new direction in life, distilled from conversations with some of the highly successful individuals for whom he caddied. To anyone changing course, or starting again, with the ambition of truly enjoying what they do in every area of their life going forward, Neil delivers a gem of a routemap - perceptive, enjoyable, challenging, readable and, above all, inspiring.
Rob, Dom and Mikey were fed up with the corporate treadmill. When they decided to change careers, they looked for a website to help them escape - except there wasn't one. So they started their own. Three years later and they have started a movement called Escape the City. Over 100,000 people have joined www.escapethecity.org in pursuit of exciting and unconventional careers. They are the first online start-up in the world to raise more than £500,000 in investment equity crowdfunding - and they did this entirely from their own membership. The Escape Manifesto is the book that the guys wish they had read three years ago on the London Underground when they were commuting back and forth from their corporate cubicles. It is an inspirational call to action, packed with practical advice and encouragement. If you work in a corporate job that doesn't make you tick and you have ever wondered whether there is more to life, this book is for you. Step off the corporate treadmill - find an exciting job, start your own business, or go on a big adventure. Stop dreaming, start planning and do something different! Reader Feedback "Fab book- inspired me to plan my escape in Jan 2014 to India to clear my head after 29 years in social work then starting my own business. If not now, when?!" - Fionna "My inspiration to take the step out of banking was driven by your book. I had been thinking about it for about a year but I kept putting off leaving the salaried job, that is until a friend left work and handed me a copy." - Selina "The Escape Manifesto is a fantastic book. Page after page really hit the note with me..... I'm leaving my city job to take some time out travelling South America and see what happens!" - Scott "The Manifesto has really helped me in my decision and continuing motivation to leave consulting. So, I’d like to say a massive thank you." - Victoria "I'm so excited to have 'escaped'!! Thanks to the Escape Manifesto for giving me the motivation and push I needed to seek out opportunities I can be passionate about." - Australian Lawyer in London "I'd like to let you know that your website and book! helped me 'escape' my job as management consultant in the Netherlands. I will be moving to Sri Lanka this November to work as general manager of a turtle conservation project, with my girlfriend. I found the job on your site. I'm so excited!" - Andre "I lost track of the number of times I stopped to read out passages to my wife which expressed the exact same thoughts and emotions as I’d been feeling myself, it’s always good to know you’re not the first to have felt this way. I got a bit carried away with the highlighter and have built a to-do list off the back of it." - Graham "Loving the Escape manifesto, I'm planning my escape from finance to conservation for August 2014." - Scott "Your book is by my bed – making notes from the money chapter... hopefully I’ll have news soon." - Victoria "I'm reading your book right now. I'm halfway through but I couldn't resist contacting you before I finish it. It is the perfect reference for finding a new career path and escaping the status quo and pressure from society - very good book!" - Daniel "Your book has made me feel so good about my situation and I now believe I'm doing all the right things to give my plans a good old go. Life is so short and you have nothing to lose. Nothing!!!" - Ed "Even the shittiest day brightens up when I read your blog, your book or just the pics you post on Facebook." - Dagmar "Well chaps, I did it! Quit my job in senior leadership in a blue chip corporate. Now what???? Halfway thru y
Seven Ways to Create a Sustainable Internet Business
Author: E. Schlie
Category: Business & Economics
Published as part of Palgrave Macmillan's IE Business Publishing Series, Simply Seven is a practical guide to Internet business for students, entrepreneurs and executives. The book presents a practical blueprint created to get entrepreneurs and executives started on finding the right Internet business model for their web site.
Walk out the Danger of Terror & Fear on Earth & Escape Hellfire!
Author: Evangelist Prophetess Ella Knight
In this book, Evangelist Ella Knight shares the deep, dark valleys of life that God allowed her to travel through. From a rough marriage, severe financial struggles, vicious attacks by evil workers and more, she shares the experiences that almost caused her to go over the edge. But even more, this book is a guide to overcoming the spirit of fear with which Satan wants to suppress us all. Evangelist Knight couldnt understand why our All Wise and Almighty God Jehovah allowed her life to be so hard, difficult and fearful, until the Lord spoke and said unto her You cant lead where you havent been, you cant teach what you dont know and you cant share what you havent experienced. Therefore, she had to go through the obstacles and be attacked by the demons, devils and evil spirits that our Heavenly Father allowed to be laid in her path, to draw her closer to Him. Now she is able to understand, identify and help His people as they go through the attacks that they dont understand. This minister of God never imagined that life could be so fearful, hard, miserable and difficult until God allowed her enemies to come upon her to chase her into the Potter Hands. Now she cant believe the faith and bravery that God has planted in her and the peaceful, prosperous and joyful spirit that now lives within her. In this book, the author shares that journey from fear to fearlessness.
A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies
Author: Sol Stein
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions-- how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called "Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization." In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for he first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In "Secrets of Good Dialogue," the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You won't need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after you've read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. You'll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and resonance. You'll bless the day you read Chapters 32 and 33 and discover why revising by starting at page one can be a serious mistake, and how to revise without growing cold on your manuscript. In the pages of this book, nonfiction writers will find a passport to the new revolution in journalism and a guide to using the techniques of fiction to enhance nonfiction. Fresh, useful, informative, and fun to read and reread, Stein on Writing is a book you will mark up, dog-ear, and cherish.