Sales acceleration formula book review
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The Sales Acceleration Formula: Book Review

There are a handful of books, articles and videos that have really helped me on my journey to grow and run the best possible business. Kevin Hale's Stanford lecture, Gail Goodman's keynote and David Skok's blog all leap to mind. I'm now…
The Lean Startup review
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The Lean Start Up: Book Review

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries became an instant classic when it was published in 2011. What attracted me to the book was that the back cover promises a lean, entrepreneurial process that is about "learning what your customers really want."…
shoe-dog-review
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Shoe Dog: Book Review

When 3 different people are kind enough to recommend the same book to you in less than a fortnight, you've got to read it. Shoe Dog is the exceptional memoir of Phil Knight, co-founder and creator of Nike. Nike is one of those ubiquitous…
Only the Paranoid Survive Book Review
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Only the Paranoid Survive: Book Review

Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Challenges That Challenge Every Company is a book originally recommended to me by Ben Horowitz. It's written by Andrew Grove, who led Intel's astonishing growth and was seen by many as a founding…
Walt Disney Biography Neal Gabler
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Walt Disney The Biography. Book Review

Ever since I first visited Walt Disney World in Florida at age 9, I have been entranced by all things Disney. It's only very recently however, listening to a podcast where Walt Disney The Biography by Neal Gabler was recommended, that I started…
Startup Land by Mikkel Svane
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Startup Land: Book Review

I dived into Startup Land: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business by Mikkel Svane, the founder of customer support technology company Zendesk, recently. We sponsor their annual London event, so it was a great…
Everything Store Jeff Bezos
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The Everything Store: Book Review

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone was this fortnight's reading material for me. Since one of Amazon's central strategies is customer retention, I was fascinated to read about the inner workings of the business. The…
50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion Book Review
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Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion: Book Review

Each fortnight I read something interesting from either the Amazon business books list, something I happen across in the bookstore. This week I've been reading Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion by Goldstein, Martin and Cialdini. Now,…
Black Box Thinking
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Black Box Thinking: Book Review

Each fortnight I read something that looks new and interesting from the Amazon business books list. This week I read Black Box Thinking: Marginal Gains and the Secrets of High Performance by Matthew Syed. Transformative reading. If you're…