Why Startups Fail and How To Avoid It – Unicorn Tears

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Wiley #ad - The real-world secrets to startup success Unicorn Tears is the smart entrepreneur’s guide to startups. Case studies illustrate what success looks like on the ground, and brings a global perspective to successful entrepreneurship and the strategies that help your business grow. Pride understands what matters in startups, and what gets in the way; his Hollywood Method for start-up success gives you a proven formula based on the tried-and-true framework Hollywood uses to make movies that succeed around the globe.

Be prepared to un-learn everything you thought you knew about startups, as author Jamie Pride busts the harmful myths that lead so many companies to failure. Most of these companies self-sabotage, unconsciously eliminating any chance at success before they even get started. Drawing upon his history as a venture capitalist, he reveals what investors want to see and hear, and what final factor puts your venture firmly into the “yes” column.

Why Startups Fail and How To Avoid It - Unicorn Tears #ad - This book shows you how to be one of the unicorns — one of the 8% who make it. Unicorn tears helps you set yourself up for success, and gives you the tools to forge your path to the top. A full 92% of startups fail in the first three years — but failure is not inevitable. It’s not the economy, it’s not politics, it’s not external factors; failure comes from within.

Learn the truth behind the eight myths of startups adopt a proven formula for success based on Hollywood blockbusters Craft a winning pitch to bring investors — and capital — over to your side Gain real-world perspective on startups and future trends Everyone wants their business to succeed, but wanting means nothing without a solid plan and the means to implement it.

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The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future

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Simon & Schuster #ad - We are entering, as case explains, the “Third Wave” of the Internet. Part memoir, and part playbook for the future, the third wave explains the ways in which newly emerging technology companies will have to rethink their relationships with customers, part manifesto, with competitors, and with governments; and offers advice for how entrepreneurs can make winning business decisions and strategies—and how all of us can make sense of this ever-changing digital age.

Simon schuster. Back then case was an entrepreneur in an industry that hadn’t really been invented yet, but he had a sense how dramatically the Internet would transform business and society. A fascinating read” sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn. Org. Steve case—a pioneer who made the internet part of everyday life—was on the leading edge of a revolution in 1985 when he co-founded AOL, the first Internet company to go public and the most successful business of the 1990s.

The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future #ad - The #1 new york times and wall street journal bestseller from steve Case—the co-founder of AOL—presents “a compelling roadmap for the future…that can help us make sense of the technological changes reshaping our economy and the world. In the third wave, investor, he uses his insights garnered from nearly four decades of working as an innovator, and businessman to argue the importance of entrepreneurship and to chart a path for future innovators.

. The first wave saw aol and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet.

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The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

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Currency #ad - Most startups fail. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. The lean startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively.

Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, it relies on “validated learning, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, ” rapid scientific experimentation, and learn what customers really want.

The lean startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Simon schuster. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Eric ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty.

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses #ad - Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever. The lean Startup. Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs—in companies of all sizes—a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late.

But many of those failures are preventable.

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The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future

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Simon & Schuster #ad - It took a decade for aol to achieve mainstream success, and there were many near-death experiences and back-to-the-wall pivots. After case engineered aol’s merger with Time Warner and he became Chairman of the combined business, Case oversaw the biggest media and communications empire in the world. Now, energy, transportation, case argues, we’re entering the Third Wave: a period in which entrepreneurs will vastly transform major “real world” sectors like health, education, and food—and in the process change the way we live our daily lives.

Simon schuster. At the time, only three percent of Americans were online. We are entering, as case explains, a new paradigm called the “Third Wave” of the Internet. New york times bestseller wall street journal bestseller one of america’s most accomplished entrepreneurs—a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life and orchestrated the largest merger in the history of business—shares a roadmap for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology.

The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future #ad - Steve case’s career began when he cofounded America Online AOL in 1985. The first wave saw aol and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet. The second wave saw companies like google and Facebook build on top of the Internet to create search and social networking capabilities, while apps like Snapchat and Instagram leverage the smartphone revolution.

Simon Schuster. The lean Startup.

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Managerial Accounting

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Cambridge #ad - Simon schuster. This book presents managerial accounting in the context of a big-picture, decision oriented, business setting. Simon Schuster. The lean Startup. It integrates traditional coverage with contemporary topics. Includes access code.

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Microsoft Excel 2019 Data Analysis and Business Modeling 6th Edition Business Skills

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Microsoft Press #ad - Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2019 and Office 365 and transform data into bottom-line results. New coverage ranges from power Query/Get & Transform to Office 365 Geography and Stock data types. Practice with more than 800 problems, many based on actual challenges faced by working analysts.

Solve real business problems with excel—and build your competitive advantage: quickly transition from excel basics to sophisticated analytics  use powerquery or get & transform to connect, histograms, and refine data sources  leverage office 365’s new geography and stock data types and six new functions   Illuminate insights from geographic and temporal data with 3D Maps  Summarize data with pivot tables, descriptive statistics, logistics, and time functions  Master all of Excel’s great charts  Quickly create forecasts from historical time-based data  Use Solver to optimize product mix, work schedules, and Pareto charts  Use Excel trend curves, and exponential smoothing  Delve into key financial, multiple regression, statistical, combine, and investments—and even rate sports teams  Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models  Learn about basic probability and Bayes’ Theorem  Use the Data Model and Power Pivot to effectively build and use relational data sources inside an Excel workbook  Automate repetitive analytics tasks by using macros Simon schuster.

Microsoft Excel 2019 Data Analysis and Business Modeling 6th Edition Business Skills #ad - Simon Schuster. Includes access code. The lean Startup. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands-on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers.

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The Adventures of an IT Leader, Updated Edition with a New Preface by the Authors

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Harvard Business Review Press #ad - Simon schuster. A good it leader must also be a strong business leader. This book—now thoroughly updated with a new preface by the authors and current tech details and terminology—invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton as he steps up to leadership at his company. Includes access code. For example, if you need to learn about crisis management and security, read chapters 10–12.

You can also test yourself and think about how to use the book’s lessons in your own company by reading the authors’ “Reflection” questions at the end of each chapter. This book is your indispensable manual for IT management and leadership, no matter what business you’re in. You’ll get a deeper understanding of the role of IT in your own organization as you see Jim struggle through a tough first year, handling and fumbling all kinds of management challenges.

The Adventures of an IT Leader, Updated Edition with a New Preface by the Authors #ad - Harvard Business School Press. You can read it from beginning to end or treat it as a series of cases, skipping around to different chapters that address your most pressing needs. Simon Schuster. What does it take to lead and manage your company’s tech?Becoming an effective IT leader and manager presents a host of challenges—from anticipating emerging technologies, and employees, to managing relationships with senior executives, vendors, to communicating with the board.

The lean Startup. Although fictional, the scenarios are based on the authors’ long experience working with real-life companies across industries and sectors.

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Standalone Book - Investments

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - Simon Schuster. Simon schuster. The content places greater emphasis on asset allocation and offers a much broader and deeper treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets than most investment texts. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

Harvard Business School Press. The integrated solutions for Bodie, Kane, and Marcus' Investments set the standard for graduate/MBA investments textbooks. The lean Startup. The unifying theme is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes.

Standalone Book - Investments #ad - Includes access code.

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First Among Equals: How to Manage a Group of Professionals

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Free Press #ad - Simon schuster. The lessons and learning presented here will give you insights and action tips to help you provoke and inspire your people to their full potential. Simon Schuster. Harvard business school’s working Knowledge calls it “a timely, easy to read work leavened with action plans and examples. Whether you have recently been appointed as a group leader or are a battle-scarred veteran, you know that managing professional people is difficult! In this unique handbook, Patrick J.

Maister argue that leaders will best enable their people to achieve peak performance not by managing them, not by leading them, but by inspiring them. Used book in Good Condition. Professional service gurus david Maister and Patrick McKenna have created a practical handbook on how to lead professional colleagues or peers when you lack formal authority.

First Among Equals: How to Manage a Group of Professionals #ad - The authors show you how to actually add value as a group leader or induce people to accept your guidance, even with intelligent professionals who are often free-agents accustomed to having automony to work on grueling assignments with little supervision. They also give advice on how to handle those oh-so-talented but oh-so-annoying professionals who exhibit attitude problems or are just exceedingly difficult to work with, when you need them but they tend to needle you.

Mckenna and David H. Includes access code. The lean Startup.

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Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

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John Wiley and Sons #ad - Business model generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. Business model generation A Handbook for Visionaries Game Changers and Challengers. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one.

If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Includes access code. The lean Startup. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to "the business model generation!" Simon schuster.

Co-created by 470 "business model canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, highly visual, the book features a beautiful, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. Business model generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others.

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers #ad - It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. Harvard Business School Press. Along the way, costs, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, and your core value proposition.

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Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Within five days, you’ll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars. Business model generation A Handbook for Visionaries Game Changers and Challengers. A practical guide to answering critical business questions, from small startups to Fortune 100s, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from teachers to nonprofits.

New york times bestseller wall street journal bestseller “sprint offers a transformative formula for testing ideas that works whether you’re at a startup or a large organization. Used book in Good Condition. Includes access code. Harvard Business School Press. It’s for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today.

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days #ad - . A must read for entrepreneurs of all stripes. Eric ries, a unique five-day process for solving tough problems, author of The Lean Startup From three partners at Google Ventures, proven at more than a hundred companies. Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day: what’s the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your idea look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution? Now there’s a surefire way to answer these important questions: the sprint.

Simon schuster. He joined braden kowitz and john zeratsky at Google Ventures, e-commerce, finance, healthcare, and together they have completed more than a hundred sprints with companies in mobile, and more.

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