Blueprint to Business: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Taking Action, Committing to the Grind, and Doing the Things That Most People Won't [Audiobook]

Blueprint to Business: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Taking Action, Committing to the Grind, and Doing the Things That Most People Won't [Audiobook]
Blueprint to Business: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Taking Action, Committing to the Grind, and Doing the Things That Most People Won't [Audiobook] by Michael Alden, read by the Author
2019 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 4h 5m | 111.51/0.91MB

A must-listen for any would-be entrepreneur

Blueprint to Business is the ultimate guide to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Best-selling author and CEO Mike Alden puts aside the rainbows and sunshine, gets real about what it takes to "make it", and gives you the real-world guidance you need to hear. Through anecdotes and advice, he shares his experiences along with those of other top founders and entrepreneurs to give you a realistic picture of what it takes to build a business. It's a bit of tough love, a healthy dose of reality, and a tremendously motivating guide to striking out on your own; from motivation and commitment to business licenses and the IRS, this guide is your personal audio handbook for the biggest adventure of your career.

So you want to start a business: how much are you willing to commit in terms of time, money, and energy? How do you plan to bring in customers? What will set you apart from the crowd? What will convince clients to come to you rather than your competitor with an established track record? These questions must be answered before you even begin planning - and then, you have to make that canyon-sized leap from planning to doing. This book guides you through the early stages with practical advice from a real-world perspective.

The Leader's Guide [Audiobook]

The Leader's Guide [Audiobook]
The Leader's Guide [Audiobook] by Eric Ries, read by the Author
2019 | M4B@64 kbps | 6h 18m | 177.18MB

After the publication of his New York Times best-selling book, The Lean Startup, entrepreneur and author Eric Ries traveled the world helping companies of every size adopt the Lean Startup approach in order to become more nimble and experimental no matter what their mission. The Leader's Guide collects and distills the practical, results-oriented advice Ries has dispensed to entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders at early-stage startups, blue chip corporations, and massive federal government agencies.

The Leader's Guide is for both those who are new to Lean Startup as well as those who love the methodology in principle, but want to know more about how to put it into practice. Packed with real-world examples, the book sheds light on how innovators are tackling questions like:

  • How can I convince my team that testing our early ideas with customers doesn't mean we should sacrifice quality or forget about our vision?
  • How can I convince senior leadership that innovation projects require a different system of accounting?
  • How can we turn functional specialists in areas like IT, HR, and finance into allies when it comes to supporting new ideas?

Each chapter focuses on an essential principle of Lean Startup strategy and includes an interview with leaders who have been using the method effectively, like Dustin Moskovitz, CEO and founder of Asana, and Chris Boeckerman, Director of Innovation at Procter & Gamble.

Whether you've just discovered The Lean Startup, are a practitioner who wants to dive deeper, or work at a company trying to incorporate it at scale, The Leader's Guide is the ultimate master class in successfully implementing Lean Startup methodology at your organization.

Mergers & Acquisitions for Dummies [Audiobook]

Mergers & Acquisitions for Dummies [Audiobook]
Mergers & Acquisitions for Dummies [Audiobook] by Bill Snow, read by Steven Jay Cohen
2019 | M4B@64 kbps | 14 hours | 381.79MB

Are you a business owner or executive thinking about selling a division, a subsidiary, or the entire company? Or are you thinking about how you may be able to grow your business by merging with or acquiring other companies? Or are you a student thinking about making a career in an industry related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A)?

In other words, if you are looking for a plain-language, no-nonsense guide about how mergers and acquisitions can affect your company and career, you've found your audiobook!

Mergers & Acquisitions for Dummies is your insider's handbook about the practice of buying and selling companies. It explains the entire M&A process step-by-step, introduces you to industry-specific terms and acronyms, details the documents used when buying or selling a company, discusses valuation techniques, reveals insights about how to finance deals, provides real-world examples of how to structure transactions and bridge valuation gaps between buyer and seller, and gives you the basic tools you will need to successfully close M&A transactions. Plus, you'll get expert advice on identifying and contacting potential M&A targets, performing due diligence, drafting the purchase agreement, and integrating new employees after the deal closes.

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