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Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action Kindle Edition
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Why are some people and organizations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again?
Because in business it doesn't matter what you do, it matters why you do it.
Steve Jobs, the Wright brothers and Martin Luther King have one thing in common: they STARTED WITH WHY.
This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others, or to be inspired.
Based on the most-watched TED Talk of all time.
'One of the most useful and powerful books I have read in years' William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes
'This book is so impactful, I consider it required reading' Tony Robbins, bestselling author of Awaken The Giant Within
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-WILLIAM URY, coauthor of Getting to Yes "Start with Why fanned the flames inside me. This book can lead you to levels of excellence you never considered attainable."
-GENERAL CHUCK HORNER, air boss, Desert Storm "Each story will force you to see things from an entirely different perspective. A perspective that is nothing short of the truth."
-MOKHTAR LAMANI, former ambassador, special envoy to Iraq --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B005JZD3B4
- Publisher : Penguin; 1st edition (6 October 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 1840 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 240 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 5,555 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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By the end of it I thought I was just reading the same thing over and over again so if I had the choice, I wouldn't have bought it and left after reading the sample.
Audible has a better return policy than Kindle.
To answer the question above, if you want to start a business or currently work as a sales person, i do recommend it if you don't however im not entirely sure if this is the purchase to make.
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I find it funny that a book about WHY missed out on mentioning something called, "The theory of 5 Whys"- Look it up, it is something a lot of companies use to brainstorm problems. It also has no comment on Friedrich Nietzsche - "He who has a WHY to live for can bear almost any HOW." I believe what applies to life also eventually applies to business life.
And as it is a business book, its only focus is on the importance of WHY in businesses and large scale social movements. There is no example of how this concept affects and benefits an individual on a more personal scale - i.e. in relationships, health, etc. Chapter 13 - where the author shares his own story of arriving at this concept is the only place where he has touched on it in a lukewarm manner. Though, I believe there is another book follow-up book called 'Find Your Why' for the same purpose. If you are looking for a personal WHY, do read Stephen Covey's - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Should you read the book, if you have watched the TED talk?
- Yes, if you are looking for more detailed examples and studies and researches. Though a lot of it is focused on Apple and Southwest Airlines and Walmart.
- No, if you already have a clear sense of WHY in everything you think, say and do. (i.e. self-awareness)
[I bought a paperback version by Portfolio Penguin, and the fonts, binding and print are all okay]