• Biography & Autobiography

How to Be an Overnight Success

Author: Maria Hatzistefanis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473552206
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 5877
"You are not born an entrepreneur. It's a skill that you learn along the way." When the skincare company Rodial launched its cult 'snake' serum, the press quickly called the business an 'overnight success'. However, Rodial's founder Maria Hatzistefanis had been toiling for 18 years, building the company from scratch in her bedroom. Now, the beauty boss sets out to demonstrate in this very accessible book that its success stemmed from sheer hard work, tireless efforts and a lot of patience. Fashion-loving Maria set out with a dream to build a beauty business and - despite not excelling at school, and being fired from her first job - she has achieved it. She did it by dreaming big, working hard, surrounding herself with the best, taking risks, creating buzz and building her own personal brand, which is now a favourite with high-profile models and media personalities including Poppy Delevingne, Daisy Lowe and Kylie Jenner. Crucially, she believes anyone can do this and her book, brimming with good sense, great advice, tips and secrets - all presented in an easy, friendly style - shows how.

    • Entrepreneurship

How to Be an Overnight Success

Author: Maria Hatzistefanis
Publisher: Ebury Press
ISBN: 9781529102666
Category: Entrepreneurship
Page: 224
View: 6464
When the skincare company Rodial launched its cult "snake" serum, the press quickly called the business an "overnight success." However, Rodial's founder, Maria Hatzistefanis, had been toiling for 18 years, building the company from scratch in her bedroom. Now, the beauty boss shows readers how its success stemmed from sheer hard work, tireless efforts, and a lot of patience. Despite not excelling at school, and being fired from her first job, she dreamed big, worked hard, surrounding herself with the best, took risks, and built her own personal brand, which is now a favorite with celebrities including Poppy Delevingne, Daisy Lowe, and Kylie Jenner. Her book is brimming with good sense and great advice.

Overnight Success

An Inspiring Story about Culture, Results and the American Dream
Author: Morris Morrison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997158281
Page: 274
View: 6779
Many people have already experienced Morris Morrison's highly inspirational message on stage. Next, follow the journey of one of America's fastest-growing motivational speakers that took him from the bright lights of New York City to the coal-mining hills of West Virginia, where a hospital doctor changed Morris Morrison's life - forever. As you read along, the spirit of the American Dream will unfold before your eyes, and you'll be inspired as Morris Morrison exposes the #1 killer facing our world today - our desire to have instant gratification and Overnight Success. Overnight Success vividly illustrates Morris Morrison's journey to survive after losing his birthparents in New York City and his second set of parents as a teen. This unforgettable message reads like a Hollywood script that you just can't put down, as Morris Morrison uncovers the unexpected connection between culture, spoiled soccer kids, Netflix, country music and the #1 topic dominating everyone's mind today - how to get what We want.... faster. THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU TO... Defeat the #1 KILLER of PROGRESS - Instant Gratification... Become ENERGIZED to live your life INTENTIONALLY... Use 7 Steps to TRANSITION your skills to the NEXT LEVEL... FIGHT HARDER when culture distracts your FOCUS... Be INSPIRED by A message that Keeps Your Attention... THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOUR TEAM or ORGANIZATION to... Get energized to hit the RESET BUTTON for a New start... Have a POSITIVE mindset during CHANGE & Transitions... Achieve Clarity to FOCUS on what's most important... Never stop FIGHTING to achieve PURPOSE that matters... Utilize a structured process to accelerate REAL RESULTS...

    • Business & Economics

Instant Millionaires

The Secrets of Overnight Success
Author: Max Gunther
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 0857190881
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 2893
In this book you will meet three dozen impatient people. They weren't satisfied with the slow, plodding, money-saving route to financial security, the safe route that most of us feel stuck with. They wanted instant wealth - and they got it. As Max Gunther points out, our folklore frowns on the idea of quick money. As in the fable about the race between a tortoise and a hare. "In the fable, the hare loses. The stories in this book are not fables. They are true. In these stories, the hares win." They are a richly varied lot, these happy hares. Gunther opens with a few dazzling millionaire legends, such as the man who invented Monopoly. You'll then meet fascinating characters such as: Harvey Shuster, who beat the stock market; Howard Brown, who decided to be rich and became a multi-millionaire within three years; and a group of men who made fast fortunes on fads such as the Hula Hoop and the Frisbee. These stores illustrate that the dream of quick money isn't such a ridiculous dream after all. Read these tales about hares who have won and when you have, maybe you'll decide to run with them.

    • Business & Economics

Girl Code

Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur
Author: Cara Alwill Leyba
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525533095
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
View: 9382
Women around the world have responded to Cara Alwill Leyba’s Girl Code with a resounding YES. Companies like Kate Spade and Macy’s have brought her in to teach “the Code.” Inc. magazine named Girl Code one of the “Top 9 Inspiring Books Every Female Entrepreneur Should Read” alongside Lean In, #Girlboss, and Thrive. A few years ago I made a crazy claim in the first edition of Girl Code: that in today’s competitive marketplace, the fiercest thing a female entrepreneur can do is to support other women. Something dynamic happens when women genuinely show up for each other. When we lose the facades, cut the bullsh*t, and truly have each other’s backs. When we stop pretending everything is perfect, and show the messy, beautiful parts of ourselves and our work—which all look awfully similar. When we talk about our fears, our missteps, and our breakdowns. And most importantly, when we share our celebrations, our breakthroughs, and our solutions. I’m convinced that there’s no reason to hoard information, connections, or insight. Wisdom is meant to be shared, so let’s start sharing what we’ve learned to make each other better. Let’s start building each other up. Let’s live up to our potential and start ruling the world. Girl Code is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, “side hustlers” (those with a day job plus a part-time small business), and any­one in between. This book won’t teach you how to build a multimillion-dollar company. It won’t teach you about systems or finance. But it will teach you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your “why,” eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection. Because at the end of the day, that’s what life and business are all about.

    • Business & Economics

Blind Spots

10 Business Myths You Can't Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success
Author: Alexandra Levit
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101544945
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 4358
"You want-you need-Alexandra Levit as your guide." -Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive There's been a major paradigm shift in business practices and the workplace. Alexandra Levit tells readers what no longer holds true for getting ahead today, and debunks business myths that are more dangerous and less viable than ever-given the current climate of ethical scrutiny and intense competition-including it's best to climb the ladder as fast as possible, and that employers want you to be yourself. Levit offers something better in place of these myths: practical advice on what it really takes to succeed in this new values-driven environment.

    • Business & Economics

Changing How the World Does Business

Fedex's Incredible Journey to Success - the Inside Story: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Roger Frock
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442964774
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 376
View: 410
This book chronicles the dramatic last-minute saves and turnarounds Federal Express engineered from its inception to the present. It also introduces the remarkable individuals whose flexibility and creativity made a fledgling startup into one of the great success stories.

    • Business & Economics

The Start-Up J Curve

The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success
Author: Howard Love
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1626342938
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 6821
A predictable pattern of success Entrepreneurs who have read early drafts of The Start-Up J Curve responded, ''I wish I had this book years ago.'' A start-up unfolds in a predictable pattern; the more aware entrepreneurs are of this pattern, the better able they will be to capitalize on it. Author Howard Love calls this pattern the start-up J Curve: The toughest part of the endeavor is the time between the actual start of a new business and when the product and model are firmly established. The Start-Up J Curve gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to get through the early challenges so they can reach the primary value creation that lies beyond. Love brings thirty-five years of start-up experience to this comprehensive guide to starting a business. He outlines the six predictable stages of start-up growth and details the activities that should be undertaken at each stage to ensure success and to avoid common pitfalls. Instead of feeling lost and confused after a setback, start-up founders and investors can anticipate the challenges, overcome the obstacles, and ride the curve to the top.

    • Business & Economics


Author: Sophia Amoruso
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698154908
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 313
THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly. As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.” From the Hardcover edition.

    • Business & Economics

An Entrepreneur’s Manifesto

Author: Steve Mariotti
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
ISBN: 1599474786
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 607
In an increasingly competitive world market, how does the United States rank? Many Americans are worried about the economic state of their nation, especially now that countries like China are becoming ever more economically powerful. What does America need to both stabilize and energize its economy? Entrepreneurship, Steve Mariotti claims, is key. An Entrepreneur’s Manifesto is Mariotti’s rallying cry for the world to recognize the potential that business creation holds, not only for the individual but for the economy as well. Mariotti explores the ways entrepreneurship affects schools and prisons, developed cities and isolated villages, brick and mortar stores and internet-based business. He takes a hard look at the research done to date on entrepreneurial education, entrepreneurship and government policy, and the social and cultural attributes most likely to foster successful business creation, incorporating his discussions with some of the best minds on the question of entrepreneurship. Mariotti also examines how the rise of the Internet and Web-based innovations like crowdfunding have both changed—and not changed—the fundamentals of promoting those who take the ultimate gamble of going into business for themselves. As author of several leading text books on the subject and founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a global nonprofit organization that has educated more than 500,000 students and trained more than 5,000 teachers in 50 countries, Mariotti is both an experienced and reliable leader in what he calls the entrepreneurial revolution. Mariotti writes frequently for the Huffington Post, and has been recruited by the State Department to discuss his ideas on youth entrepreneurship in Cambodia and other developing countries seeking to escape the shackles of centrally planned economic policies. Neither a dry recitation of academic theory nor a scattered collection of feel-good stories, An Entrepreneur’s Manifesto builds on Mariotti’s unique perspective to offer a critique that is both inspiring and practical. Riveting stories are complimented with enlightening real-world perspective, making the work relatable and inspiring. “There is no more revolutionary act,” Mariotti says, “than starting a business.”

    • Business & Economics

She Means Business

Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur
Author: Carrie Green
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1781808872
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 3000
Are you ready to turn your ideas into reality and build a wildly successful business?There has never been a better time to say yes! With a computer and an Internet connection you can get your ideas, messages, and business out there like never before and create so much success.In this book, Carrie Greenshows you how.Carrie started her first online business at the age of 20—she knows what it’s like to be an ambitious and creative woman with big dreams and huge determination . . . but she also knows the challenges of starting and running a business, including the fears, overwhelm, confusion, and blocks that entrepreneurs face. Based on her personal, tried-and-tested experience, she offers valuable guidance and powerful exercises to help you: •Get clear on your business vision •Move past the fears and doubts that can get in the way •Understand your audience, so you can truly connect with them •Create your brand and build a tribe of raving fans, subscribers, and customers •Manage your time, maintain focus, and keep going in the right direction •Condition yourself for success . . . and so much more!If you’re a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur, or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this book will provide the honest, realistic, and practical tools you need to follow your heart and bring your vision to life.

    • Actors

The Long Road to Overnight Success

Author: Shane Jacobson
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 9780733330926
Category: Actors
Page: 308
View: 3413

    • Biography & Autobiography

Lilly Singh

The Unofficial Superwoman Guide
Author: Jo Berry
Publisher: Trapeze
ISBN: 9781409168607
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 64
View: 3105
Lilly Singh is a global YouTube phenomenon with millions of fans and billions of video views. Her story is inspirational and this book will celebrate her success. Packed with fun facts, Lilly's inspirational challenges, games, expert advice, funny stories and secrets, this will be the ultimate Superwoman fan guide to one of the internet's best loved stars.

    • Self-Help

The Art of Non-conformity

Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World
Author: Chris Guillebeau
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399536108
Category: Self-Help
Page: 242
View: 9284
Encourages one to create an ideal life through hard work, drawing on the author's own story and the experiences of others to prove that this life plan can really work.

    • Fiction

Return of the Rose

Author: Theresa Ragan
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781463610067
Category: Fiction
Page: 310
View: 4640
Morgan Hayes grows up in the twentieth century with a mysterious attraction to a hollow suit of armor that stands in the window of her mother's antique store. She is twenty-four years old when she becomes entangled within the armor's metal plates and is whisked back in time where she is mistaken for a twin sister she knows nothing about. Morgan is forced to marry King Henry's favored knight, Derek Vanguard, Lord of Braddock Hall. Abandoned by his mother and having failed as a child to gain his father's love, Derek's heart is as cold as the stone walls of his castle. In the end, will Morgan discover the true power of love?

The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing

A Practical Guide to Selling Your Pitches, Crafting Strong Articles, and Earning More Bylines
Author: Kerrie Flanagan
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440351242
Page: 232
View: 4904
Your Essential Reference for Writing for Magazines! In The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing, accomplished freelance writer, author, and instructor Kerrie Flanagan demystifies the idea that writing for magazines is a difficult process meant only for those with journalism degrees. Drawing from her 20 years as a freelance writer and instructor, Flanagan takes you step-by-step through the entire process, sharing her knowledge and experiences in a friendly, conversational way. With more than a dozen sample articles, expert advice from magazine editors and successful freelance writers, practical tips on researching potential publications and instructions on crafting compelling query letters, you'll find the tools needed to write and publish magazine articles. In this book you'll learn how to: Find and target ideas for the right magazine. Develop effective query letters to catch the attention of editors and land more assignments. Organize your writing life using the checklists and tools throughout the book. Understand and negotiate contracts. Write and sell personal essays to consumer, niche and trade magazines. Whether your goal is to get your first byline or make the switch from part-time freelancer to full-time writer, The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing is your go-to resource for writing success.

    • Business & Economics

Things A Little Bird Told Me

Author: Biz Stone
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447271130
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 7320
Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, discusses innovation, creativity and the secrets of being a successful entrepreneur, through stories from his remarkable life and career. THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME From GQ's 'Nerd of the Year' to one of Time's most influential people in the world, Biz Stone represents different things to different people. But he is known to all as the creative, effervescent, funny, charmingly positive and remarkably savvy co-founder of Twitter -- the social media platform that singlehandedly changed the way the world works. Now, Biz tells fascinating, pivotal, and personal stories from his early life and his careers at Google and Twitter, sharing his knowledge about the nature and importance of ingenuity today. In Biz's world: -Opportunity can be manufactured -Great work comes from abandoning a linear way of thinking -Creativity never runs out -Asking questions is free -Empathy is core to personal and global success In this book, Biz also addresses failure, the value of vulnerability, ambition, and corporate culture. Whether seeking behind-the-scenes stories, advice, or wisdom and principles from one of the most successful businessmen of the new century, THINGS A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME will satisfy every reader.

    • Business & Economics

Failure to Millionaire

How I Created a Successful Company and How You Can Too!
Author: Sivadas Raghava
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9351505596
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
View: 3338
9 startups and 6 failures, including the first and the last, a couple of moderate successes and one fairly good one. Sivadas Raghava is no ordinary entrepreneur. His biggest achievements have been his failures for they have been his biggest learning source. This book is built on the foundations of failure to provide the roadmap for entrepreneurial success.