Book by Peabody Bo
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At twenty-seven, Bo Peabody was an Internet multi-millionaire. In the heady days of the late 1990s, though, when every cool kid had an IPO, that wasn’t very remarkable. What is remarkable is that he’s even more successful today. He has co-founded five different companies, in varied industries, and made them thrive during the best and worst of economic times. Through it all, the one question everyone asks is: Was it his smarts that made him an entrepreneurial leader, or was it just plain luck? The truth is, Bo was smart enough to know when he was getting lucky. And he wants you to have the same advantage.
With proven methods for success and a witty, conversational voice, Bo takes the reader through the lessons his experiences as an entrepreneur have taught him. At the heart of Bo’s manifesto is a mantra that everyone, whether working for a multinational corporation or a solo start-up, should heed: If you want your business to be successful, make sure your work is fundamentally innovative, morally compelling, and philosophically positive.
Lucky or Smart? will teach you how to put yourself in a position to get lucky, create the right situations for success, and take advantage of every opportunity. It is the first truly authentic guide to an entrepreneurial life, a must read for anyone looking for his or her own road to fulfillment.
Bits of wisdom from LUCKY OR SMART by Bo Peabody
“Good entrepreneurs are not, per se, lucky or smart. They are just smart enough to know when they are getting lucky.” (pg.5)
“Greatness is exactly the wrong thing for entrepreneurs to strive for. I tell my colleagues: ‘Never let great be the enemy of good.’ A good decision made quickly is better than a great decision made slowly.” (pg. 19)
“As an entrepreneur, you’d better like odd people, because that’s who’s going to agree to work you. These are the smartest, most interesting people on the planet…” (pg. 26)
“Train yourself not to shut down when you hear the word ‘no.’ That is in fact just the time to really start fighting.” (pg 32)
“In every meeting, in every situation, you must always, always, always be gracious. The business world is a small place: what goes around comes around.” (pg. 38)
“The best use you can make of a BlackBerry is to buy them for all of your competitors. They’ll never have time for another creative thought.” (pg. 45)
“Your ego is both the most dangerous and the most useful weapon in your entrepreneurial arsenal. Use your ego when it is called for and check it at the door when you sense that it will get in the way.” (pg. 56)
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Description du livre Random House. Hardcover. État : New. 140006290X. N° de réf. du libraire HGT1995JGIF071016H0390A
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Description du livre Random House, 2004. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 140006290X
Description du livre Random House, 2004. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Lucky or Smart? is the first truly authentic guide to an entrepreneurial life, written by someone who lives it every day. Bo Peabody started an Internet company as a nineteen-year-old student at Williams College, a company that helped change the way we communicate by providing the average person with easy-to-use technology for creating his or her own home pages. Peabody sold his business to Lycos for about $60 million, then kept his Lycos stock for the legally required period of time, during which the value of his shares increased tenfold. At the first possible moment, he sold-right before the Internet crash. Since then, Peabody has started several other successful businesses, including a software company, a thriving restaurant group, and a venture-capital firm. Thus, the question at the heart of this book: Is Bo Peabody lucky or smart? Peabody asserts that he was smart enough to realize he was lucky, but along the way he also discovered what is essential to entrepreneurial success: If you want your business to succeed, it should be fundamentally innovative, morally compelling, and philosophically positive. Reading like a conversation between close friends, this book chronicles Peabody's ten years as an entrepreneur through amusing anecdotes and shrewd observations. Equal parts memoir and advice column, Lucky or Smart? captures the true essence of what it's like to start your own business. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_140006290X
Description du livre Random House, 2004. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P11140006290X