Crazy Is A Compliment

Crazy Is A Compliment

The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags

Book - 2014
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"If people aren't calling you crazy, you aren't thinking big enough."

These days taking chances isn't just for college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit, or a mom-and-pop, everybody needs to think and act like an entrepreneur. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring--and maybe even a little crazy--or risk being left behind.

But how do you take smart risks without risking it all? That's Linda Rottenberg's expertise. As the cofounder and CEO of Endeavor, the world's leading organization dedicated to supporting fast-growing entrepreneurs, she's spent the last two decades helping innovators think bold and execute smart.

Now Rottenberg draws on her unrivaled experience to show you the proven techniques to achieve your dreams: from overcoming fear to facing down critics, from stalking supporters to exploiting chaos. Crazy Is a Compliment combines inspiring stories, original research, and practical advice to create a road map for getting started and going bigger.

Rottenberg brings to life iconic entrepreneurs like Walt Disney and Est#65533;e Lauder and reveals how companies like MTV, GE, and Burberry found their best successes by breaking the corporate mold and embracing the entrepreneur mind-set. She also introduces us to some of the one thousand entrepreneurs she's advised, like Leila Velez, who started a hair-care company in her kitchen sink in Rio that now earns $80 million a year. As Linda writes:

Every day I meet people with a dream. Maybe you're serving coffee and fantasizing about launching a microbrewery; maybe you've skipped college and yearn to start your own design firm; maybe you're sitting in your cubicle and brainstorming a new idea that can improve your company.

You have a dream, but you don't know how to turn your dream into reality. Or you've already launched your dream but you're unsure how to take it to the next level. This book can show you the way.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Portfolio/Penguin,, 2014
ISBN: 9781591846642
Branch Call Number: 650.1 Rot
Characteristics: vii, 263 pages : illustrations


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Jun 30, 2015

Linda Rottenberg has written a book that points to the fact that we are emerging - or have emerged - from the Information Age and the Internet Age to an Entrepreneurial age. She boldly goes where no writer has gone before in telling us how to take steps towards becoming entrepreneurs. As the CEO and founder of "Endeavor," she has a wealth of experience in this field and her writing style is conversational which makes for easy reading. If you are wondering whether to act on that big dream you have, this is the book for you; and if you are just wondering how other entrepreneurs succeeded then this is the book for you too.

abeuleiman Dec 15, 2014

Linda Rottenberg has over 20 years of experience guiding entrpreneurs - she knows a thing or two about the subject. Great resource for any small business owner, inventor, hobbyist, and entrepreneur. Filled with vignettes from around the world along with IMPORTANT LESSONS that are easy to follow for success.

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