Driven [electronic Resource]

Driven [electronic Resource]

How to Succeed in Business and in Life

eBook - 2010
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Driven is organized by the fifty work and life principles that made Robert Herjavec both wealthy and successful (indeed, these terms are not synonymous). He reveals the secrets that took him from waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company, The Herjavec Group, into a world-class conglomerate.
Robert Herjavec has lived the classic "rags to riches" story. He has gone from having only $20 in his pocket to starting up technology companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The son of Croatian immigrants, Herjavec overcame the odds and amassed incredible wealth, doing so through pure hard work and determination. Currently a star on television's Dragons' Den and Shark Tank, where he bankrolls the best inventions and shoots down the best intentions, Herjavec always stresses the value of bold ideas, persistence and having the guts to make the tough decisions. And now, for the first time, he shares his hard-won wisdom in one of the most inspirational business books of the year. Driven is organized by the fifty work and life principles that made Robert Herjavec both wealthy and successful (indeed, these terms are not synonymous). He reveals the secrets that took him from waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company, The Herjavec Group, into a world-class conglomerate. He challenges his readers to learn from failure and to profit from changes, to recognize that everything in life involves selling and to understand that there is no finish line. His principles are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom. Anyone can succeed, on their own terms, by following his sage but simple advice -- as long as they're willing to take chances, seize control of their future and stay true to their vision. Whether you're looking to finally go after that promotion, to take your business to the next level, or to pursue your dream of being an entrepreneur, Driven is an insightful and engaging roadmap to success. - Jacket flap.
In Driven, Herjavec shares the secrets that took him from his job waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company into a world-class conglomerate, The Herjavec Group. Herjavec's principles are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom. Anyone can succeed, on their own terms, by following his sage but simple advice-- if they're willing to take chances, to take control of their own future and to stay true to their own visions.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, HarperCollins Canada,, 2010.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781443404587
1443404586
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Reynolds, John (John Lawrence), - Author
Contents: Know a good deal when you see it
Appreciate what it takes to succeed
Be who you are, not who you think you are
Put yourself in the investor's shoes
How to pitch a good idea and how not to
Why pitches go wrong
Believe in yourself
Having one good idea is never enough
Why you should work for free sometimes
The power of money and the importance of passion
Embrace chaos
Seize opportunity
Learn from failure, profit from change
Be your own boss
Your customers always come first
Honesty is still the best policy
The world and your business doesn't need another you
Be the hot dog supplier, not the hot dog stand
Train for a marathon, prepare for a sprint
Why it's hard for good soldiers to make great businesspeople
When necessary, burn the ships
Don't bank on the banks
How less can become more
Prepare to wear the black hat
How to play hardball without feeling bad
Recognize the ABCs of MBAs
Put your money on the driven businessperson
The quality of your performance depends on the quality of your competition
Forget a balanced life
Never start a business you can't run yourself
Everything in life involves selling something
Everyone in your organization should be a salesperson
Have fun
Look good
Follow the three commandments
The best people don't always apply for the job
Humility is more effective than arrogance
Know what you need to know
Foster an epidemic of enthusiasm
If they can't catch you, they can't squash you
Never accept the first offer
Listen to your heroes
Why you shouldn't pay yourself the most
Fly your hopes, but walk your expectations
Keep your eyes fixed on the road ahead
A vague sense of dissatisfaction
Ensure support in your home life
Money will change you
Change what you can, tolerate what you must
There is no finish line.
Summary: Driven is organized by the fifty work and life principles that made Robert Herjavec both wealthy and successful (indeed, these terms are not synonymous). He reveals the secrets that took him from waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company, The Herjavec Group, into a world-class conglomerate.

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