Crazy Is A Compliment

by Linda Rottenberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

Publication Date: November 19, 2014

ISBN: 9780670923779

Binding: Paperback

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These days, taking chances isn't just for Silicon Valley college dropouts in hooded sweatshirts. It's the only safe option for any of us, whether we work at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, or low-tech small businesses. But how do you take smart risks without putting too much on the line? Linda Rottenberg shows what we can all learn from leading innovators to pursue our own big dreams, drawing on research from her company Endeavor, a thriving non-profit that identifies, mentors, and invests in fast-growing small businesses with the potential to transform their communities. Crazy is a Compliment offers a blend of inspiring stories and practical tools for getting started, getting bigger, and maintaining a healthy personal life. 'Linda has tapped into something important - that we all need to be more entrepreneurial these days. With her impressive track record and inspiring story, she shows us all how to overcome our fears and take smart, achievable steps to improve our organizations.' Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of Leanin.Org 'For nearly two decades, Linda has been teaching and learning from the boldest entrepreneurs around the world. In this terrific book, she shares what it takes to master the chaos of starting your own business - or simply to grow your own career in today's fast-changing world of work.' Reid Hoffman, chairman of Linkedin and co-author of The Start-Up of You 'Crazy Is a Compliment is a treasure trove. Linda Rottenberg is an extraordinary entrepreneur who has guided many of the world's greatest entrepreneurs and she offers invaluable insights - not only for start-ups, but also for companies, nonprofits, governments and schools. If you have an idea or want to innovate, I highly recommend devouring this book.' Adam Grant, author of Give and Take 'Call me crazy, but I think Linda is on to something big here. She delivers power