Steve Blank's course text from Berkeley's Haas Business School and Stanford University, is the essential "how to" book for anyone bringing a product to market, writing a business plan, marketing plan or sales plan. Step-by-step strategy of how to successfully organize sales, marketing and business development for a new product or company. The book offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves others selling off their furniture. Packed with concrete examples, the book will leave you with new skills to organize sales, marketing and your business for success.
True love is just four steps away! Put your best foot forward with Mr. Alexander's Four Steps to Love, a simple program for finding the soul mate you deserve. In just four easy steps, you'll learn how to visualize your perfect partner, show off your best features, meet 2,000 new people, and find the dream companion who lives within. Mr. Alexander's whimsical illustrations and handwritten instructions guide you through visualization exercises, motivational rituals, take-charge activities, and more. These techniques have already helped people around the world find their partners in life--and now they can help you. We can't change our fate--but we can improve our odds. Mr. Alexander shows us how.
The bestselling classic that launched 10,000 startups and new corporate ventures - The Four Steps to the Epiphany is one of the most influential and practical business books of all time. The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup approach to new ventures. It was the first book to offer that startups are not smaller versions of large companies and that new ventures are different than existing ones. Startups search for business models while existing companies execute them. The book offers the practical and proven four-step Customer Development process for search and offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves others selling off their furniture. Rather than blindly execute a plan, The Four Steps helps uncover flaws in product and business plans and correct them before they become costly. Rapid iteration, customer feedback, testing your assumptions are all explained in this book. Packed with concrete examples of what to do, how to do it and when to do it, the book will leave you with new skills to organize sales, marketing and your business for success. If your organization is starting a new venture, and you're thinking how to successfully organize sales, marketing and business development you need The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Essential reading for anyone starting something new.
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Jacob Boden is a fifty-three-year-old recovering alcoholic, at odds with himself, his family and God. In an effort to overcome his loneliness and isolation, Jacob begins a fearless moral inventory of his past. Along the way, he shares his "love-at-first sight" encounter with Meg Roberts and the bittersweet relationship that ensues and becomes an obsession; recounts misadventures and scrapes with the law as he tries to adapt to family moves, new environments and changing societal values; describes the terror of fighting in the rice paddies of Vietnam; recalls experiences with drugs and alcohol on the back alleys of Saigon and streets of Washington D.C.; and reveals what it was like to rejoin society while suffering from alcoholism. Interwoven with dreams and reappearing alter-egos who help Jacob find his road in life, Four Steps from the Sycamore is the intense struggle of a man searching for meaning. Its open and honest appraisal of this journey provides each of us with permission to look into the darkest sides of our nature and find the demons that block the pathway to the soul.
"Four Steps to Marriage" is a compilation of thoughts on the process to get married. It discusses the critical aspects of marriage as an institution and the decisions that needs to be taken, just not to sustain the marriage, but the two individuals who are into it. This book, holds a motivational aspect for all the working women to get married , because as per natures' law the body and the soul takes its natural course, and when we talk about Continual Woman Empowerment, marriage is an extremely critical aspect of it. Exemplifying the above idea, by a citation from the book, where completion of education is emphasised, before you tie the knot. Now "education" over here means, the basic degree which will have the power to sustain your career, it can be anything, an MBA, after a B.Tech or an M.Sc after B.Sc or any other course which you always wanted to do. An important aspect to observe is, not that, these things cannot happen after marriage, it can, but this is analogous to nurturing a tea shrub under the shde tree, this critical combination has the capability to enhance or lessen the tea taste. An uneven combination of the shade can be fatal to the tea leaves, and result is an imbalance which can turn out to be lethal. Reasoning out this balance and drafting your marriage plans are extremely important, because after all marriage is also an important career decision that we make.
They say true love is priceless, but is it worth fifty million dollars? With Second Chances, their wedding planning business, starting to take off, four best friends must decide whether they’ll take some second chances of their own. Free-spirited Lily finds herself forced to choose between her sure-thing inheritance and a chance at true love; the no-longer-predictable Elaine surprises everyone–including herself–when romance comes calling from her past; Sarah, the uncompromisingly unconventional artist, finds herself contemplating the most unexpected choice of all; and the always-clear-eyed Jo suddenly finds herself second-guessing her own second chance at happily-ever-after. The choice for each of them is “I do” or “I don’t,” and the decision will change their lives. Breakups, makeups, and romance at every turn–life always offers up its best surprises to those who leave themselves open to the possibility of second chances. From the Paperback edition.
Attention aspiring and working writers alike! Finish your work in four easy steps with this explosion of inspiration. How can aspiring writers-whether aiming for a short story, novel, or play-gain the confidence they need to follow through on their creative visions The answer can be found in this book by a writing coach and university writing professor whose "Bang the Keys" workshop stems from an innovative four-step system that offers practical advice for demonstrated results every time. Step 1: Begin with the strongest idea. Step 2: Arrange the work into a concrete shape. Step 3: Nurture the project with love, so that others can love it, too. Step 4: Go finish, and then let it go so it may live independently in the world. Also included are practical writing exercises that will give readers the tools and the inspiration to finish the writing projects they start ... or bust their fingers trying!
This beautiful book: - offers a method of ongoing spiritual examination called "an Examen" step by step.- explains and demonstrates contemplative prayer, including the "Marantha."- teaches an ongoing focus on both attention and intention in spiritual life.- includes the practice of communal prayer as well as individual prayer.- delineates how to use in meditation a famous prayer by St. Ignatius of Loyola, "Take Lord and Receive."- presents a unique daily process "Contemplation to Attain the Love of God."
How long has it been since you held a negative thought and responded in a critical way? Think carefully. Consider all situations: a traffic jam, a slow computer, an unfriendly neighbor, a demeaning boss, a loss of money, an excessive bill, a headache, a defective purchase, a stubbed toe, a challenging child. Do you find that you experience criticism and judgment frequently? Do certain people and situations tend to annoy you? Are you someone who gets agitated and stressed often? Now stop and imagine a life of honest, genuine peace, deep stillness, boundless joy and imperturbability in any situation. Think about how people would treat one another if we all tapped into this God given right. Seem impossible? What an outrageous concept, some might say. Such a life could not possibly exist in todays world. Centuries, millennia in fact, prove that the world is in a state of chaos. Wars exist all around us. Poverty is abundant. Crime rears its ugly head from Wall Street to Main Street. Violence is witnessed even at peace rallies and in church parking lots. People pray and ask for forgiveness and then return to patterns of impatience, anger, greed, doubt and disbelief. Beyond Doubt offers a simple, four-step model, The Ring of Peace, to facilitate inner peace and joy in everyday life. The model teaches the seeker how to release any hidden guilt and doubt buried in the unconscious mind, thus altering perception of the world. It shows people how to see and experience the wisdom and peace of God, even in what might now seem like the most difficult circumstances. The challenge is to overcome the resistance the human ego puts forth a battle that has been going on in the collective mind since the fall from grace. Beware of this constraint, learn to understand it and let it go. Eternal flow and divine grace will follow. Be in-Spirit and you are inspired, a state of mind where fear and doubt cannot abide.
A Marketing Start-Up Guide for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals
Author: Deborah Brown-Volkman
Category: Business & Economics
Do you work for yourself? Or, do you dream of doing so one day? Are you worried that your venture will not be sufficiently profitable because of doubts about marketing yourself, your products, or your services? Would you like quick answers and a start-up guide, with resources in one place, to make marketing easy to apply and understand? Deborah Brown-Volkman, noted career and mentor coach, speaker, writer, and author of two books: Coach Yourself To A New Career and Four Steps To Building A Profitable Coaching Practice will show you how to build and market a profitable business in four easy steps. You Will Learn How To: Select the most profitable group of people to market and sell to Create a program or process that potential customers will pay you lots of money for Create a winning marketing strategy with techniques and examples to implement your plan Become masterful at both marketing and selling This book is based on the hundreds of business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals the author has met and worked with, her twelve years experience as a sales and marketing executive, and personal know-how building two successful marketing-driven companies of her own. This is a practical, down-to-earth guide that takes you through the components of marketing a profitable business quickly and easily.
Using Everyday Indicators to Achieve Extraordinary Profits
Author: John F. Clayburg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Everything a trader needs to know to develop a successfulsystem Technical analysis--the reading of price and volume charts toidentify trading opportunities--has long been a staple in thetrader's toolkit. Well before computers took much of the labor outof technical analysis, traders have examined trends, filters,patterns, and especially indicators to help them identify when toget in and out of trades for maximum profit. Now, a highlyexperienced analyst divulges his proven techniques for identifyingthe major trend, determining the "trend within the trend," findingthe optimal entry, and then choosing the right time to get out. Heshows traders how to most effectively use multiple indicators andknow what they are really telling about the markets. While histechniques can be used without the aid of computers, he explainshow readers can automate their systems using commercially availablesoftware. John F. Clayburg (Coon Rapids, IL) is a technical analyst with overtwenty years in the game. He is the developer of the Cylone S &P Day Trading System and the author and developer of Parallel UserFunction Technology, a unique self-adaptive trading softwareplatform.
With the right motivation, anyone can lead a more fulfilling life. Jenny Gallagher offers a means to that motivation here, in short, highly readable chapters full of inspirational and effective tools that you can start integrating into your busy schedule starting today. Her Four Steps say it all: the I CAN approach of intention, clarity, action, and next steps allows for an easy-to-remember strategy that lets you set goals you can reach, take action that delivers results, and much more. Don't put your dreams and goals off any longer!
In today’s frenetic, uncertain world, the “same old, same old” routines are perfect ways to go nowhere fast. What has worked for you before—professionally or personally—no longer gets results. Whether you’ve been downsized, reached the end of a long relationship, or found yourself questioning where you are in life, it’s clear you need to change. To innovate. Make it new. Make yourself new. Now, in this invaluable book, the world-renowned “Dean of Innovation,” Jeff DeGraff, shares his tried-and-true techniques on how to reinvent yourself—creatively and with maximum impact. Innovation You reveals DeGraff’s unique four-step program to bolster your ingenuity and remake your life. From forging ahead in a new career to losing weight to finally pursuing that long-held dream, DeGraff’s strategies are effective and easy to follow. Inside you will learn to • Rethink Innovation: Find ways to think outside the box, seek out diverse opinions, and pay attention to the next great trend. • Rethink Your Approach: Use the Competing Values Framework to identify your natural innovation profile—do you compete, collaborate, create, or control?—and then deliberately draw from the other styles to augment your usual tactics. • Rethink Your Methods: Put your reinvention plan in motion—set specific, realistic, and meaningful targets, cultivate relationships with relevant mentors and experts, and try alternate methods to achieve your goals. • Rethink the Journey: Understand that innovation is a process and that progress comes in cycles rather than a quick straight line. Accept uncertainty, question assumptions, and acknowledge areas where you can improve. Full of invigorating ideas, engaging anecdotes, practical wisdom, and inspiring success stories, Innovation You is your personal road map to reach your highest potential—and experience a bold new way of living. From the Hardcover edition.
A Holy Ghost revival is the best hope for the deep spiritual problems that face our world. The Church is supposed to be a lighthouse that points the way to Heaven in a dark landscape, but when the Church loses its vibrancy and its light grows dim, our focus shifts from where we are going to where we are, and the idea of eternal judgment loses its urgency. Without a bright shining light to point us in the true direction of Life, we can only stumble about in darkness. Only a Holy Ghost Revival can light those fires in our lighthouses to illuminate the path to Salvation. It is written that there will be one last great revival just before Jesus Christ returns - the greatest of all time. It is in preparation for this last great revival that this booklet is written. All fires must have a match to start them. My prayer is that this booklet will be a match to help ignite a blaze of revival that will burn around the world.
Four Steps in Developing Your A.C.E. Key Words to Success Attitude, Commitment and Enthusiasm, can have a profound impact on you if you are looking to move your career and life in a positive direction, form the basis of how you deal with life or how life deals with you. They have been the cornerstones of my career and can be the cornerstones of how you successfully navigate the rest of your life. People are not born with Attitude, Commitment or Enthusiasm. They are developed by using the correct combination of four essential ingredients or the Four Ps of Success: Passion, Patience, Purpose and Prayer, which will be defined and presented in this book, along with the development of a personal action plan. No matter what you think about Attitude, Commitment and Enthusiasm, these words can be the beginnings of strategies that can help you build a foundation of success.
This book will show you how to build and market a profitable coaching practice in four easy steps. It walks you through the process of deciding who to coach and how to create a program that potential clients will pay you lots of money for. You will understand the components of creating a winning marketing strategy and learn tips and techniques to implement your plan. You will also discover how to become masterful at both marketing and selling.