You're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or invisible. Make your choice. What do Apple, Starbucks, Dyson and Pret a Manger have in common? How do they achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and-true brands to gasp their last? The old checklist of P's used by marketers - Pricing, Promotion, Publicity - aren't working anymore. The golden age of advertising is over. It's time to add a new P - the Purple Cow. Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and flat-out unbelievable. In his new bestseller, Seth Godin urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build, and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable. It's a manifesto for anyone who wants to help create products and services that are worth marketing in the first place.
The cult classic that revolutionized marketing by teaching businesses that you’re either remarkable or invisible. Few authors have had the kind of lasting impact and global reach that Seth Godin has had. In a series of now-classic books that have been translated into 36 languages and reached millions of readers around the world, he has taught generations of readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. In Purple Cow, first published in 2003 and revised and expanded in 2009, Godin launched a movement to make truly remarkable products that are worth marketing in the first place. Through stories about companies like Starbucks, JetBlue, Krispy Kreme, and Apple, coupled with his signature provocative style, he inspires readers to rethink what their marketing is really saying about their product. In a world that grows noisier by the day, Godin's challenge has never been more relevant to writers, marketers, advertisers, entrepreneurs, makers, product managers, and anyone else who has something to share with the world.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Seth Godin’s Purple Cow and NOT the original book. Preview: Seth Godin’s Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable (2003) is a short book about marketing remarkable products. Godin argues that marketing has changed drastically since the early days of television and that most companies have been slow to adapt… Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at instaread.co.
Business Gurus is an essential introduction to business and leadership thinking. A must-read for anyone working in or studying business, Business Gurus explains simply and clearly the most important elements from the world's most influential leadership and management thinkers. All major gurus, both past and present, are featured including: Michael Porter, Tom Peters, Peter Drucker, Michael Gerber, Peter Senge, Jim Collins, Ken Blanchard, Charles Handy, Richard Koch, John Kotter, Richardo Semler, Stephen Covey, Seth Godin and many more. For each of these Gurus, the book explains their background, the main theories for which they are known, the context for these theories, and how they compare to other business thinking. Crucially the book also looks at how each theory works in practise.
The abridged, updated edition of international bestseller BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource. This essential guide to the world of work and careers is crammed with top-quality content from the world's leading business writers and practitioners. Now in a handy paperback format, it is ideal for time-pressed managers, small business owners and students alike. A free eBook will be available for purchasers of the print edition. This book includes: Actionlists: more than 200 practical solutions to everyday business and career challenges, from revitalising your CV to managing during difficult times. Management library: time-saving digests of more than 70 of the best and most influential business books of all time, from The Art of War to The Tipping Point. We've read them so you don't have to. Best Practice articles: a selection of essays from top business thinkers. Business Dictionary: jargon-free definitions of thousands of business terms and concepts. Gurus: explanations of the lives, careers, and key theories of the world's leading business thinkers
Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change
Author: Jennifer Aaker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Proven strategies for harnessing the power of social media to drive social change Many books teach the mechanics of using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to compete in business. But no book addresses how to harness the incredible power of social media to make a difference. The Dragonfly Effect shows you how to tap social media and consumer psychological insights to achieve a single, concrete goal. Named for the only insect that is able to move in any direction when its four wings are working in concert, this book Reveals the four "wings" of the Dragonfly Effect-and how they work together to produce colossal results Features original case studies of global organizations like the Gap, Starbucks, Kiva, Nike, eBay, Facebook; and start-ups like Groupon and COOKPAD, showing how they achieve social good and customer loyalty Leverage the power of design thinking and psychological research with practical strategies Reveals how everyday people achieve unprecedented results-whether finding an almost impossible bone marrow match for a friend, raising millions for cancer research, or electing the current president of the United States The Dragonfly Effect shows that you don't need money or power to inspire seismic change.
If you’ve got great camera skills and want to take the plunge and make your passion a career, you’ll need to build a solid business foundation from which your passion and creativity can take flight. If you’re like most artists, the business side of things seems a bit dry—and it may be something you dread. Fortunately, Lori Nordstrom takes the sting out of your studies and gives you all of the skills you need to plan your business, attract the attention of the clientele you want to serve, recruit a staff that supports your creative and financial objectives, create a top-notch customer-service experience, and show and sell your unique images to happy clients, time after time. Lori Nordstrom is an award-winning photographer and an active lecturer and blogger who inspires other photographers to make smart business decisions that positively impact the children-and-family portrait industry as a whole. In this book, she’s compiled her hard-won tips, sharing clear, simple ideas for developing your personal style; identifying your ideal client base, creating a referral system, constructing displays, getting media coverage, and hosting events. She’ll also help you understand how to hire a staff, create a budget, schedule your time, manage your workflow, and establish a sense of value and a cost structure that allows for a nice profit. Because all of your pre-session efforts should lead to a successful photographic experience for your clients, special attention is given to cultivating a standout studio experience that allows clients to feel relaxed, happy, and yes, pampered. Nordstrom also helps readers work through some issues that are notoriously challenging for photographers—breaking free of pricing set points, selling their products, and overcoming client objections to close the sale. This book offers a fresh, exciting, and friendly approach to building a sustainable business that affords photographers the opportunity to confidently create—and make a great living.
Praise for Take Their Breath Away "Are you bored? We're so spoiled that when something is merely good enough, we just walk away. Chip and John explain that the surefire method for growth and customer loyalty is simple: don't be boring." —Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and Tribes "Take Their Breath Away shows how legendary customer service delivery can win and keep devoted customers for life. I LUV this fantastic book." —Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Company "No one knows more about creating profit through service than Chip and John. If you want to know the best way to do it, read Take Their Breath Away. The examples in this book will certainly start your creative juices flowing and help your organization take your customers' breath away. —Howard Beharformer, former president, Starbucks Coffee International.
A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising
Author: Ryan Holiday
Category: Business & Economics
A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing and Advertising A new generation of megabrands like Facebook, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Twitter haven’t spent a dime on traditional marketing. No press releases, no TV commercials, no billboards. Instead, they rely on a new strategy—growth hacking—to reach many more people despite modest marketing budgets. Growth hackers have thrown out the old playbook and replaced it with tools that are testable, trackable, and scalable. They believe that products and businesses should be modified repeatedly until they’re primed to generate explosive reactions. Bestselling author Ryan Holiday, the acclaimed marketing guru for American Apparel and many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians, explains the new rules and provides valuable examples and case studies for aspiring growth hackers. Whether you work for a tiny start-up or a Fortune 500 giant, if you’re responsible for building awareness and buzz for a product or service, this is your road map.
Baton Basics offers a unique approach to teaching conducting based upon the concept of conveying weight, resistance, and energy in order to communicate a better concept of musical sound to the musicians. Featuring many detailed drawings and access to over 60 video examples on the companion website, Baton Basics guides conductors away from simply marking beat patterns, and towards a nuanced and phrased musicality that can be communicated to a group of musicians. Baton Basics is a key foundational text for the student and experienced conductor alike, and is a must read for anyone interested in improving and expanding their vocabulary of conducting gestures.