Backable by Suneel Gupta audiobook

Backable: The Surprising Truth behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You

By Suneel Gupta , with Carlye Adler
Read by Suneel Gupta , Carlye Adler , Landon Woodson , and Natalie Naudus

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316494519

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549100840

  • ISBN: 9781549108082

Runtime: 5.99 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A groundbreaking book that boldly claims the key to success is not talent, connections, or ideas, but the ability to persuade people to take a chance on your potential

No one makes it alone. But there’s a reason some people can get investors or bosses to believe in them while others cannot. And that reason has little to do with experience, pedigree, or a polished business plan. Backable people seem to have a hidden quality that inspires others to take action. We often chalk this up to natural talent or charisma…either you have “it” or you don’t.

After getting rejected by every investor he pitched, Suneel Gupta had a burning question: Could “it” be learned?

Drawing lessons from hundreds of the world’s biggest thinkers, Gupta discovered how to pitch new ideas in a way that has raised millions of dollars, influenced large-scale change inside massive corporations, and even convinced his eight-year-old daughter to clean her room. Inside Backable are long-held secrets from producers of Oscar-winning films, members of Congress, military leaders, culinary stars, venture capitalists, founders of unicorn-status startups, and executives at iconic companies like Lego, Method, and Pixar.

Backable reveals how the key to success is not charisma, connections, or even your résumé, but rather your ability to persuade others to take a chance on you. This original book will show you how.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Backable provides a super-readable and actionable look at how to make your ideas take flight. Whether you’re pitching a brand-new startup or an idea for your company’s next product, you’ll find a wealth of insights and stories throughout.” Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram
“The most exceptional people aren’t just brilliant…they’re backable. This remarkable book can be your secret weapon for bringing your idea to life.” Daniel Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“The most successful people aren’t just brilliant…they’re backable…Whether you want to get ahead inside a company or build a startup from the ground up, this fascinating book is a must-read.” Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

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Author

Author Bio: Suneel Gupta

Author Bio: Suneel Gupta

Suneel Gupta is on the faculty at Harvard University where he teaches students how to be backable. Using the seven steps from his book, Backable, he went from being the face of failure for the New York Times to being the “New Face of Innovation” for the New York Stock Exchange. His ideas have been backed by firms like Greylock and Google Ventures, and he has invested in startups including Airbnb, Calm, and SpaceX. He also serves as an emissary for Gross National Happiness between the United States and the Kingdom of Bhutan

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Author Bio: Carlye Adler

Author Bio: Carlye Adler

Carlye Adler is a best-selling author, book collaborator and award-winning journalist. She is the founder and chief ghost of the Casper Media Group, which creates content for well-known entrepreneurs and leaders in business, entertainment, philanthropy and politics. As a journalist, Carlye’s writing has been published in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Time, and Wired and has been anthologized in The Best Business Stories of the Year.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 5.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English