Less than a year ago, Oobah Butler was living in a garden shed in London, struggling to pay rent and living on a diet of boiled eggs. It's safe to say that he hadn't achieved much with his life. Yet just a year on, on the back of three documentaries that have been viewed over 150m times, he's won awards, been featured on TV all over the world and has been lauded by critics, commentators and serial achievers across the globe. How did everything turn for him? With an idea. Since he came with the Shed at Dulwich, the world's most famous restaurant that never existed, Oobah's life has been completely transformed. Fantastic, of course, but it made no sense. How could something he'd invested such little care and emphasis in be so impactful? Could this be the key? So he asked himself the question: How would my life work out if I approached it with as little consideration and as much enjoyment as my fake restaurant? Can one achieve more in life if they cease to be so emotionally involved in their goals? In the modern age, has detachment become an unlikely bedfellow of success? This new book by Oobah Butler is based on a philosophy built around this very stupid thing he did.
Manage the art of bookkeeping
Do you need to get up and running on bookkeeping basics and the latest tools and technology used in the field? You've come to the right place Bookkeeping All-In-One For Dummies is your go-to guide for all things bookkeeping. Bringing you accessible information on the new technologies and programs, it cuts through confusing jargon and gives you friendly instruction you can use right away.
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"Timeless tips on business success. A must-read for entrepreneurial-minded executives." --HOWARD BEHAR, President of Starbucks (retired)
What is it that makes someone a success in business? What drives an individual to create success? Is it being hit by a "lucky stick" or is it something else?
Lorenz started from nothing, a common theme, but founded two companies, ran them successfully and sold them to Fortune 500's. Through thought-provoking, insightful and engaging stories with real world examples Lorenz provides intuitive practical advice on the fundamentals of life success: seek and seize the opportunities in front of you. Your eyes will be opened to new possibilities at every turn of the page.
Your next decision could dictate the trajectory you take. How you spend your time, and the decisions you make all matter. You will enjoy learning how to see business and life differently, the opportunities that so many others fail to see.
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Tireless is a testimony to those who strive to seek opportunity. It is a must-read for everyone that is determined to win.
A majority of American households give to charity in some form or another--from local donations to food banks, religious organizations, or schools, to contributions to prevent disease or protect basic freedoms. Whether you're in a position to give $1 or $1 million, every giver needs to answer the same question: How do I channel my giving effectively to make the greatest difference?
In Giving Done Right, Phil Buchanan, the president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, arms donors with what it takes to do more good more quickly and to avoid predictable errors that lead too many astray. This crucial book will reveal the secrets and lessons learned from some of the biggest givers, from the work of software entrepreneur Tim Gill and his foundation to expand rights for LGBTQ people to the efforts of a midwestern entrepreneur whose faith told him he must do something about childhood slavery in Ghana. It busts commonly held myths and challenging the idea that "business thinking" holds the answer to effective philanthropy. And it offers the intellectual frameworks, data-driven insights, tools, and practical examples to allow readers to understand exactly what it takes to make a difference.
Single-member LLCs are the new business entity of choice for small businesses with one owner. Easy to form and operate, Single Member LLCs combine some of the most desirable features of older, more traditional business structures like corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. With a Single Member LLC, you get personal liability protection, pass-through taxation, and flexibility of management.
This book provides an overview of everything you need to know about Single Member LLCs, including:
- what forms and documents you need to create an SMLLC
- how to initially fund an SMLLC
- what your options are for managing an SMLLC
- how to prepare taxes for an SMLLC
- what kinds of records you need to maintain for your SMLLC, and
- liability issues specific to SMLLCs.
Nolo's Guide to Single-Member LLCs has all the essential information you need to decide whether an SMLLC is the right choice for your business. The book includes a sample operating agreement and written consent forms as well as tips and examples throughout to help clarify the most important points.
Start Up CEO Paul Oberschneider reveals his secrets for building a successful business. Success is not a straight line deal. There is no A-to-Z Path. Paul says there are no Magic Beans but there are steps anyone can take to start a business, scale up and build teams. He should know. In 1992, with $400 in his pocket, Paul discovered the process of building a large scale business from scratch. Over the next decade he built a portfolio of business worth $200 million. Now he shares that path to success in his new book with 16 proven steps. You'll learn about Paul's top tips for entrepreneurial success, business ethics, successful real estate investment and building a start up.
Starting and Running a Nonprofit Organization is a book for people who are forming new small nonprofits; thinking about converting an informal, grassroots group into tax-exempt status; reorganizing an existing agency; or currently managing a nonprofit. It provides practical and basic how-to information on legal, tax, organizational, and other issues particular to nonprofits.
This one-of-a-kind resource has been a valuable guide to nonprofit management for decades. While much of the information originated in an earlier era of nonprofit formation, it remains highly useful for gaining an overview and creating an action plan for people entering this realm of organizational management. Its compact format provides information in an easy-to-understand style. The book describes, step-by-step, the typical phases of creating and operating a new nonprofit, including incorporation, establishing a board of directors, writing bylaws, obtaining tax-exempt status, creating a strategic plan, budgeting and grant seeking, understanding accounting principles, managing human resources, and creating a community relations plan.
The Center for Nonprofit Management is a department of the Graduate School of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and St. Paul. It provides training and guidance in all aspects of the nonprofit sector to existing organizations as well as individuals or groups who are seeking help in starting a nonprofit.
Rethink your way to a better life
In business, and in life, everything is changing fast, apart from how we behave. Our ways of thinking and making decisions have changed little since we lived in agricultural and industrial societies, but the problems we now need to solve are entirely different. It requires a revolution in thinking and behavior to meet the challenges that now face us and avoid disaster we need to totally rethink the model.
Part business biography, part business blueprint, Total Rethink explains how this can be done. Successful telecoms entrepreneur David McCourt lays out the reality of the dangerous situation we find ourselves in and suggests solutions which will empower everyone, including business people, politicians, diplomats, and teachers, to repair the damage we have already done, and prepare for the dramatic changes to come.
- Change the way you think and behave to be a true entrepreneur
- Understand why incremental change no longer works
- Move at the speed of the times we're living in to keep up
- Find trusted, effective guidance you can put to practice today
Written by a sought-after speaker, businessman, and entrepreneur, the advice inside this book will help you learn to think--and live--like a revolutionary.
"Owning The Crowdsourceress is like having Alex Daly's 'special sauce' right at your fingertips."--Jesse Reed, cofounder, Standards Manual
In recent years, the crowdfunding industry has generated several billions in funding. But the harsh reality is that around 60 percent of Kickstarter campaigns fail. Enter Alex Daly, a crowdfunding expert who has raised over $20 million for her clients' campaigns. She has run some of Kickstarter's biggest projects-TLC's newest album, Neil Young's audio player, and Joan Didion's documentary. In this book, Daly takes readers deep inside her most successful campaigns, showing you how to
- Get fans and influencers excited about your launch
- Build an appealing and powerfully designed campaign
- Access proven video tips, pitching tactics, press releases, and rewards ideas
- Avoid the most common headaches and pitfalls
Here you'll get tangible tools to run your own crowdfunding campaigns and fully connect with the crowd, get people to pay attention, and inspire them to act.