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This is a book you’ll happily recommend to friends and colleagues many times over. Whilst it might not have the depth of research other Leadership books boast (Good to Great) Simon does a particularly good job of articulating a very clear vision as to what makes great leaders and how they inspire everyone else. Once you grasp the key concepts it will have an immediate impact on how you think about everything you do.
Ben Horowitz is probably best known as one of two founders of Andreessen Horowitz, a $4 billion venture capital firm formed with Marc Andreessen. With this in mind, before I began to read this great book, I was under the impression it would be heavily focussed on investment. It soon became apparent that it was so much more than that. I was blown away by some incredible stories of highs and lows along with countless pieces of high level advice, any aspiring entrepreneur, manager, executive or CEO would be foolish to ignore.
The importance of finding focus isn’t anything new. It’s something aspiring business people talk about all the time. Everyone knows or is aware of its benefits and yet we all find it so hard to practice. Gary Kellers simple read, The One Thing, offers great insight into focussing your mind, setting goals and getting you on a path to achieving extraordinary results.
I was discussing some stuff with a friend (Tim @ woodsnotes.com) and we ended up on the topic of business, creactivity and specifically ‘successful people’. During the discussion it quickly became obvious that the two things successful people seem to do time and time agin is read lots and put in the hours.
In a lot of ways making mistakes are a good thing. It means you’re pushing the boundaries of what you can do and what you want to achieve. You make mistakes, understand what you’ve done wrong and then have the opportunity to learn from it and make sure you do things a lot better next time round.
Over the years I’ve stumbled across lots of free resources that help get things done in the world of website design and development. Here is a list of lots of useful websites I’ve come across recently covering web application design and development, marketing, design, coding and informational resources.