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Publisher's Summary

As an entrepreneur, Anna Akbari learned that one of the best things about startups is their ability to "pivot" quickly - basically a euphemism for failing and starting over. And she quickly found that personal success is no different. It's not just about developing and following the right process but also having a good idea. And that demands rigor and daily maintenance - far beyond a few positive affirmations. Like any Silicon Valley startup, the business of life is not as glamorous as its Instagram account would make it seem.
What do you do when planning is not an option? When control is out of your reach? You isolate the small stuff, experiment constantly, and use the results to lay a more sustainable foundation for the future. You validate your idealized vision by testing it out in bite-size increments. You see what sticks, integrate, and move forward. And inevitably you experience a series of failures along the way, but those failures are key to your next success.
Living a startup life is about maximizing flexibility and measuring ongoing results, not avoiding failure or reaching one particular end goal. It's about embracing defeat, analyzing it, and failing up. In Startup Your Life, Akbari shows that after all, it's often the stumbles that pave the way for real happiness.
©2016 Anna Akbari (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Maurice on 03-26-18

Wonderfully inspiring read

I’ve read a few of these books, but this book stands out. It has a clarity of purpose that is refreshing, and the well researched anecdotes were wonderfully helpful. And, it’s always good when books are read by the author!

A definite read.

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1 out of 5 stars
By S. Mohsen Amiri on 08-14-17

Bad written essay

I just felt a junior high school student read lean startup by Eric Ries, and wrote an essay about it!

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