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Go Big: Make Your Shot Count in the Connected World Hardcover – September 1, 2011
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I eventually pulled back from my initial reaction and gave the book another check. And am I ever glad that I did! This book is all the things I mentioned above - but it is SO much more. What started as six university guys throwing basketballs in the backyard of their house, and challenging each other to "go forward"; as well as a few dares: "You'll never make this shot", has now turned into a strong motivational force with a web page, an on-line game app, group presentations, and of course, this book. In this social media world the "Go Big" Philosophy has reached to faraway places, and impacted many lives. And all this has happened in the last two years.
Although this book is written by just one of the "Go Big" guys, it is really a compilation of all their efforts to reach their highest goals. Over time the original six became five, as one member decided to follow another dream - a dream well understood and accepted by the team. Throughout the book we are introduced to all members of DudePerfect.com. We get to know each individual and what they bring to the team. For me, one of the brightest lights in this book is how the group shines as a team, how they work together and grow even stronger.Read more ›
Author Cory Cotton shares that "the book you're holding is for people who want to go big... period.... This book is for those who want to pursue excellence, who want to blow it out of the water and chase down their dreams. This book is for those that want to go big- and who refuse to apologize for it."
When I read that I was taken thirty years to a business author I came to admire and enjoyed reading called Tom Peters. His breakthrough book was "In Search of Excellence" and in it he highlighted a number of companies that excelled at what they did because of what and how they did it.
Corry and the boys at Dude Perfect seem to have this same type of spirit about them except they are the ones pursuing their dream and they have succeeded in the new connected world by pursuing their passion and sharing it on YouTube.
In a nutshell these "dudes" have built a business around making seemingly impossible trick basketball shots. Out of their experiences they have developed the "Go Big Philosophy."
The book is filled with many well tried and proven clichés such as "Pay attention to your passions" but Cotton brings a new and fresh approach to the field of business self-help. They are also young- did I mention that. A quick look at the back cover of the book shows how young they are and a visit to their YouTube channel confirms that I likely have suits that are older than these guys.
As an old guy exploring the new world of the internet through my blog, I found this book a helpful "energy drink".Read more ›
I'm a business major, and like to keep things simple if possible, and therefore, I really liked Cory's "5 Key Principles" to "GO BIG:" get excited, own it, blink later, inspire others, give back. He elaborates on each of these points throughout the book.
This is an honest look into an ordinary guys life who found success in something he loved. It's a simple, enjoyable read, and I promise you will laugh multiple times during your read. If you're anything like me, it will be hard to put down once you start reading. This is a great book for someone who is in college or an entrepreneur looking for something to attain in life. This book is truly motivating! It shows us that we all have a God given talent, as different as they may be, that we can use to glorify God
And lucky me, I was fortunate enough to find the very first video that they created, which I actually read about in those first 6 pages.
As you read this book you will enjoy hearing about their amazing story of how they started Dude Perfect and the awesome shots they do. I appreciate the fact that Corey is honest about how hard some of these moments were. You can almost imagine yourself there, at each shot that he describes.
If you want to read a book that will inspire you and teach you, this is the book to read! I am glad that I chose this book to review!! I would recommend this book to anyone, not just those looking to start their own business. I think the tips and tricks learned in this book can help a person on any path in life.
I was given this book from Tyndale Books and all I had to do was read it and write this post with my own thoughts and opinions. They are all MY opinions!
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As we step into the New Year, this is a book that is phenomenal to go through as anyone... Read more
I liked hearing from my favorite YouTube channel DP and that it showed me follow my dream and to just chill out on all my stress
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My son read this over and over again. He loves Dude Perfect.Published 3 months ago by Teresa Lynn Woods
I bought it for my 12 year old son. I was impressed with the book coming within the window referenced in my confirmation and in excellent conditionPublished 4 months ago by Matthew Kearns
Very well written and inspirational....HOWEVER.... there are so many grammatical errors in the book one wonders about the integrity of the university that Cory attended or the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael P. DeMeo
This is a Birthday Gift for my grandson! I bought it along with Dude Perfect yellow T-Shirt. He was very pleased with both gifts and is looking forward to reading his book on his... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nancy Fantastic