- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (August 11, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1484216768
- ISBN-13: 978-1484216767
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #680,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Hayes Drumwright is co-founder and CEO of POPin, a SaaS mobile and web solution that empowers organizations to leverage crowdsourcing to source pain, build trust, and create buy-in for initiatives in order to scale the business. Drumwright has been a serially successful entrepreneur for over 20 years. His innate ability to grow companies organically was proven at Trace3 where he took the company from an idea and $100 of his own money to revenues in excess of $450M. He is a founding partner in InstantScale, an investment firm focused on early stage start ups from Silicon Valley. He is also a founder of one of the top cult Cabernet brands in Napa Valley, Memento Mori Winery. In 2010, Hayes was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Orange County and the Desert Regions, California. Drumwright currently serves on the board of Trace3 as Chairman, Memento Mori as a director and founder, and Project Hope as chairman. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Boston University.
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I had the good fortune of seeing this Author on stage and was always impressed with his self deprecating style - He has a comfort level with admitting failure I’m not sure I’ve ever seen and frankly - it’s endearing. Fortunately for the reader he uses this voice to tell a compelling story about his journey on how he found a pervasive problem for most business and then the journey to solve it. This book is filled with failure… but if you’ve read the lean start-up by Eric Ries you’ll know the right type of failure is actually the fastest way to a meaningful solution. This book is possibly the most entertaining example of this theory in action. Imagine launching a product. Testing it on a customer and literally having it not only fail but backfire. This happens… three times. and because of the nature of the product, these failures are public. For myself this would be an excuse to pack it in, but for Hayes it’s a way to learn and turn the dials, and entertain the reader.
At it’s core - the story of Applying the principle of “actionable social” to get the pulse of your organization - and use it as a way to bridge the gap between leadership and those they serve seems so obvious. I’m actually pretty shocked it hasn’t been used before (this coming from a guy using a kindle for the first time) but some of the technical tools to pull this off have only been here for the last few years so maybe this is a case of right place, right time.
I was most inspired by his section on finding the truth - here, the author explains how getting the right type feedback at the seed moment your idea will literally set the direction of your journey. I have yet to start my own company but if I do - this is going to be step one - FOR SURE Again… shockingly simple to apply… and a brilliant way to potentially secure your first customers before you’ve spent a dime. Brilliant.
I have not seen the printed version of the book, but I will say I powered through the kindle version in about 3 hours - so overall impact to time spent was about as good as it gets. In my world that get’s you 4 stars easy. Highly recommended.
I love this book for many reasons and on many levels. It blends the perspective of Porter, the pragmatism of Peters, and the poetry of Proust. Most important, the book tells the story of how to break through the binds of power plays and unleash passion and purpose.
The gift of this book goes beyond the boardroom and corporations, and deeper than the realization of ROIs (although it does do that) by sharing how to tap into human potential. While it isn't magic, it certainly is magical.
Upon turning the last page, you may find yourself unable to stop smiling with tears streaming down your face. What aspects of this business book could cause such pathos? Here are a few moments:
When his sister had the meltdown on Christmas morning. When he decided what he must accomplish, and then realized success can never be about a number or oneself.
When he didn't know what was coming, and it was so apparent. When his mother wailed.
When he learned his father had been fast, really fast - and so could never remember his time.
When he discerned and distilled the difference between being and becoming.
I mentioned not being at the same caliber as Hayes, but I can see what he means and can easily understand the message he's trying to put out into the world. It was down to earth, edgy in some parts, and most of all direct. It was also very insightful getting to see another side of someone that runs a company because most of us would not see that side of things or even begin to understand how it operates. Take the time to learn from what this book is telling you because not only can this help a business grow, but he puts in some very nice life lessons as well.
By highlighting some of the bumps and bruises that he’s experienced over the years, including the failure of a company he founded early on in his career, Drumwright injects healthy doses of realism throughout the book. His guidance on how to connect with employees to build trust and foster a culture free of apathy and entitlement is insightful and refreshing. Genuine and gritty, this book is a great read for all who aspire to lead their team to greatness!