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The NICE Reboot: A Guide to Becoming a Better Female Entrepreneur Paperback – January 27, 2014
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A non-technical, refreshing, smart guidebook that talks "human", and therein lies its beauty. Well written, rich with resources and practical, clear instructions and advice! I really like the "Penina's Pointers" section in each chapter. I was also impressed by the seamlessness with which Penina both teaches us and inspires us, especially through her stories and some great quotes at the start of each chapter. I highly recommend reading this and rebooting, so that you too can learn more and become more too!
-- Dr. Roger Kuperways, Ph.D.
Professor of Entrepreneurship at New York University
Penina reminds you that a major success factor in becoming an entrepreneur is the balance of personal growth, family, work and career, and the importance of mindfulness, reflection, and listening to your own inner voice. She walks you step-by-step through the basics of launching your startup, and building a solid social media plan that will get you visibility/results. I now use Penina's book as a tool, keeping it close.
The best parts aren't the hundreds of helpful hints, strategies, resources. It's her passion that compels me to read further. There are plenty of women writers, supporting women in business. However, Rybak has a unique, rare passion for helping women succeed! Instead of suggesting women play by traditional entrepreneurial rules, Rybak sets out a clear path that allows women to create their own success by leveraging what they do best. She doesn't try to change women, but supports their existing gifts. A must-read for any woman entrepreneur!
The book is very well written and organized. Although the book is written for the female entrepreneur, I believe it's relevant to men as well such as the many helpful links and the inner mindset of being a business owner, which often what makes or breaks many entrepreneurs - male and female. A very good resource for getting more clients, upgrading your technological IQ, effective storytelling, and operating a business. I was very impressed with the "quotes to ponder" which sparked my creative side.
Penina Rybak has written a wonderfully insightful guide specifically targeted to the female entrepreneur. As a relatively new entrepreneur (less than 5 years) I appreciated her wisdom and guidance which she presents in a easy to read, entertaining and informative fashion. I highly recommend The Nice Reboot to all entrepreneurs--male as well as female. Taking the time to read this book will be a very good use of your time.
- FOREWORD REVIEWS (Barry Silverstein)
Whether you're driven by necessity or opportunity, The NICE Reboot offers the perfect combination of information and inspiration to put you on the path to entrepreneurial success. Penina Rybak takes the mystery out of business startup. Follow her simple formula: Creativity + Passion + Timing = Entrepreneurial Success and you'll unlock the secrets of achieving your dreams of business ownership.
- RIEVA LESONSKY, Founder/CEO of GrowBiz Media
Penina Rybak is a passionate, thoughtful advocate for women's entrepreneurship. She has a deep understanding of the tools, resources and models which will help women to launch viable businesses, which is critical to the future success of our economy.
- PAMELA SLIM, business coach and bestselling author of Body of Work and Escape from Cubicle Nation
Penina Rybak has given me a gift. I so enjoyed her writing - it flows. I found the tips and strategies extremely helpful; and having all the links to such great resources saves a lot of time and effort. This is a must read for anyone needing to take stock of one's life personally and professionally. Penina is sharing what she herself has found to be a model to reboot your life and find your own entrepreneurial spirit.
- ROBYN STRATTON-BERKESSEL, positivity strategist, TEDx speaker, and author of Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions
I enjoyed reading the book and got great ideas from it! Penina's writing is beautiful and inspirational! She not only tells us how to be successful but how to make the world a better place while feeling complete as a person. Her insightful knowledge of social media and new technology is both refreshing and energizing. I love the way she encourages us to think outside the box and grow. She also uses history and current culture to teach us how to best serve our community and relate in a "NICE" humanitarian way. This is an entertaining read peppered with movie reviews and words of wisdom.
- ERIN WILSON, Founder, QRCode ID
The NICE Reboot does a great job of motivating and mentoring a large and growing group of entrepreneurs - women! I do believe that women have the edge, with their high emotional IQ, to create the "new business culture" that every worker wants - better role definitions, more effective and productive leadership, and better work-life balance. I like Penina's idea of convincing them to reboot, if necessary, to achieve that potential.
- MARTY ZWILLING, Founder & CEO of Startup Professionals, Inc.
The NICE Reboot provides LOTS of information for the wannabe entrepreneur.
- GERI STENGEL, President of Ventureneer and Stengel Solutions
The NICE Reboot is a non-technical, refreshing, and smart guidebook that talks "human," and therein lies its beauty. It's a very well written book, rich with resources and practical, clear instructions and advice. I liked the way the book tackles today's most pressing issues in the startup arena. I also really like the "Penina's Pointers" section in each chapter. I have been teaching entrepreneurship for years and I still learned new things and was pleasantly surprised! I was also impressed by the seamlessness with which Penina both teaches us and inspires us, especially through her stories and some great quotes at the start of each chapter. I highly recommend reading this and rebooting, so that you too can learn more and become more too!
- ROGER KUPERWAYS, Ph.D., Professor of Entrepreneurship at New York University
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Top customer reviews
As a father of 2 girls I enjoyed reading the book. It is an excellent tool that encompasses the most comprehensive listing of resources for entreprenuetrs. And yes the iPad slant is phenomenal as we all are moving into virtual operations.
I look forward to, one day soon, handing it to my two girls and have them use it as a launching pad for their entrepreneurial ventures.
Here are some quotes from the book:
"What's on your tombstone?"
"The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. - Kalu Kalu"
"What's your theme song?"
That last statement is what I want all of my readers to think about......What's your theme song?
I honestly think mine is, "Don't Stop Believin" by Journey.
I enjoyed reading this book and I recommend this book to any entrepreneur.
Thank you to the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of the book for my review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.
With her sincere writing style and personal message, Penina makes you feel that she is speaking directly to you. In this book, she walks you step-by-step through the basics of launching your startup, and building a solid social media plan that will get you the visibility and results you seek. I now use Penina’s book as a tool, keeping it close, on my work desk. When I've gotten "stuck", I flip through it, and have always found an answer, or the path to the answer.
Penina Rybak is a natural storyteller. Her book is filled with good stories, and real-life examples of entrepreneurial success stories and pitfalls from her observations and considerable career. She uses these stories to create a practical guide to how one can achieve his/her entrepreneurial goals. This is something that we all need. At this point, I must emphasize the word “we’’, because I am a man. Although the subtitle of The NICE Reboot, is “A Guide to becoming a Better Female Entrepreneur”, Penina’s book is a must-read for anyone who seeks to become an entrepreneur today!
Dr. Juris Ulmanis, PhD
Co-Founder, Experiential Simulations
Every once in a while, a book come along that offers a valuable new perspective on a long-standing issue or problem. For entrepreneurs, or would-be entrepreneurs, this is the book!
Although nominally targeted to potential female entrepreneurs, this book is also a valuable addition for males and females alike. If anything, the author’s perspective is even of more value to male readers because it can potentially widen their horizons, while at the same time providing them with a host of valuable new resources, both electronic and in print.
Although the author has deep experience in the Apple iPad world, her suggestions can just as easily be implemented by a Google Android aficionado like myself.
Penina Rybak definitely makes the case that there is no inherent conflict with being female, a techie, and a startup entrepreneur. Male or female, if this book doesn’t get you off your couch and into the entrepreneurial trenches, nothing will!
I highly recommend that you add this volume to your personal library, whether in e-book or paperback format. It is a tool that you will go back to again and again for inspiration, guidance and reference.
Following Penina Rybak’s inspiration and techniques, you will be better able to scratch that entrepreneurial itch, develop new products and services, and thereby enhance the well-being of society, all while developing valuable employment opportunities for others. What a personal legacy!
As Penina Rybak clearly points out, “Change is good. Change will nourish your soul and set your creativity free. Change will reshape our our world one person and deed at a time. It’s time”.
Read this book and bring positive change into your own life. It’s time!