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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action | Simon Sinek
Why do you do what you do? Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and moer profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. It was their natural ability to start with why that enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things. In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way -- and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be lead, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY. Any organization can explain what it does; some can explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate why. WHY is not money or profit-- those are always results. WHY does your organization exist? WHY does it do the things it does? WHY do customers really buy from one company or another? WHY are people loyal to some leaders, but not others? Starting with WHY works in big business and small business, in the nonprofit world and in politics. Those who start with WHY never manipulate, they inspire. And the people who follow them don't do so because they have to; they follow because they want to. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them.
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LisaLovesToRead
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Captivating! I want to look up Sinek‘s other works now. This concept is so seemingly simple, but without the why, most efforts will prove unsustainable. Sinek offers so many examples and journeys where companies got this right and wrong. It‘s very thought provoking! It‘s also applicable to our individual and personal lives.

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dainarmb
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Haven't been reading lately, but my latest B&N haul!

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DinoMom
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These are the books I have recommended the most.
1) Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor
2) Stiff - Mary Roach
3) Start with the Why - Simon Sinek
4) Terra Nullius - Claire Coleman
5) How to be be an Antiracist - Ibram X Kendi
6) Bitten - Kelley Armstrong
7) Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kilmer
8) Ice Planet Barbarian - Ruby Dixon

Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@ShelleyBooksie I know you have lots of one you recommend!

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janeycanuck
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Mehso-so

I found the constant capitalisation of WHY, HOW and WHAT to be incredibly distracting. But that may have been a good thing because this felt quite repetitive, even given its short length.

Book 2/24 for #ReadingRandomizer

slategreyskies I‘ve never heard of the reading randomizer challenge. I‘m thinking about it, but I‘m such a mood reader that I‘m not sure I‘d actually do the ones that got chosen for me. 🤣 7mo
janeycanuck @slategreyskies I found it on Storygraph. A lot of my TBR are books that every time I look at them, I think “man, I want to read that” so this is good for helping me choose. And sure enough - almost every title that came up as I was doing my picks, I said “ooh, I can‘t wait to read that!” 7mo
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ChasingOm
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On June 20th, I launched a Burnout Recovery Coaching program, geared specifically towards folx who work in political spaces. I started reading this book the day I launched and I‘m now really looking forward to doing an Instagram story tomorrow about my own why — about how helping political people stay happy and centered is my way of contributing to ALL the political causes that I feel strongly about…I want to help the people who help people. ✌🏻

ChasingOm If you want to watch one of the author‘s TED talks, I highly recommend this one. I used to send it to my candidates when they decided they wanted to run for office: https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action/up-next?l... 12mo
SamAnne Oh, interested in this. I have been in conservation work for 30 plus years and recently hit a wall. I work on fisheries/river restoration in the West and it has just felt like the apocalypse. 12mo
ChasingOm Oh gosh, @SamAnne, yes. My parents had a three week river trip to Montana planned this month and they had to cancel it last week because of how bad it is. 💔 You‘re doing important work! 12mo
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janjanregala
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One of my recommended books if you want learn how to have deeper meaning of what's your purpose in life.

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Julsmarshall
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Good, some great business nuggets in here though a bit dated in some areas. Had been on my #TBR forever and was a good listen while housecleaning and wrapping presents.

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Julsmarshall
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#currentlisten while running errands.

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ShannikaKim
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Twainy
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🎧 Not bad but wasn‘t what I was looking for. More for someone thinking about starting a business or a business trying to get its groove back. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LiterRohde
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“What good is it to have a belly if there's no fire in it? Wake up, drink your passion, light a match and get to work.”

#QuotsyJan20 | 02: #Motivation

📷: Made with Typorama

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Vanessa.Rae
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****

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Highly recommend. This is a must read for anyone looking for clarity in their life. Sinek nails the issues that lead to so many failures in all aspects of life. This book helped broaden my perspective and narrow my focus.
#Nonfiction #business #motivation

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Vivlio_Gnosi

Never stop talking about what you believe and how you're going to change the world so you can start talking about what you do.
People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it!
#Nonfiction #business #motivation

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Vivlio_Gnosi

If people don't have a positive visceral reaction to your company branding then it's time to reevaluate your why and how you're communicating it to your customers.
#Nonfiction #business #motivation

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Vivlio_Gnosi

Are you trying to run a company or lead a movement? Don't just motive but inspire those around you to maintain the power of your vision.
Never forget the power of additional perspectives and that every movement is personal and inherintantly involves emotion.

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Vivlio_Gnosi

CEOs need to be strong Why types who have vision and is willing to publically preach it.
CFOs or COOs need to be strong How people who know they're not visionaries but are really good at sharing the CEOs inspiration in tangible ways.
#Nonfiction #business #motivation

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Vivlio_Gnosi

Vision Statement: the public statement of the founder's intent, why the company exists. It's literally the vision of a future that does not yet exist.
Mission Statement: description of the root guiding principles. How the company intends to create that future.
#Nonfiction #business #motivation

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Vivlio_Gnosi

Authenticity is impossible without a clear understanding of why.
#Nonfiction #NFNov #business #motivation @rsteve388 @Clwojick #TodayILearned #TIL

Clwojick 4pt. 3y
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Vivlio_Gnosi

If you don't know why, how will anyone else?
#Nonfiction #NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Vivlio_Gnosi

Start with Why then How then What to inspire a following of your brand instead of pushing an exchange.
#Nonfiction #NFNov #audiobook #business #motivation @rsteve388 @Clwojick #TodayILearned #TIL

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Vivlio_Gnosi

Moving this #Nonfiction #business #motivation #audiobook from my #TBR stack to my Current Reading stack.
#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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rsteve388 You dived into this topic hard core. I want to know how many you finished at the end of the month! Holy cow. 3y
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Vivlio_Gnosi Thanks! #Nonfiction is my passion so I lit up when I saw #NFNov. This challenge has really pushed me so I appreciate it even more! 3y
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Well-ReadNeck
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I read this for a non-profit board that I‘m on. A great read for any business owner or organization leader. Sinek‘s TED talk was great, too.

akaGingerK I very much enjoyed his new one - I really need to read Start With Why! 3y
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naddu2122
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As I always loved to know more about Apple.Inc and it talks much more times about it. The knowledge it has is worth to thousands and the story of runner was the moment I got goosebumps with that thought there and this made me so much energetic and influenced......😊 #startwithwhy #quotes

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vlwelser
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I finally finished this one. It's really inspiring. I really like this author. I'll have to check out his other books. 💖📚

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vlwelser
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A book that uses Dr. Seuss to prove a point? Yes! 👍🌟

Tanisha_A And that bookmark! 😍 4y
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nadielle_acosta
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Great insight theory on what should be the right approach to your goals and dreams. Would recommend it for literally everybody🙌🏽

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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M7mdysry

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BookMattic
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People don‘t but What you do, they buy Why you do it. #startwithwhy #purpose #entrepreneur #career #nonfiction

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science_of_success
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"Working hard for something we do not care for is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion."
- Simon Sinek, Start with Why

#business #leadership #nonficion #selfhelp #personaldevelopment #management #sinek #simonsinek #startwithwhy #quote

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JoyBlue
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There were some nifty nuggets. A fair amount of repetition marred my overall experience; but it definitely gave me some food for thought. I didn‘t care for the author as narrator: he pronounces some words so oddly that it was like nails on a chalkboard.

ReadingEnvy I like him in TED talk length or interview length but I read another of his books and it was excruciatingly needlessly stretched out. 4y
JoyBlue @ReadingEnvy Thanks for the reminder: I was meaning to watch the related TED talk. 😉 4y
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Gabyferbo
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If you are feeling like your are not living your life to its fullest potential, do not feel happy with what you do, or have trouble finding what is your purpose in life then this book is more than perfect for you. In this book Sinek teaches you what a purpose is and how to find yours to (100% guaranteed) succeed in life with his strategies. You‘ll definetly feel more motivated and your life will change❤️

Chelleo Welcome! Checkout #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. They‘re great and should help you get settled in. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
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M7mdysry Did you find your why?! 4y
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Leslie2
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A little reading for personal growth and development

Gabyferbo I reas this book during spring break and I can say it changed my life‼️ 4y
Leslie2 @Gabyferbo I can see why, and I am only a couple of chapters in!! 4y
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MrBook
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I...I don't even know where to start with this. What do I need to caution about to that particular segment of the child population? 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Craftylikefox 😂😂😂 4y
Craftylikefox Slow children with no shoulders? what about that dead end... maybe an x-files episode in that area? 4y
ReadingRover I think that anyone with no shoulders is pretty disturbing not just kids 😝 4y
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julesG 😂😂😂 4y
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Soubhiville Whoa, no shoulders? 🤣 4y
CoffeeNBooks 🤣🤣 4y
riversong153 These must be some killer kids!! 😂😂 but since they‘re slow you could out run them. It does make me wonder how they get through life without shoulders though 🤔 4y
Char 🤣 that is a great sign 4y
ReadZenRites So THESE must be the Peculiar Children that need Miss P‘s Home!?!?😂😂 4y
BookaholicNatty @ReadZenRites 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 4y
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kuhkuhbird
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It‘s Spring Book Club time at the Firm. This selection from the leadership team really gets to the core of doing business. And specifically served to remind me (amid all of the goings on) WHY I get out of the bed every morning. Must read for leaders—informal ones, too! There‘s a 15 minutes TED talk from Simon that is a great introduction to this book. #bookclub #leadership

Gabyferbo Life changer‼️🙌🏽 4y
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Ingridelaine82
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First encounter with this writer. I was unsure what I was going to get with this (if it was about working or time management), but honestly it was a book that really helps you to speak to why you do everything. I mean it can help you understand the motivations behind your work or help you focus on why you do things in your work life or in your own business. A really deeper through provoking book than I was expecting.

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underground_bks
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My husband (and business partner) and I listened to this on our way to a conference, and this book gave us more ideas, more productive conversations, and more actionable advice than the conference did.

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Why

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PatriciaU
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Last May, I participated in an intensive 4 week program led by Seth Godin called altMBA. It was an amazing learning experience. Today I received a box of these books from Seth and Penguin/Random House. So much goodness here! Can‘t wait to dive in!

Jinjer 👀 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow. Seth is an amazing thinker and writer. 5y
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BillAicher
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Communicate clearly and you shall be understood.

TamarackTrail We're reading this for our book club this month. Was it a good one? 4y
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PeterDWebb
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One of the best books I've read all year. People don't care what you're selling. It's why you're selling it.

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trifus
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When we get caught up with the how and what, it's easy to forget WHY we do it. #simonsinek #startwithwhy #tedtalk #nonfiction #businessbook #why

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abbylibrarian
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Just went to an amazing Youth Services leadership conference and now I'm continuing the learning at home with some recommended books! #PowerUp17 #librarylife

KCorter I read Strengthfinders in college for a couple of classes! It is excellent. 5y
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AuthorQwantuAmaru
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Simple yet revolutionary concept that had me rethinking everything! Check it out!

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AuthorQwantuAmaru

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