A groundbreaking book that boldly claims the key to success is not talent, connections, or ideas, but the ability to persuade people to take a chance on your potential.
More than 600,000 new businesses are launched each year. How can a start-up find the funding it needs to survive? When, if at all, should a company go public? How does an entrepreneur build and manage a workplace?and create a lasting legacy?
Conventional wisdom says most startups need to be in Silicon Valley, started by young engineers around a sexy new idea, and backed by VC funding. But as Mikkel Svane reveals in Startupland, the story of founding Zendesk was anything but conventional.
The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 325 schools around the world, providing a roadmap for how to lead a successful and significant life, The Promise of a Pencil resonated with everyone from corporate executives to high school students. Debuting at #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list, it became both an Amazon #1 Bestseller (selling out within 5 days of release) and the #1 bestselling book in the country for