Book review: The start-up of you

I bought this book because it was written by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, and because it’s so damn easy to buy books on Kindle.

It was a quick read, and I should say I’m a bit disappointed. If you want to save time and money – go to the book’s web page and you’ll get all main ideas that are described in the full version.

Yes, the world is changing very fast. You don’t want to become a Detroit of the modern age. You should not expect a life-time employment in one company. Go learn new stuff, go meet people to find interesting opportunities. I was expecting a more insightful book with less direct LinkedIn service promotion, but in the end got a help-yourself, very Silicon Valley-centric guide on building a network using LinkedIn.

Unfortunately I cannot recommend this book, unless it’s news for you that you need to invest in continuous self-education and network building to succeed.


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