The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up

The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up


By (author) Norm Brodsky, By (author) Bo Burlingham, Read by Sean Pratt

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  • Publisher: Gildan Media Corporation
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 150mm x 33mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • ISBN 10: 1596592737
  • ISBN 13: 9781596592735
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,260,175

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People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or specific rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran entrepreneur Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street-smart people solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. He calls it "the knack" and it has made all the difference to the eight successful start-ups of his career. Brodsky explores this mind-set every month in "Inc." magazine, in the hugely popular column he co-writes with journalist and author Bo Burlingham (best known for his acclaimed book "Small Giants"). In both their column and now their audio book, they tell stories about real companies facing real challenges, and tell listeners how to apply "the knack" to their own businesses. Brodsky and Burlingham offer essential advice such as: . Follow the numbers-that's the best way to spot problems before they become life threatening . Keep focusing on your real goal-it's amazingly easy to get sidetracked by secondary concerns . Don't get so close to the problem that you lose all perspective Brodsky and Burlingham prove that street smarts and business acumen can be within any entrepreneur's reach."

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Author information

Norm Brodsky, the founder of Citi Storage, is an entrepreneur and a three-time "Inc." 500 honoree. He began writing his monthly Inc. column (with Burlingham) in December 1995. He lives in Brooklyn, New York Bo Burlingham is "Inc.'s" editor at large. He is the coauthor of "The Great Game of Business "and "A Stake in the Outcome, " and the author of "Small Giants." He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.