The Execution Factor: The One Skill that Drives Success

The Execution Factor: The One Skill that Drives Success

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Learn the best-kept secret of the world's most successful entrepreneurs: EXECUTION!
Kim Perell made headlines for her amazing transformative story of a startup entrepreneur to an internationally renowned CEO and prominent angel investor. From her modest beginnings at her kitchen table, she went from broke to multi-millionaire in just a few short years. Today, she has investments in over 70 startups many of which have been sold to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. Now, in The Execution Factor, she offers indispensable wisdom as she shares her personal journey and proven program for achieving success.
The Execution Factor offers a straightforward approach to success - deliberately designed in a way that anyone can master. Perell flips the notion on its head that success is all about having a great idea, an advanced degree or a high IQ. Because people around the world have achieved their dreams without any of those things. Perell believes the ability to execute is the difference between success and failure.
**Perell is so confident that committing to mastering these 5 traits of execution will lead to your success, that she is putting all of her book royalties into an Execution Fund to help others turn their dreams into reality. The Execution Fund is a seed stage fund that will invest a minimum of $1 million into execution-led companies, providing early financing to entrepreneurs and connecting them with an extensive network of industry experts.**
The Execution Factor is for anyone looking to transform themselves from a "dreamer" to a "doer" and will make you feel like you have a success coach by your side. Perell teaches her unique 5 traits of execution: vision, passion, action, resilience, and relationships. By the time you've completed the book you will have a have a blueprint to achieve your dreams in business and in life. Don't settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary. Master execution and change your life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 504g
  • OH, United States
  • English
  • ed
  • 1260128520
  • 9781260128529
  • 345,317

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"Practical and must-read advice. This book is exactly what the next generation of entrepreneurs needs." --BILL SHAW, President, Entrepreneur Media "The Execution Factor should be read by all entrepreneurs or anyone looking to take their career to the next level. Pay attention and take notes--this book is a blueprint for success."--JAMES BOROW, Global Director of Product Strategy, Snap, Inc. "The Execution Factor is for the entrepreneur in all of us, for the person daydreaming about being their own boss while stuck at a nine to five. Kim Perell knows what it takes to execute a vision, no matter how big or small. There isn't a better book to guide you to turning your ideas into reality."--CHRIS BURCH , CEO of Burch Creative Capital and cofounder of Tory Burch "Since meeting Kim I have always been in awe of her entrepreneurial successes. This book is a great distillation of all of her years of experience and the learnings she has gathered along the way. If you're an entrepreneur, an executive, or someone just starting their career this book is a must have." --ERIC TODA, Director of Marketing at Gap, Inc. "The Execution Factor serves as your personal coach for mastering the one skill that sets successful entrepreneurs apart from others--execution. This book should be on every entrepreneur's shelf, whether you're starting a company or launching a side hustle in your living room."--FRAN HAUSER , former president of digital at Time, Inc. and author of The Myth of the Nice Girl "Kim Perell has written a very personal and compelling guidebook on entrepreneurship, how to execute with excellence, and on the importance of resilience. It's an extremely readable, powerful, and personal narrative that I would highly recommend to all aspiring entrepreneurs. I already have a dozen people in mind with whom I'm going to share this work."--JONATHAN AUERBACH , Chief Strategy and Growth Officer at PayPal "If you're intentional about upskilling or upgrading, The Execution Factor gives you the framework and traits to get there. Through her own wealth of examples and applicable process, Perell has created essential reading that cracks the code on how to drive success in your life and work."--ERICA GOLDEN , Global Talent Development at Apple, Inc. "Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just launching your career, you will benefit from the insights and inspiration in The Execution Factor. I wish I had this book when I was starting out."--KEITH FERRAZZI, New York Times bestselling author of Never Eat Alone and Who's Got Your Back "An easy read with many great takeaways, Kim nails the process of becoming a successful entrepreneur with her five traits of execution. Kim is her own force of nature, and this book will help you make your own path to success crystal clear."
--MEL ROBBINS , author of Kick Ass and The 5 Second Rule "As a venture investor and advisor to large corporations I work with entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs on a daily basis. Kim Perell's book provides practical and must-read advice to every aspiring and experienced entrepreneur."
--EVANGELOS SIMOUDIS , PhD, cofounder and Managing Director of Synapse Partners and author of The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future "Kim Perell is a SPARK--she recognized early on that there are dreamers and doers in this world, and she is undoubtedly a doer. If you're seeking to get ahead, read this book. It shows you that success isn't happenstance. You must work for it, and she shows you how."
--ANGIE MORGAN and COURTNEY LYNCH, New York Times bestselling authors of SPARK "Everyone we admire took action and executed consistently to achieve their success. Kim is right: Visualization without action is delusion. This book will help you execute on the yellow brick road to your Oz."
--KEITH J. CUNNINGHAM, founder, Keys to the Vault and author of The Road Less Stupid "To succeed in business you must be able to execute. Kim's book The Execution Factor provides the right strategies to get things done."
--STEPHEN KEY, bestselling author of One Simple Idea

"Kim is a truly inspiring entrepreneur and leader whose life story is both fascinating and very motivating. I couldn't agree more with the lessons in the Execution Factor - ideas are a dime a dozen. Execution is what really matters."--Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman at NYSE
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Table of contents

Letter to the Reader

1. Hitting Rock Bottom: The Truth about Success

Trait 1: Vision: Your North Star

2. Moon Shot

3. Living Someone Else's Dream

4. Don't Just Think It, Ink It

5. The Loneliest Trait

Vision--Trait Summary and Real-Life Scenario

Trait 2: Passion: What You're Willing to Sacrifice and Suffer For

6. What We Do for Love

7. Emotional Rescue

8. Fueling Your Fire

9. Never Completely Submit to The Dark Side

Passion--Trait Summary and Real-Life Scenario

Trait 3: Action: Taking That First Step and the Next One

10. Setting the Stage to Act!

11. Prioritize Action: Better to Start Than Procrastinate

12. Vision Quest

13. Fear of Flying

Action--Trait Summary and Real-Life Scenario

Trait 4: Resilience: Dealing with Obstacles, Change, and Uncertainty

14. Life Rarely Goes as Planned

15. Bouncing Back After Setbacks

16. Fail Forward

17. Minds & Hearts

18. Practicing and Preparing for Resilience

Resilience--Trait Summary and Real-Life Scenario

Trait 5: Relationships: Having the Right People in Your Life

19. The Human Touch

20. Life Is a Team Sport

21. Audit Your Life

22. Sharing Your Success

Relationships--Trait Summary and Real-Life Scenario

Conclusion: Creating an Execution Blueprint for Your Success



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About Kim Perell

Kim Perell is CEO of Amobee, a global digital marketing company, serving the world's leading brands and agencies across 21 offices worldwide.
She went from being laid off at the age of 23 to becoming a multi-millionaire by the 30, and sold her last company for $235 million in 2014. She is currently an angel investor in 70 companies, 12 of which have successfully been acquired and one that has gone public at a billion-dollar valuation.
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