NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING BOOKS OF 2018 BY INC.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST STARTUP BOOKS OF ALL TIME BY BOOKAUTHORITY
The Messy Middle is the indispensable guide to navigating the volatility of new ventures and leading bold creative projects by Scott Belsky, bestselling author, entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, and product advisor to many of today's top start-ups.
Creating something from nothing is an unpredictable journey. The first mile births a new idea into existence, and the final mile is all about letting go. We love talking about starts and finishes, even though the middle stretch is the most important and often the most ignored and misunderstood.
Broken into three sections with 100+ lessons, this no-nonsense book will help you:
• Endure the roller coaster of successes and failures by strengthening your resolve, embracing the long-game, and short-circuiting your reward system to get to the finish line.
• Optimize what’s working so you can improve the way you hire, better manage your team, and meet your customers’ needs.
• Finish strong and avoid the pitfalls many entrepreneurs make, so you can overcome resistance, exit gracefully, and continue onto your next creative endeavor with ease.
With insightful interviews from today’s leading entrepreneurs, artists, writers, and executives, as well as Belsky’s own experience working with companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber, and sweetgreen, The Messy Middle will outfit you to find your way through the hardest parts of any bold project or new venture.
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I just finished The Messy Middle and I’m still not quite over the journey that I just took.
To cut to the chase and be clear, your book is brilliant! It’s insightful, thoughtful, honest, humble, and at the same time quite entertaining.
It’s full of advices, tips and hacks, and each one is combined with a compelling anecdote, example or personal experience.
I was attracted to The Messy Middle because its title because it’s a relatively ignored topic, despite its relevancy. I had no idea that it would become one of my toolbox on such a vast array of important topics.
It’s a must read!!!