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Podcast with Steve Benjamins: Confessions of an Entrepreneur & Musician

Steve Benjamins is a designer, software developer and musician living in Canada. In 2012, after he moved to Toronto, Steve decided to not take a job for a while and, instead, launch a series of products and see if any of them sticks. Among them, he started Site Builder Report, a website that's now visited by [...]

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Why you should always start with WHY? [Book Club Talk]

Simon Sinek's Start with Why is one of the most recommended books by entrepreneurs across all industries. He published this book 2009, after he studied leaders who've had the greatest impact over the world. He discovered a pattern in their thinking process, in how they're approaching business, and shared those insig [...]

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The CEO Library Podcast in Review: What we Learned & Future plans

This week we have a special edition episode of The CEO Library Podcast. Together with Vlad, I dissect all 9 episodes we released every week for this podcast. We're looking at how we improved during these past months, what feedback we received, and what were our most appreciated episodes. You'll also find out what to [...]

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Our first podcast guest: Mike Benkovich [Self-Improvement Lessons from an Entrepreneur]

Last year, when I was talking to Bobby about our future plans for The CEO Library, we discussed the possibility of starting a podcast. I'm an introvert who'd rather close herself in her own head (or a house built out of books), so the idea of getting myself exposed through a podcast utterly terrified me. At the s [...]

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How to upload ebooks to your Kindle

So you got yourself that nice new ebook, like the one we're offering for free to our newsletter subscribers. Now it's time to upload it to your ebook reader device, and we'll show you how to do it on Kindles. There are several ways you can do that and here are the easiest ones. 1. Send the book to Kindle by email [...]

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Just Launched: The 12-Month Reading Plan for Early Entrepreneurs

We've been working on ways to improve our newsletter. Here are a couple of important updates that we implemented in the past days: 1. If you subscribe, you receive a reading plan created by Bobby Voicu, our CEO and co-founder, for any early entrepreneur. If you want to start your own company or already took the l [...]

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Lessons Learned from The Lean Startup & How we Put them into Practice (Book Club Talk)

MVP, pivoting, A/B testing, product-market fit - these are just a few of the concepts that you hear entrepreneurs talk about on a daily basis. They started to be popularized in 2011, when The Lean Startup by Eric Ries was published. The book describes a methodology anyone can use to create and grow startups, or [...]

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What to do with only 24h day? (how books & experiences shaped our productivity)

Do you feel like you're making the best use of your time? Or are you always anxious, under pressure, drowning in an ocean of things that you never get the time to approach and tick off your work and personal lists? If the latter version is closer to your reality, perhaps our new podcast episode will help. We can't t [...]

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Is it possible to read 100 books per year? (A talk about how to read more in 2018)

A new year just began. A clean slate. The perfect time to promise ourselves that we'll change into better versions make plans and resolutions. Among those, we must find time to read more books, many more than last year! Or should I say "make" time instead of "finding" it? Fabrice Grinda, one of the world's leadi [...]

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Our Reading Year: The Books We (the Team Behind The CEO Library) Loved in 2017

About four months ago, we founded The CEO Library as the place to-go for books recommendations from business people we look up to. Since then, we added more than a thousand titles, but never got the chance to talk about the books that we, the team behind The CEO Library, personally read and recommend. We're now taki [...]

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: a talk about the feedback we received

In what ways did the feedback affect us? Whose words we chose to ignore and whose we decided to take into consideration? What lessons did we learn? What changes are we going to make and why? Yes, this is what our third episode of The CEO Library podcast is about: the feedback we received about our podcast. The go [...]

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The CEO Library Round-Up: Best Books Read in 2017

This the time of the year when we look inward, analyzing, making plans and lists for the next year. In the past 3 months we (The CEO Library team) had the chance to talk to lots of wonderful people, the kind that we look up to. People who successfully started and run a business, manage teams, freelancers and the lik [...]

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Giving and receiving feedback is a skill (Book Club Talk: Thanks for the Feedback)

The second episode of our podcast is here! And this time you get to listen to the complete team: Cristina, Bobby, Vlad and Theo. Not long after we started The CEO Library, Bobby came up with the idea that we should start a book club - an extremely small one, just within our team. :) Once every two weeks, one of [...]

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The CEO Library podcast is here!

Hello, my dear book worms! I come bearing good news: I'm glad to announce the launch of our first ever podcast for The CEO Library! :) You now have the opportunity to listen to me (Cristina), Bobby (my co-founder) and Vlad talk about books, business, and The CEO Library - its current status, what we learned in th [...]

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