2285 books total

Podcast

Everyone Hates Marketers – how Louis Grenier built a podcast out of love for true marketing

"Never meet your super heroes", goes one of the common sayings. I beg to disagree. You should get over your fears and jump at the first opportunity to meet them - you never know where it will take you and what wonderful things you'll get to learn from them. Louis Grenier is one of my heroes: he's made it his life mi [...]

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Armina Sîrbu’s Journey: Building Successful Businesses by Learning how to Talk to People

When Cristina called me to tell me I had to write the post for Armina Sîrbu’s podcast, I have to confess, I had no clue where to start. Not because I don’t know what to say, but because Armina is the kind of woman you look up to and there are a lot of things I like and admire about her. It’s not that she star [...]

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From Paper to Screen: Are Movies as Good as the Books They’re Based on?

Kings, Lords, Counts & Alchemists... can you guess our favorite fiction books? In today's episode you get to listen to us (Cristina, Theo, Vlad) talk about the fiction books that marked us at different moments in life, the movies that trump books they are based on, how you can apply in life & business what y [...]

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Can a 1936 Book Help you Win Friends and Influence People in 2018? [Book-Club Talk]

Can a 1936 book help you win friends and influence people in 2018? This is what we wanted to found out. Of course, we're talking about Dale Carnegie's classic, How to Win Friends and Influence People. It's the book we read for our book-club (or re-read it - after 20 years or so)... and it's not what we expect [...]

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The Amazing Journey of a Marketer: Irina Nica [Podcast Interview]

Before listening to today's podcast episode/interview, you might want to stop from whatever you're currently doing and grab a pen and a notebook. Your mind will be intellectually stimulated like crazy and you'll have TONS of interesting things you'll want to remember. Multitasking is not an option. Irina Nica's a dr [...]

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Stay Away from Business Biographies & Memoirs [Podcast Talk]

This podcast episode started from a simple question: what biographies & memoirs did we, the team behind The CEO Library, read? We've all started and built several businesses in the past decade, we're all avid readers (obviously), but that's where the similarities between us end. That's because we have different i [...]

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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 in 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 in [...]

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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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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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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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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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