Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World [Kindle Edition]

I am currently reading Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt. It looks to be a great book for entrepreneurs and is currently on sale at Amazon. Here’s the description from Amazon:


Michael Hyatt, one of the top business bloggers in the world, provides down-to-earth guidance for building and expanding a powerful platform.

To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creatives are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace. Hyatt speaks from experience. He writes one of the top 800 blogs in the world and has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter. His large and growing platform serves as the foundation for his successful writing, speaking, and consulting practice.

In Platform, Hyatt will teach readers not only how to extend their influence, but also how to monetize it and build a sustainable career. The key? By building a platform. It has never been easier, less expensive, or more possible than right now. . .  The book includes:

  • proven strategies
  • easy-to-replicate formulas
  • practical tips

Social media technologies have changed everything. Now, for the first time in history, non-celebrities can get noticed—and win big!—in an increasingly noisy world.


“I’ve known Michael Hyatt for more than a decade, and during thattime I’ve seen him master just about every social media platform that’s hit thescene. He’s used blogging, Facebook, Twitter and more to expand his personalplatform from a successful book publisher to a leading national brand of hisown. Trust me, this guy knows what he’s talking about—so pay attention!” —DAVE RAMSEY, New York Times Best-selling Author, Host, “The Dave Ramsey Show”

“A generous book from a man who knows what he’s talking about.Michael Hyatt has built a platform, and you can too.” —SETH GODIN, New York TimesBest-selling Author, We Are All Weird

Platform is absolutely essential to delivering value. As a big fanof Michael Hyatt, I’m excited he’s sharing this with you. Your job? Learn aboutthis and implement it. Your success depends on it.” —CHRISBROGAN, President, Human Business Works, New York Times Best-selling Author

“Michael Hyatt is the authority on creating aplatform in our crowded world, and Platform is the definitive,step-by-step guide to building a platform—from the ground up. If you’re longingto become a true influencer in this world, Hyatt can teach you how. With Platform,Hyatt’s done the near-impossible: create a guide even more useful thanhis wildly popular blog!” CLAIRE DÍAZ ORTIZ, SocialInnovation, Twitter, Inc.

“I have watched Michael Hyatt build his own platform from the groundup to become one of the largest in the world. And he has done so with thestrategies and tips he outlines in this very practical book. Any author,speaker, or small business owner who wants a blueprint for getting the attentionand visibility they want, needs to read this book.” JOHN C. MAXWELL, New York Times Best-sellingAuthor, and Leadership Expert

“Michael Hyatt is a pioneer in social media who is now generouslysharing his ‘secrets’ with those of us who have been marveling at his successfor many years. Whether you are a seasoned writer, blogger, speaker and socialmedia enthusiast, or just now starting out, this book will help you take thatnext step and begin to build a platform of your own.” DAN T.CATHY, President & COO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

“In today’s world, having an idea isn’t enough to land a book orrecord deal, get a movie made or find funding for your startup.  You needa platform: A connected following that’s ready to try, buy and spread the word.Final…


Kindle Daily Deal Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box [Kindle Edition]

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box is $1.99 today. Here’s the description from Amazon:


International bestseller—over 750,000 copies sold and translated into 22 languages.

Revised throughout, with a new section to help readers apply the lessons in the book.

Reveals how we unwittingly sabotage relationships, at work and at home, despite our best intentions—and how we can stop.

Since its original publication, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it has sold more copies each year since 2004 than it did in any of the first four years after publication. The book’s central insight—that the key to leadership lays not in what we do, but in who we are—has proved to have powerful resonances not only for organizational leadership, but in readers’ personal lives as well. This new edition has been revised throughout to make the story more readable and compelling. And drawing on the extensive correspondence the authors have received over the years they have added a section that outlines the many ways that readers have been using Leadership and Self-Deception, focusing on five specific areas: hiring, teambuilding, conflict resolution, accountability, and personal growth and development. Leadership and Self-Deception uses an entertaining story about an executive facing challenges at work and at home to expose the subtle psychological processes that conceal our true motivations and intentions from us and trap us in a “box” of endless self-justification—even when we’re convinced we’re doing the right thing. Most importantly, the book shows us the way out. Readers will discover what millions already have—how to consistently tap into and act on their innate sense of what’s right, dramatically improving all of their relationships.


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By Dave Ramsey / Howard Books

Take your business to the next level! Whether you’re sitting at the CEO’s desk, the middle manager’s cubicle, or a card table in your living-room-based start-up, this practical step-by-step guide shows you how to unify and inspire your team; handle money and debt; deal with contracts and vendors; reach every goal you set; and more! 320 pages, hardcover from Howard.

A Higher Standard

A leader is respected when he holds himself to a higher standard. When everyone thinks of you as ‘one of the guys’ they might feel more comfortable being around you, but they can’t fully respect you as their leader because they know you too well. They might think of you as the boss, but that doesn’t mean they think of you as a leader.

When everyone in the office uses bad language their fellow workers don’t think anything of it, but when the person they look up to as the leader uses the same language they talk among themselves about how they were surprised that someone in their position would talk like that. Without realizing it or knowing why, they are holding their leaders to a higher standard. This standard holds for your work ethic, time management, and even education.

Leaders should be more reserved. This shows the character of leadership. This doesn’t mean that you think you’re better than anyone else. The fact is, people tend to hold their leaders to a higher standard, so why not hold yourself to that same standard?

Rising to the Call of Leadership

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By Random House, Inc

Rising to the Call of Leadership is a 6-week small-group study for people who are interested in learning for themselves more about what the Bible says on various subjects, but who have only limited time to meet together. In this study of four important leaders of Israel- Eli, Samuel, Saul, and David-you’ll explore key leadership principles, including how to make wise decisions under pressure, deal effectively with mistakes, and set a course that others will follow. Most important, you’ll learn what God expects of you-and how you can rise to the call of effective leadership.