You’re a business owner right?
Ever been told by well-meaning friends and family to “snap out of it”?
This book proposes it’s time to SNAP into it. Let’s get started.
What if the business guru’s were wrong?
You get told you need complex marketing systems, elaborate sales pitches, social media “relationships.” That you must have employee manuals, hiring procedures, and organisational flow charts. But what if everything you have heard about small business was wrong? These conventional, complicated strategies might work for some. But you feel that they’re not for you. Why? Because our fast-paced, ever-changing business environments don’t need complex systems. Instead, small business owners and entrepreneurs like you need something inspirational. Something for when the going is tough. You want to know the common challenges, and you want to see some ideas to overcome them. Ideas that worked and ideas that didn’t – so you can save time by not making the same mistakes. You need a flexible system that focuses your inputs to get the best possible result. You want achievable, practical and helpful advice. Fast. And above all, you need simple. The Simple Manifesto challenges conventional marketing strategies by stepping away from prescriptive, rigid formulas. Instead, this book helps you throw away the complexity, letting you reach your big goals without wasting your precious time. You may even enjoy yourself. The Simple Manifesto delivers valuable insight across four sections. Known as “lenses”, these fresh perspectives focus on simplifying the business building process. The four lenses are: Standpoint, Nonconformist, Approach and Position. Known as SNAP for short, this lensing framework lets you see ways to realign the existing components of your business (and your life). So you can focus your efforts in a new, clearly defined way to produce a better outcome. A successful outcome. The result? Greater clarity for you, the leader and entrepreneur. You're always in control. This book doesn’t demand anything of you. You choose what to accept, reject, do now or do later. Some SNAP lenses will be more relevant for you to focus on right now. While others may be more appropriate to consider further into your business journey. Simple. Fun. Sometimes counter-intuitive – and maybe even controversial. The Simple Manifesto helps you kill complexity – and that’s just what you need.
- Why The Simple Manifesto?
- The Simple Agents (SAs)
- The Creativity Thief
- Parties of Many, Parties of One
- What I Learnt from an Ice Addict
- The Standpoint Shift
- A New Sales Standpoint
- Dream Settings
- What’s Your Centre?
- Eliminate Confusion
- Simplify Your Vision
- Wisdom of the Heart
- Reinventing Your Vision
- Standpoint Theory
- The School of the Con-Artist
- What About the Haters?
- Personality and Perceptions
- Sacking Your Customers
- Loyalty and Broken Promises
- What I Learnt Growing up in a Cult
- Question Authority
- Mind-Numbing Market Research
- Make Your Competition Irrelevant
- Unconventional Customer Profile
- Networking Event Blunders
- Eliminate Options
- The Imperfectionist
- Get Stuff Done by Eliminating Tasks
- Being a Start-up is No Excuse!
- Movements and Momentum
- Branding Lies & Logo Design
- What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
- Simple Website Marketing
- Landing Page Experiments
- Search Engine Optimisation and the Magic Bullet
- In a world that is becoming increasingly complex and confusing, particularly in the world of social media and digital marketing, it is refreshing to find an approach that encourages simplicity and uncovers the practical values of such a position. The Simple Manifesto will provide your…
- Whether you are contemplating going into business, lost faith in your direction, or looking to take your business to the next level, “The Simple Manifesto” clears all the jargon and slick talk. It expands your mind to think outside the box so you can take…
Here's a few great quotes used in the book.
“I am not a genius, I am just curious. I ask many questions and when the answer is simple, then God is answering.”
“The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”
“99.5 percent of the people that walk around and say they are a social media expert or guru are clowns. We are going to live through a devastating social media bubble.”
“When I was about ten, I was very impressed by the way Tarzan could swing through the trees from vine to vine. No one ever told me, ‘Don’t try this at home.’”
“The problem with the Internet is that it gives you everything – reliable material and crazy material. So the problem becomes, how do you discriminate?”
“We believe that the best Web content optimization strategy is something as old as journalism itself: the shocking truth and the authentic opinion.”
“Some people remaster their records six, seven times, remix it three, four times, spend a million hours, then they always go back and hear a demo of it and they’ll say, ‘Aw that sounds so much better than the final mix.”
Peter F. Drucker
“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”
“One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it’s making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it’s the people who already have strong trust relationships with you, who know you’re dedicated, smart, and a team player, who can help you.”
“You can either be informed and your own rulers, or you can be ignorant and have someone else, who is not ignorant, rule over you.”
“I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.”
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