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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)

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Publisher's Summary

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over?

People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things. In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way - and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

Any organization can explain what it does; some can explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate why. Why is not money or profit - those are always results. Why does your organization exist? Why does it do the things it does? Why do customers really buy from one company or another? Why are people loyal to some leaders but not others? Starting with why works in big business and small business, in the nonprofit world and in politics. Those who start with why never manipulate, they inspire. And people follow them not because they have to; they follow because they want to. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them.

©2009 Simon Sinek (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

"Start with Why is one of the most useful and powerful books I have read in years. Simple and elegant, it shows us how leaders should lead. Highly recommended!" (William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes, cofounder of The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School)

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    Ashley Peat 22/09/2016
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    "Devoid of useful content"

    Just waffles on about the principle of starting with why then repeats over and over without really providing any more value

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    mihow 04/05/2016
    mihow 04/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Simon l, I expected more, a lot more"

    It seems as if Simon has taken his TED talk and put it in the book
    He clearly loves apple, and Martin Luther King
    Literally you can skip the first six hours as it is compilation of his love for Apple and ted talk. He even uses the same sentence
    Sorry Simon

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Ilias P 06/11/2016
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    "worth the listening but not the best out there"

    I liked the book is getting abit repetitive sometimes but overall was ok. I feel that it could be half the lenght and still get all the main points

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 14/11/2016
    Robert 14/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great content on bad quality audio"

    There are moments where the audio crackles or it has excessive echo but the overall message is so powerful that it doesn't even matter

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    Mr. J. D. Hawkins 22/01/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "A Stunning Simple Concept Lost in Todays World"
    If you could sum up Start with Why in three words, what would they be?

    Life Changing Simplicity


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Start with Why?

    The moment i realised that this simple concept can be applied to almost everything you do and say. How did i get to 30 and not realise / be told this.


    What does Simon Sinek bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I always enjoy listening to books more than reading them


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If i could of done then yes


    Any additional comments?

    Take this concept and introduce it to your company / school / organisation, you will be classed a hero!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    stuart 11/08/2015
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    "Life changing"

    Awesome book. But what would you expect from simon. Love his. Ted talks. Powerful message.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    David Holloway 17/03/2017
    David Holloway 17/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant"

    A totally brilliant analysis of the main reason businesses fail where others succeed. Definitely one of the best books I've had an audible so far.

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    Mr. Marc Burrage Chichester, UK 07/03/2017
    Mr. Marc Burrage Chichester, UK 07/03/2017

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    "Inspiring"

    Not a self help book - not at all. This is a great series of talks on what makes a great business.

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    Richard 06/03/2017
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    "Epic!"

    Whole content start to finish is epic. It's changed my perspectives and also my management style. The author narrating it is a nice touch too although I found his voice annoying after a while (although that's subjective I guess). Also try "Legacy" by James Kerr for similar and equally good content

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    Cowbhoy 02/03/2017
    Cowbhoy 02/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Why not?"

    An enjoyable book that explains to you how & why you you start with "Why?" A good mindset to go into business with. Worth a listen if you are going through a library of books.

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  • jason C.
    21/03/17
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    "Great read, awesome listen!"

    I'll be practicing my #CelleryTest from now on! In all aspects of life, start with why.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guy
    15/03/17
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    "Interesting, but too long"

    Illustrates great ideas and is very thought provoking . However, the book gets repetitive around two thirds in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vintila Bogdan
    05/03/17
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    "Makes you think about your WHY!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book has made me a bog fan of Simon Sinek! Just wanted to state this from the start. I really like his style, the calm of his voice and the certainty with which he presents his facts.

    The book has very nice examples and follows a clear direction, has a clear flow. I will admit to the fact that the book tends to drag a bit along with some examples but I'm never the one to object repeating an example as I have stated in previous reviews. I always find this a very good way to make sure that you remember the core idea.

    All in all I really recommend you give this one a listen! It will definitely be worth the while, without shadow of a doubt!

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  • Pekka
    26/02/17
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    "Answering the most crucial question"

    I really loved this, never heard anything like this in Business. This is a real life changer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TIAGO
    31/01/17
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    "Outstanding"

    In one sentence: You would be an absolute fool not to read this great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jahaf
    29/01/17
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    "One of the books that I really ADMIRE "

    Loved it. It's beyond AMAZING, it changes the perspective of my thinking and inspired me as well.

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  • Cliente de Amazon
    28/01/17
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    "Just amazing"

    What the autor teach you through the 14 chapters is just something you must know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Runar Sunde
    13/01/17
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    "So insightfull!"

    The whole book is really insightfull. There is a chapter in the end where he talks about what it has ment for him, very inspiring!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    27/12/16
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    "learn to ask questions with yourself that's"

    important to achieve a great success.. all the best and a great year ahead 2017

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B.A. DEGREGORIO
    23/12/16
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    "Start with Why?"

    This book came at the perfect time for me. It validated why I do what I do, however some real things that I need to work on. This is one of the best books I have 'read'. In fact having Simon read it adds so much authenticity and you can feel the passion in his voice. Brilliant

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