Summary of Killing It
KILLING IT: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart by Sheryl O’Loughlin. Copyright © 2016 by Sheryl O’Loughlin LLC. Published by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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In this tell-all, personal account, serial entrepreneur Sheryl O’Loughlin – the former CEO of Clif Bar, co-founder of Plum Organics and now CEO of REBBL super-herb beverages – lays bare the joy and the agony of running a start-up. She blames the stress of entrepreneurship for sending her into anorexia and laments that long work hours made her a stranger to her two young sons. Yet O’Loughlin remains enthusiastic about the thrill of risky ventures. In a business world that reveres obsessive achievers like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, O’Loughlin offers a reality check: Running a company can be glamorous, grueling, rewarding and harmful to your health. getAbstract recommends her guide to entrepreneurs, to those who work for them and to those who live with them.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why entrepreneurship is exhilarating,
- How it can destroy your health and damage your relationships, and
- Which tested strategies can help you strike a balance between work and family.
About the Author
Sheryl O’Loughlin is the former CEO of Clif Bar, co-founder and CEO of Plum Organics, and current CEO of REBBL super-herb beverages. She also served as executive director of Stanford University’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
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8 months agoReally useful read
9 months agoThe summary is quiet revealing on common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid similar pit holes