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Take charge of your career and create a life full of learning, adventure, joy, and success utilizing these never-before-shared leadership principles Ann Hiatt learned working alongside the world’s top tech CEOs - Google’s Eric Schmidt, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Yahoo!'s Marissa Mayer.

Whether you’re stuck in your current job, starting your first job and wondering how you can use it as a stepping-stone toward your dream career, or mid-career and wanting to finally be recognized for promotion or a leadership role, this book is for you.

For the first time, Ann Hiatt shares both the daily habits and long-game strategies she learned working side-by-side for decades with the giants of technology at Amazon and Google.

Through clear guidance and incredible stories, Bet on Yourself will teach you:

  • How to define your abilities and speak up so that you can be recognized for the work that you do and the unique capabilities you bring to the table
  • How to create opportunities for yourself when options appear limited and build a purposeful career regardless of your seniority or industry
  • What it takes to build the confidence you need to build your dream career
  • How to exchange your frustration over not getting the recognition you deserve for an empowered, actionable plan for taking control of your professional identity and get promoted.

These tried-and-true methods to take ordinary opportunities and create something extraordinary, and the leadership principles that guide the work of these celebrity CEOs, are directly applicable to your goals.

With a few consistent daily habits, you can build a future that exceeds your wildest expectations. No matter the opportunities available to you in your particular community or career stage, there is a path for you.

©2021 Ann Hiatt (P)2021 HarperCollins Leadership

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Great book

What a great book to help a person have courage to build the career they dream of. She told stories to help cement the ideas she is teaching. it was a very easy read with so much to learn.

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it's a journal with ideas

a lot of stories with morals/principles.
it sounds glamorous to be in the tech world or to have a startup. but what does it really mean? Ann Haitt gives the answers.
there seems to be a desire for the new for the sake of new. by that I mean: getting beyond your comfort zone and entering new areas.
I do not agree with this as a primary idea. but I agree if it is a consequence of a goal.
I disagree with some general ideas. however, I gained a lot of ideas to apply in my business.

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Inspirational, educational and encouraging

I first heard about Anna Hiatt on an NFX podcast episode "Ann Hiatt on Trillion Dollar Leadership" and immediately fell in love with her story. The part where she worked with Jeff Bezos, Erich Schmidt, and Marriissaa Mayer was out of my reach, but the content was still relatable. This podcast got me excited for her new book. I kept putting off finishing the book because I enjoyed the learning process so much that I did not want it to stop. As a young entrepreneur just out of college, I needed guidance and I got it with this book. Not only was it interesting to read and engaging, but I felt like I learned something new in every chapter. I even decided to use her tips and tasks at the end of the chapter as a structure for the different aspects of my project. This book has inspired me, encouraged me, and ensured that my moments of doubt and fear are not obstacles, but an essential part of this journey that I can grow from. It has helped me think about things I can do better and I can say without a doubt - thank you for helping me become a better entrepreneur!

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Interesting and motivating

I really enjoyed this book. A good reminder that anything is possible. You have to believe in yourself and bet on yourself.

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Very Inspiring and Relatable

Ann did an amazing job sharing her stories. She was open and honest about the challenges she faced and overcame throughout her career. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to change careers or move ahead in their current role. The content is relatable on a professional, as well as personal level. Great job, Ann!

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Loved it!

I loved this book. Not only was it super cool to hear about all of Anns experiences working for these high profile CEO’s, it really helped me re-examine my own role in my current job. She talks about not allowing yourself to get comfortable in your role no matter what. I especially love her focus on taking even small and seemingly meaningless tasks seriously. Truly loved it!

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Inspiring and easy to devour

I loved this book and got through it quickly because I didn’t want to stop listening. Ann’s stories of how she made the most of each opportunity has really inspired me to make the most of the little things in my life. It’s great to learn lessons that can apply to both personal and professional goals, all while being entertained by fun stories! You’ll love this book!

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Dang

Listen to the example of someone who worked with some of the most recognizable names in tech. Learn from her experiences. Interesting inside info on how these top performers work and their expectations and how she rose to meet those. Warning: may increase desires for a more proactive life.

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Powerful

Ann provides a personal account of her risecto success from a new hire to her own start up.

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Invigorating!

Wow. I'm lost for words. What a great way to start the new year off listening to this book. I thoroughly enjoyed Anne Hiat's incredible journey from working on her PHD to Amazon, to Google, and then pursuing entrepreneurship and giving full focus to what she desires to do and be. The audio was superb! her voice was on par and upbeat and kept me interested the entire time. Really great book for all with lots of sound business advice, leadership, admitting, laughing and growing from failures. I was engaged the entire 5+ hours. Excellent!

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Surprisingly informative!

Ann has had some really interesting experiences in her life which she shares in great detail in this book!

Throughout the book Ann offers frank advice accompanied by “ROI sprints” for the reader to try at home. I thought the majority of the tips and hacks were insightful and valuable.

Only giving this book 4 stars because I don’t think there was anything groundbreaking in this book. It was however, clear and concise.

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  • 11-02-21

Fantastic book packed with valuable advice

Just finished listening to Ann Haitt’s inspirational book ‘Bet on yourself’ which is packed with useful leadership and career strategies. This book shows you how to create a successful career full of active learning, purposeful risk-taking and seeking out opportunities that take you outside your comfort zone - highly recommend