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Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek is an optimist. He teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. From members of Congress to foreign ambassadors, from small businesses to corporations like Microsoft and 3M, from Hollywood to the Pentagon, he has presented his ideas about the power of why. He has written two books, Leaders Eat Last and Start With Why and is quoted frequently by national publications. Sinek also regularly shares 140 characters of inspiration on Twitter (@simonsinek).

The Best 12 Books on Simon Sinek

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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.
 
In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.
 
Sinek starts with a fundamental question: 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 success over and over?
 
People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. 
 
START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the 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.
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The Topline Summary of: Simon Sinek's Start with Why - Be a Great Leader and Inspire Other People to Take Action (Topline Summaries)

The Topline Summary in a Sentence is: It doesn’t matter WHAT you do. It matters WHY you do it.

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The latest book to get the infamous 'Topline Summary Treatment' is Simon Sinek's groundbreaking book, Start with Why.

“The more organizations and people who learn to start with WHY, the more people there will be who wake up being fulfilled by the work they do.” – Simon Sinek, Start with Why

Have you ever wondered why some companies fail, others do average, and some - the rare few – become huge success stories? Why is it that some leaders never achieve greatness and others motivate millions? What sets apart the mundane from the masterful, the indifferent from the inspirational?

Simon Sinek encapsulated the answers to all of these questions in his groundbreaking book Start with Why, following on from his hugely popular and now legendary TED talk. We have extracted the best and most pertinent parts of the book and here it now is, available just a short read away!
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Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do – in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations.
 
Now Find Your Why picks up where Start With Why left off. It shows you how to apply Simon Sinek’s powerful insights so that you can find more inspiration at work -- and in turn inspire those around you.
 
I believe fulfillment is a right and not a privilege. We are all entitled to wake up in the morning inspired to go to work, feel safe when we’re there and return home fulfilled at the end of the day. Achieving that fulfillment starts with understanding exactly WHY we do what we do. 
 
As Start With Why has spread around the world, countless readers have asked me the same question: How can I apply Start With Why to my career, team, company or nonprofit? Along with two of my colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, I created this hands-on, step-by-step guide to help you find your WHY.

With detailed exercises, illustrations, and action steps for every stage of the process, Find Your Why can help you address many important concerns, including:
 
* What if my WHY sounds just like my competitor’s?
* Can I have more than one WHY?
* If my work doesn’t match my WHY, what should I do?
* What if my team can’t agree on our WHY?
 
Whether you've just started your first job, are leading a team, or are CEO of your own company, the exercises in this book will help guide you on a path to long-term success and fulfillment, for both you and your colleagues. 
 
Thank you for joining us as we work together to build a world in which more people start with WHY.
 
Inspire on!
-- Simon

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Encuentra tu porqué (Gestión del conocimiento) (Spanish Edition)

 A través de sus libros “Empieza con el porqué”, “Los líderes comen al final” y “Juntos es mejor”, Simon Sinek ha hecho reflexionar a millones de personas y equipos acerca de qué es lo que hacen y por qué lo hacen. En este nuevo y práctico libro, fruto del trabajo del autor y su equipo con cientos de personas y empresas, se explica cómo encontrar tu porqué y se brindan herramientas prácticas para ello. Todo el mundo tiene el derecho a sentirse realizado con su trabajo y para ello lo más importante es saber por qué lo hace.Este libro brinda la respuesta que muchos buscaban acerca de cómo buscar y encontrar ese porqué que te permitirá conseguir hacer lo que más te satisface.
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Juntos es mejor (Spanish Edition)

Una breve historia, bellamente ilustrada, para disfrutar reflexionando sobre lo que queremos hacer de nuestra vida y con quien queremos hacerlo ya que juntos siempre es mejor. Trabajar duro por algo que no nos importa se llama estres. Trabajar duro por algo que nos importa se llama pasion, y aunque hay muchos caminos que nos conducen a un incierto futuro, la mejor manera de asegurarnos de disfrutar el viaje es hacerlo con la compania de gente en la que confiamos. Un libro ideal para regalar. / This richly illustrated fable tells a delightful story of three kids who go on a journey to a new playground and take a stand for what they believe. The story is a metaphor for anyone looking to make a change or wondering how to pursue their dreams.
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Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration

Simon Sinek sparked a movement with his bestsellers START WITH WHY and LEADERS EAT LAST. Now this beautifully illustrated book will inspire more readers to ask for help, help others, and discover their own courage through a charming story about change.
 
Life is a series of choices. Do we go left or right? Jump forward or hold back?
 
Sometimes our choices work out for the better…and sometimes they don’t. But there is one choice, regardless of every other decision, that profoundly affects how we feel about our journey: Do we go alone or do we go together?
 
It is the courageous few who ask for help. It is the giving few willing to help others. We can all find the courage we need and know the joy of service – the minute we learn that together is better.
 
Filled with inspiring quotes, this richly illustrated fable tells a delightful story of three kids who go on a journey to a new playground and take a stand for what they believe. The story is a metaphor for anyone looking to make a change or wondering how to pursue their dreams. And the message is simple: relationships – real, human relationships – really, really matter. The stronger our relationships, the stronger the bonds of trust and cooperation, the more we can accomplish and the more joy and fulfillment we get from our work and personal lives.
 
The three heroes are archetypes who represent us all at various points in our lives. Their main challenge is the same one we face every day: How can we find the things we’re looking for? According to Sinek, if we each do our part to help advance a shared vision, we can build the world we imagine.
 
In addition to the story itself, Sinek shares such profound lessons as: 
 
· A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.
 
· Fight against something and we focus on the thing we hate. Fight for something and we focus on the thing we love.
 
· Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.
 
· A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him become stars.
 
Together is Better was designed to be given as a gift to someone you want to inspire, or to say thank you to someone who inspires you. It's completely different from Sinek's previous work. It may look like a children's book, but it's definitely for adults.

This book includes a special page featuring the Scent of Optimism.

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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

Finally in paperback: the New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.
    
Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.
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Los líderes comen al final (edición revisada) (Gestión del conocimiento) (Spanish Edition)

  • Nueva edición revisada que incluye un nuevo capítulo sobre cómo liderar a millennials.
  • Gran Best Seller en Estados Unidos.
  • Autor consagrado con alto perfil mediático (uno de los videos TED más vistos)
¿Por qué tan pocas personas dicen “amo mi trabajo”? Imagine un mundo donde todas las personas se levantasen inspiradas y con ganas de ir a trabajar, se sintiesen valoradas durante el día y regresasen a sus hogares satisfechos. Simon Sinek lleva años recorriendo el mundo y observando que algunos equipos de trabajo podían confiar totalmente en sus compañeros, hasta arriesgar la vida, mientras que otros no importaba qué metodología se aplicara para incentivarlos, eran incapaces de evitar la fragmentación del equipo. La respuesta la encontró durante una conversación con un general que dijo que “Los oficiales comen al final”. Sinek observó que quienes primero comen son los soldados y al final de la fila se pueden encontrar a los de mayor rango. Lo que resultaba simbólico en el restaurante era básico para la supervivencia en la batalla y en cualquier equipo. Este principio ha funcionado desde las más primigenias tribus humanas, no es una teoría de management, es biología y Sinek nos lo demuestra en este libro.
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Empieza con el porque (Gestión del conocimiento) (Spanish Edition)

Nueva edición en castellano del primer libro de Simon Sinek que en poco tiempo ya se ha convertido en un clásico ya que es la base de uno de los vídeos TED más visionados.Para Sinek, lo importante no es tanto qué es lo que haces como el porqué lo haces. Lo esencial es saber por qué haces lo que haces, por qué existes. Aprender a formular las preguntas adecuadas te permitirán tener una empresa inspiradora, proyectos innovadores y gente comprometida para desarrollarlos. Sinek explica cómo crear el marco adecuado en una organización para conseguir esos propósitos.
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The Infinite Game

Do you know how to play the game you’re in?
 
In finite games, like football or chess, the players are known, the rules are fixed, and the endpoint is clear. The winners and losers are easily identified.
 
In infinite games, like business or politics or life itself, the players come and go, the rules are changeable, and there is no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers in an infinite game; there is only ahead and behind.
 
The more I started to understand the difference between finite and infinite games, the more I began to see infinite games all around us. I started to see that many of the struggles that organizations face exist simply because their leaders were playing with a finite mindset in an infinite game. These organizations tend to lag behind in innovation, discretionary effort, morale and ultimately performance.
 
The leaders who embrace an infinite mindset, in stark contrast, build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Their people trust each other and their leaders. They have the resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world, while their competitors fall by the wayside. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead the rest of us into the future.
 
Any worthwhile undertaking starts with Why – the purpose, cause or belief that inspires us to do what we do and inspires others to join us. Good leaders know how to build Circles of Safety that promote trust and cooperation throughout their organizations. But that’s not enough to help us chart a course through the unpredictable, often chaotic landscape of today’s marketplace.
 
I now believe that the ability to adopt an infinite mindset is a prerequisite for any leader who aspires to leave their organization in better shape than they found it.
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Summary Of "Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action - By Simon Sinek"

This book sets out clearly and detailed why, the reason why certain individuals and companies are much more successful, effective and innovative than others, even for companies that have access to the same resources, technology and personnel. It shows how to run a business so that it attracts customers and, in turn, keeps employees satisfied. You will find in the book a way of thinking, acting and communicating that makes some leaders develop the ability to involve and inspire those around them. Born leaders, those who truly lead, are able to generate in people a sense of belonging, to recognise a purpose that goes far beyond the economic, external incentives they will obtain. Leaders do not influence, inspire. People who have an open mind to new ideas, who aspire to lasting success and who believe that this success requires the input of others, this book is dedicated to them. From now on, I start with the "why".
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Frag immer erst: warum: Wie Top-Firmen und Führungskräfte zum Erfolg inspirieren (German Edition)

Am Beginn einer jeden Erfolgsgeschichte steht eine einfache Frage: Warum? Warum sind manche Organisationen profitabler als andere? Warum werden einige Führungskräfte von ihren Mitarbeitern mehr geschätzt und andere weniger? Warum sind manche Menschen in der Lage, immer und immer wieder erfolgreich zu sein? In seinem Bestseller, der nun zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache erscheint, zeigt Simon Sinek, dass erfolgreiche Persönlichkeiten wie Martin Luther King Jr. oder Steve Jobs alle nach demselben, natürlichen Muster dachten, handelten und kommunizierten. Am Anfang ihres Wirkens stand immer die Frage nach dem Warum. Mit diesem Ansatz schafften sie es, bedeutende Dinge zu vollbringen und darüber hinaus ihre Mitstreiter zu inspirieren. Sich an diesen Vorbildern orientierend, gibt Sinek in seinem Ratgeber nun Führungskräften, Unternehmen, aber auch Privatpersonen einen Leitfaden an die Hand, der zum endgültigen Erfolg verhilft. Dabei erklärt er das so erfolgreiche Muster, welches dem goldenen Schnitt ähnlich ist, und auf den drei elementaren Fragen basiert: Warum? Wie? Was? Dadurch eröffnen sich dem Leser völlig neue Möglichkeiten und er wird lernen, dass die Motivierung von Mitarbeitern viel zielführender ist als ihre Manipulation! Und dies geht ganz einfach: einfach "Warum?" fragen.
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