Survival to Thrival: Building the Enterprise Startup: Change or Be Changed

by Bob Tinker & Tae Hea Nahm

If you are an entrepreneur anywhere on the enterprise startup journey, the Survival to Thrival series is for you. In the beginning, it is simply Survival—how not to die? With luck and hard work, it becomes about Thrival—how do we win?

Change or Be Changed—the second book in the series—is about you and the people who make the journey from Survival to Thrival. We were inspired by the question: Why is growing a startup so hard on the people?

Everyone in the startup feels it—the CEO, the leaders, the broader team, and even the board. What drove success at one stage now gets in the way. Company change drives role changes which means everyone must then change themselves to adapt…or be changed. Yet, there is frustratingly little institutional knowledge passed down to know what’s next.

The key to success is Unlearning. Unlearning means re-wiring what worked before and has now become second nature. It is uncomfortable. It is stressful. And it fosters feelings of insecurity. Yet, at a very personal level, it catalyzes a powerful growth experience. Being part of a team that is learning and unlearning together is inspiring. Company, team, and personal success depend on it.

The Survival to Thrival series is a mind-meld of a three-time entrepreneur, a long-time venture capitalist, and a dozen enterprise entrepreneurs who share their learnings and unlearnings. Our mission is to help you succeed, anticipate what is next, and most importantly, understand that you are not alone.

ISBN: 978-1-68401-747-8

$19.95
sku: 08-592-01