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From the creator of Valuetainment, the #1 YouTube channel for entrepreneurs, and “one of the most exciting thinkers” (Ray Dalio, author of Principles ) in business today, comes a practical and effective guide for thinking more clearly and achieving your most audacious professional goals. Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the From the creator of Valuetainment, the #1 YouTube channel for entrepreneurs, and “one of the most exciting thinkers” (Ray Dalio, author of Principles ) in business today, comes a practical and effective guide for thinking more clearly and achieving your most audacious professional goals. Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the pieces in front of them and anticipate their next five moves. In this book, Patrick Bet-David “helps entrepreneurs understand exactly what they need to do next” (Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog!) by translating this skill into a valuable methodology. Whether you feel like you’ve hit a wall, lost your fire, or are looking for innovative strategies to take your business to the next level, Your Next Five Moves has the answers. You will gain: CLARITY on what you want and who you want to be. STRATEGY to help you reason in the war room and the board room. GROWTH TACTICS for good times and bad. SKILLS for building the right team based on strong values. INSIGHT on power plays and the art of applying leverage. Combining these principles and revelations drawn from Patrick’s own rise to successful CEO, Your Next Five Moves is a must-read for any serious executive, strategist, or entrepreneur.


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From the creator of Valuetainment, the #1 YouTube channel for entrepreneurs, and “one of the most exciting thinkers” (Ray Dalio, author of Principles ) in business today, comes a practical and effective guide for thinking more clearly and achieving your most audacious professional goals. Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the From the creator of Valuetainment, the #1 YouTube channel for entrepreneurs, and “one of the most exciting thinkers” (Ray Dalio, author of Principles ) in business today, comes a practical and effective guide for thinking more clearly and achieving your most audacious professional goals. Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the pieces in front of them and anticipate their next five moves. In this book, Patrick Bet-David “helps entrepreneurs understand exactly what they need to do next” (Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog!) by translating this skill into a valuable methodology. Whether you feel like you’ve hit a wall, lost your fire, or are looking for innovative strategies to take your business to the next level, Your Next Five Moves has the answers. You will gain: CLARITY on what you want and who you want to be. STRATEGY to help you reason in the war room and the board room. GROWTH TACTICS for good times and bad. SKILLS for building the right team based on strong values. INSIGHT on power plays and the art of applying leverage. Combining these principles and revelations drawn from Patrick’s own rise to successful CEO, Your Next Five Moves is a must-read for any serious executive, strategist, or entrepreneur.

30 review for Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dee Arr

    Depending upon your focus, there is value in this book for more than those who wish to learn more about business strategy. As an “intrepreneur” (author Patrick Bet-David’s word for those who are not running their own business but working and thriving within someone else’s business), I found plenty of information that could be applied to my present situation. For those who are looking for business strategies to adopt with their own business, this is an excellent book, especially if you have large Depending upon your focus, there is value in this book for more than those who wish to learn more about business strategy. As an “intrepreneur” (author Patrick Bet-David’s word for those who are not running their own business but working and thriving within someone else’s business), I found plenty of information that could be applied to my present situation. For those who are looking for business strategies to adopt with their own business, this is an excellent book, especially if you have large growth goals. While he is passionate, Mr. Bet-David does not allow emotions to cloud his judgement; rather, he focuses on the facts, and presents those to his employees as self-motivators. This guide is not for the fainthearted. While there are great rewards for following the author’s guide, there is a cost (think family time, hobbies, etc.) and one would need to examine if this path would be worth the sacrifice. Interesting book, well-written, and plenty of ideas for your own situation even if you don’t own or have aspirations to own your own business. Five stars. My thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for a complimentary electronic copy of this title.

  2. 4 out of 5

    KnowledgeSpecter

    I'd been waiting to read this book ever since Patrick announced it. I've been following Valuetainment for years and his book didn't dissapoint. There were lots of interesting anectodes that made the lessons stick even harder. This is a book that I will defineatly re-read in the future. Truly a top-notch book Key takeaways: Master Knowing Yourself - know who you want to be, study the most important product: you, intrapreneur or entrepreneur Master the Ability to Reason - there's incredible power in l I'd been waiting to read this book ever since Patrick announced it. I've been following Valuetainment for years and his book didn't dissapoint. There were lots of interesting anectodes that made the lessons stick even harder. This is a book that I will defineatly re-read in the future. Truly a top-notch book Key takeaways: Master Knowing Yourself - know who you want to be, study the most important product: you, intrapreneur or entrepreneur Master the Ability to Reason - there's incredible power in learning how to process issues, solve for ''X'' and become effective at decision making (get to the root of the problem) Master Building the Right Team - create a principles-based culture (be empatethic yet firm) - trust = speed --> the key to exponential growth (segment your forces (Napoleon Bonaparte) Master Strategy to Scale - work on your next innovative campaign and build leaders - make momentum your friend and be prepared for chaos (learn to manage it) - moneyball: design systems to track your business (story of baseball and how to process data (deciphering the right data/metrics can lead to exponential growth) - stay paranoid: the grand master never lets his guard down (Fortune 500, always be alert and stay learning, no days off, mamba mentality (Kobe mathematics) Master Power Plays - how to beat Goliath and control the narrative (use social media to control your image when taking on a Goliath) - study mobsters: how to sell, negotiate and influence (preperation leads to success in high stakes meeting, stay a few moves ahead and figure out what the counterpart will counter with), cultivate your power and stay battle tested (power is all about the long term, don't ask before you have given value, sequencing)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mandino Tan

    Just did a first read through. Amazing book. Tons of learning point. This is a how-to book. If you’re stuck or looking to take your life to the next step. This is for you. He touches on leadership, introspection, communication and negotiation. Business systems and processes. Now what I need to do is plan out my next few moves and act on them!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Vikrama Dhiman

    Strategy that starts from the self I really enjoyed this book. It had been in my Kindle library for a while. It came to me just at the right time. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works with people and struggles to understand why do 'others' not move fast, align better, think better ... Strategy that starts from the self I really enjoyed this book. It had been in my Kindle library for a while. It came to me just at the right time. I highly recommend this book to anyone who works with people and struggles to understand why do 'others' not move fast, align better, think better ...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ann Venkat

    Excellent book on strategies to accelerate your career. The personal anecdotes and no-nonsense (almost harsh) style of writing reminded me of bestselling author Ramit Sethi. Like a readable American version of Sun Tsu - the Art of War. The tips and methods in this book are practical and totally work! I've used a couple in my own career, learning through trial and error. Hopefully, other readers can bypass the trial method and kickstart their career into high gear. Some chapters are not relevant Excellent book on strategies to accelerate your career. The personal anecdotes and no-nonsense (almost harsh) style of writing reminded me of bestselling author Ramit Sethi. Like a readable American version of Sun Tsu - the Art of War. The tips and methods in this book are practical and totally work! I've used a couple in my own career, learning through trial and error. Hopefully, other readers can bypass the trial method and kickstart their career into high gear. Some chapters are not relevant to folks who don't run a business, for example scaling your business. The concepts are applicable to some managers leading large teams or product unit intrapreneurs, but may not feel useful to all readers. However, all readers will find practical nuggets of wisdom to turbocharge their professional careers.

  6. 5 out of 5

    David

    There are two ways to read the book. The first one is to take it at face value as series of tips on how to live and set up your BUSSINESS to sell PRODUCT and make MONEY. And in that category, it works quite well - sometimes you get good starting tips, sometimes you get real valuable experience and sometimes you get complete mumbo from Marcus Aurelius to Einstein. And okay, why not. However, the second kind of reading was much more interesting for me. Do you want to understand the hustleporn mental There are two ways to read the book. The first one is to take it at face value as series of tips on how to live and set up your BUSSINESS to sell PRODUCT and make MONEY. And in that category, it works quite well - sometimes you get good starting tips, sometimes you get real valuable experience and sometimes you get complete mumbo from Marcus Aurelius to Einstein. And okay, why not. However, the second kind of reading was much more interesting for me. Do you want to understand the hustleporn mentality? Do you want to see how can man proudly present himself as somebody who "was interred to hospital on stress induced collapses many times, but always came back stronger"? This is the book you want to read. And if you connect these interpretations, it can tell you a lot not only about the author, but also about yourself.

  7. 5 out of 5

    William Bahr

    Way more than Five Moves to move you onward and upward! This is a fantastic book, extremely well written and researched, the result of the author’s (and presumably coauthor’s) effort to make synergistic and self-reinforcing the individually powerful triad of his research, his writing, and his business. While his title talks about Five Moves (something that maybe only true geniuses can handle), it’s really his Rule of Three that he uses most often, especially urging one to always think about having Way more than Five Moves to move you onward and upward! This is a fantastic book, extremely well written and researched, the result of the author’s (and presumably coauthor’s) effort to make synergistic and self-reinforcing the individually powerful triad of his research, his writing, and his business. While his title talks about Five Moves (something that maybe only true geniuses can handle), it’s really his Rule of Three that he uses most often, especially urging one to always think about having three options, and evaluating each one of them before moving in any particular direction. Very few people do this, and it would be highly advantageous to more people if they did. Just stopping to think and force oneself to ask “What else could I do?” will often generate highly creative and profitable solutions. The author uses the Rule of Three in recommending another tool, a simple investment tool in place of the more familiar and complicated financial analysis, e.g., involving Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, and Return on Investment. The author’s investment tool he calls Investment Time Return (ITR) Analysis and describes it as a formula. While I couldn’t find it mentioned anywhere else on-line, it goes basically as follows: Ask yourself: 1. Investment: How much will it cost or save you? 2. Time: How much time will it take us and save us? 3. Return: Calculate the return on the money and time involved in the decision. Another way of thinking about this is: 1. What are your total costs (I = investments = payments/borrowing + interest + taxes + insurance + fees + interest, etc)? 2. Over which time period (T = time) are those costs being born? 3. What are your total returns (R= returns) and when are those returns expected (and how probable)? Obviously, while the author lays out no prescribed formula given, the calculations should be simple and the comparison between any proposed three options should give you a good idea as to which one to choose. Another thing that the author does is to practice what he preaches about making lists. The book is full of “what-to-do lists,” presumably built upon the author’s experience both in his own business and reading the extraordinary number of books he professes to read. Interspersed among the various lists for the different environments in which a business entrepreneur is likely to find himself are many fascinating stories given as examples of what to do and not do. Still another thing the author emphasizes is “knowing yourself.” Quite often one will analyze a situation that went well or didn’t go well and look only at what happened or what someone else did. The author strongly encourages one to ask oneself what was going on in one’s own mind while this event occurred and to take some responsibility. Doing so will allow the best way to avoid future mistakes. Yet another thing is effectively working with others to find out what their goals are, especially in hiring them to begin with, and then, when/if their performance falters, asking them to compare their goals and their performance. A final example among the many, many other winning concepts the author talks about is developing speed, a key element in success. The way to do this is to continually simplify and practice all processes involved. The author ends his book with a Personality Identity Audit (so you can find out your own real goals), a Solve For X Worksheet, and a Recommended Reading list of his Top 52 Business Books. As with some other books of this type, the reader may want to enthusiastically associate himself in some way with the author’s wide-ranging businesses, especially after going to the author’s website and Youtube offerings. The best way to do this, of course, is to practice what the author preaches. As the author himself strongly advises, first do one’s research, compare the opportunity with at least two others (Rule of Three), and then, before making a commitment, “walk into the future” (my term) and think about “Your Next Five Moves.” Bottom-line and as a fellow author, I highly recommend this book! Of possible interest: Strategy Pure and Simple: Essential Moves for Winning in Competition and Cooperation

  8. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    This book was incredible. Absolutely changed how I view business and interact with people. There is much more to business then just numbers!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Nasos Psarrakos

    Great stuff. Very easy to read ♥️♥️

  10. 5 out of 5

    Robert Cseke

    Too much "me, myself and I" in this book for my taste. Too much "me, myself and I" in this book for my taste.

  11. 4 out of 5

    AMIRA Talaat

    That is a must read book, it has many secrets for the great mindsets

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy Cox

    Patrick is a smart guy, who is a great story-teller. That being said, this book fits more in personal development or self-help than in business strategy. The lack of practical steps left me wanting.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ann Venkat

    Excellent book on strategies to accelerate your career. The personal anecdotes and no-nonsense (almost harsh) style of writing reminded me of bestselling author Ramit Sethi. Like a readable American version of Sun Tsu - the Art of War. The tips and methods in this book are practical and totally work! I've used a couple in my own career, learning through trial and error. Hopefully, other readers can bypass the trial method and kickstart their career into high gear. If I had to modify something, I Excellent book on strategies to accelerate your career. The personal anecdotes and no-nonsense (almost harsh) style of writing reminded me of bestselling author Ramit Sethi. Like a readable American version of Sun Tsu - the Art of War. The tips and methods in this book are practical and totally work! I've used a couple in my own career, learning through trial and error. Hopefully, other readers can bypass the trial method and kickstart their career into high gear. If I had to modify something, I would probably indicate which chapters are not relevant to folks who dont run a business, for example scaling your business. The concepts are applicable to some managers leading large teams or product unit intrapreneurs, but may not feel useful to all readers.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    Don't let over 4 stars fool ya, this book is more education than entertainment. Take good notes if your going to beat your best. What my 👂 heard ⤵️ always thinking 15 moves ahead I approached strategy as a game negotiate strategize and sell as if your life depended on it the surest way to fail would be to fail to act I looked at him in confusion wondering how anyone can think so small when the market potential was so big studying others gives us knowledge I was chasing history books he was chasing a si Don't let over 4 stars fool ya, this book is more education than entertainment. Take good notes if your going to beat your best. What my 👂 heard ⤵️ always thinking 15 moves ahead I approached strategy as a game negotiate strategize and sell as if your life depended on it the surest way to fail would be to fail to act I looked at him in confusion wondering how anyone can think so small when the market potential was so big studying others gives us knowledge I was chasing history books he was chasing a simple life you're either driven by advancement madness individuality which is lifestyle recognition and security last is purpose despite his talent he's often broke people want status when they reach that level they slow down and settle no matter what level you're at now get clear on your purpose I can sell and I'm hungry for knowledge a wise friend of mine I'm certain about my future truth what determines if you win in any game or business isn't how good you are, it's how good you are relative to your competition that's why it's so important to know your own strengths and weaknesses and find a market in which you have an inherent advantage self-awareness is critical to forging your path take control by climbing your own ladder The clash of two temperaments brings me closer to the truth you can never know for sure if people are trustworthy but you can get a feel for who they are make a bad hire and you'll pay for it everyday sometimes the key to growth is staring you in the face at a certain point I couldn't handle your ineffectiveness remind yourself that this is a decision and not a debate like many entrepreneurs I value people who can produce be clear on who you want to be never be afraid of the truth you're a kick-ass producer what brought us here won't take us to the next level beat your prior best be radically open-minded but not easily persuaded you where just licking my ass and sucking my feet keep figureing out how to replace yourself because your time is most valuable in this process theres a bridge between you and the best guys in the world and I don't know if you can cross that bridge if you want love without conflict get a dog people get married emotionally and divorced logically im making a multi 6 figure year income when you reliability is the key to trust is your stomach full why are you becoming comfortable? I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion people don't write checks without making demands what is the value of your company? it's better to attract than to beg being held to rhe standard of being your best self we encourage improvement hes demanding and short fused you can lose sheep they are a dime a dozen but you cannot lose lions the key to dealing with lions is challenging them without your people you have a job not a business good business is about good relationships it's a never-ending process that relies on my never-ending desire to keep on improving a walk is as good as it hit trust numbers not people its your ego talking not your logic it's the minute you think you're on safe ground is the minute you become the most vulnerable don't be crazy paranoid be cautious paranoid stay alert stay alive entrepreneurs don't have the luxury of inaction most people aren't going to tell you what you need to hear I'm processing issues constantly what did I do to co-create the situation? great ones own their role this mistake is on me most issues involve time and money amateurs react first and think second they decide emotionally if it's heart attack urgent you better spend the extra money when you're in a hole stop digging I have been both cocky and greedy if you're going to lose don't lose the lesson having more data leads to making better assumptions we may live together but we're psychologically apart become clear about the true source of your dissatisfaction of course you're going to have days when your motivation waivers I no longer wrestle with the things that I cannot control constantly put yourself in your enemy shoes and ask yourself how you would put yourself out of business if you were them bigger more lucrative accounts I applaud you for what you did instead of name dropping book drop people can tell the difference between certainty and uncertainty having certainty alone is a way of self promoting spend a long time getting clear on the vision anything that holds you back from thinking big needs to stop what gave you confidence to become who you are today? he seems light years away from turning into a confident guy if you don't think you're worthy other people won't either if you don't believe in your product or yourself no one else will either if you look like a slob you will act like a slob people will perceive you as a slob make me an offer I can't refuse I'm against breaking the law but I'm all for breaking the rules this book is more education than entertainment are you operating under any illusions? did you not know exactly what you were getting into? the real brilliance is in what was not seen my obsessive preparation have an absolute and total belief that what you're selling is worth more than the price you ask for it the gift of gab is overrated what's underrated is conviction sales should feel effortless like a natural extension of who you are it should excite you to talk about what you do if I believe in something I sell it and I sell it hard you can share a sheep a hundred times but you can only skin it once real power is having options options give you power what will determine your success is if it matters to you

  15. 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    Wow! What a powerful book! What a powerful message! Bet David drops some powerful anecdotes as to how he came from war torn Iran and eventually ended up in America and made a life for himself and his family. Patrick brilliantly shares how to strategize and plan your next five moves in this world of business. A must read!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bo

    The intro sounded very annoyingly pyramid-scheme-esque. So I googled who Patrick was, and behold, founder of an MLM. Once I knew that I couldn’t read it without rolling my eyes. And my eyes started hurting so I had to stop. Good for him for finding success scamming people into joining his insurance selling MLM. I’ll find lessons to learn elsewhere.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Debjeet

    This book has lots of effective strategies that will help entrepreneurs, intrapreneur in many ways from conceptualizing the idea, to execute the idea in a practical way, to build an effective team around you, to scale those ideas, and make your company eventually bigger. 1 Master knowing yourself - your vision must align with who you want to be - your choices must align with your vision. - your effort must align with size of your vision - your behavior must align with your values and principles. - [ ] This book has lots of effective strategies that will help entrepreneurs, intrapreneur in many ways from conceptualizing the idea, to execute the idea in a practical way, to build an effective team around you, to scale those ideas, and make your company eventually bigger. 1 Master knowing yourself - your vision must align with who you want to be - your choices must align with your vision. - your effort must align with size of your vision - your behavior must align with your values and principles. - [ ] The benefits of self-discovery and conducting a Personal Audit - it makes you are at the center of all your problems and solutions. - you realize that your problems can be fixed - you crack your limiting beliefs - By spotting patterns, you can end detrimental habits. - your anger at other dies once you know only you can control your fate. 2 Master the ability to reason - [ ] know how to process the issue - it is about analyzing the problem with cool and calm head - ability to make an effective decision with all the information available - develop an alternate plan and seek out strategies to execute those plan - [ ] Learn to be accountable / taking Responsibility. - avoid finding someone to blame - avoid finding safe space to which to escape. - [ ] processing steps to take when someone ticks you off - Take responsibility for your role in what happened - state specifically what caused the problem - channel your frustration into getting better. - [ ] What extends or decreases the lifespan of a crisis. - your strategies - your level of poise - your over-exaggeration of a crisis - your downplaying of a crisis - your ability to see five moves ahead. - [ ] 8 traits of great processors - They ask a lot of questions - They dont care about being right or wrong  They are interested only in truth. - They dont make excuses - They like to be challenged - They are curious - They prevent more problems than they solve - They use logic to find a win for all parties involved - They are more interested in permanently solving a problem than putting a band-aid on it. - [ ] Develop a system - It enables you to do root cause analysis - It allows you to develop methodology to attack any issues. - to solve a complex problem by breaking down to simpler step-by-step formula. - [ ] identify the real issues and Deepest why - keep asking why till you return to the origin of the problem. - Ask do I know what the real issue is? - does the team have the data regarding the real issue? - is the issue an assumption or someone's opinion? - is it a tangible issue, or simply a hurt ego? - Am I thinking emotionally or logically? 3 Master building  the right Team - [ ] develop the core value - courage-not being afraid to challenge others - wisdom- making the right choices - tolerance- knowing that we are dealing with human beings, who change all time - understanding- appreciating and respecting that everyone has different ideas and values. 4 Master strategy to Scale. - [ ] 4 phases of every start up - formulation - survival - momentum - plateau - [ ] questions to ask before raising money - should you be even raising money- if your idea is small, you can start on your own - If you were not able to raise money, how would you make your business idea work? - How will money you raise be used-you need to convert cash into growth. - Do you want to keep total control of the business? - do you want accountability? - have you done enough research about your industry/ - what makes your business model different? - have you done Math? what is the value of your company? - Are you building to sell? - [ ] Make momentum your friend- and be prepared for chaos. - If you overdose on anything, overdose on speed. - [ ] 4 ways to accelerate - functioning speed- how quick is your support system?- it needs a lethal combination of talent, speed and efficiency. - processing speed- How quickly and elegantly you are serving your customer . - expansion speed- how quickly you move into the new markets, make acquisitions, and introduce new products. Identify your geography- local or global; identify your time frame; identify bottleneck and work through them. - Timing speed- The question "when?"- can work magic. - [ ] 7 step system to compress Time Frames - Choose a process - List the steps of the process - minimise the steps - beta test the new process- Find a subset of customers to test and see how the new process functions - adjust the process to specific needs - refine. - [ ] 5 reasons to implement the system - what is measured can be scaled and improved - you will know where and to whom to direct your energy and expertise - you can stop micromanaging and empower your employees - you will simultaneously become more effective and have more freedom. 5 Master power plays. - [ ] A dozen way to beat Goliath - Know your weakness - know Goliaths weakness. - Master three things you do better. - Don't try to be a goliath - Focus on specialising. - When you are small, make yourself appear bigger - keep a low profile initially - move quickly - study history - Let other competitors wear your opponents down - dont disclose every aspect of your strategy. - [ ] The key to power is having options.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Boni Aditya

    This is just a self help book for business people. The more I read this book, the more it felt like a self-help book. Just that the audience are different. The guy immigrated from Iran and came to realize the American dream, i.e. start a business and make it big. That is a great story of grit and perseverance for someone who went into the army and dropped out and for someone who can't afford to pay for an education. Don't get me wrong, the advice offered in this book is legitimate, and it might wor This is just a self help book for business people. The more I read this book, the more it felt like a self-help book. Just that the audience are different. The guy immigrated from Iran and came to realize the American dream, i.e. start a business and make it big. That is a great story of grit and perseverance for someone who went into the army and dropped out and for someone who can't afford to pay for an education. Don't get me wrong, the advice offered in this book is legitimate, and it might work, if you were to take the journey of the author. I only picked up this book since it felt like a book about Business Strategy, i.e. I expected to find strategies of business world like the Blue Ocean, Read Ocean Strategy or the Blitzscaling strategy etc... Instead I found a self help book for budding businessmen and entrepreneurs. The advice offered is very trite, i.e. almost found everywhere else. The book is for wannabe businessmen and entrepreneurs who are ambitious and wish to make their own mark. Though the authors advice is sane, most if it is derived from personal anecdotes and extracted from other business self help books. So every inch of the books feels like a self-help business book. The real objective of the book is to act as a guide for people who want to transition into business. There are other books that do a better job and taste less like self-help. For example the 100$ startup is a book about how to do micro businesses before you can take a leap of faith into full time business, another great book that talks about transitioning from a job to a business is the Side Hustle. Both of these books are more tactical in nature i.e. they precisely tell you what to do as opposed to this book which is more strategic in nature. The techniques suggested in this book are derived from more than a hundred different sources after they have been validated by the author in his own practice. The advice is very practical in sound, I am quite impressed with the advice given about how to judge your employees or how to impose radical transparency and other policies across the organization. The advice about using metrics and analytics to track progress across the organization or the three types of people from who you can take advice. All of them are extremely useful. But the books is an advice for a single person usually the CEO, CTO or other C-SUITES about how to manage and scale up their company. Here is a list of the books that the author has mentioned in his work Ray dhalio - principles - life and work Power vs force The hypomania edge - John d Gartner Barbarians to bureaucrats- corporate life cycle strategies How to stop worrying and start living Powerful building a culture of freedom and responsibility Built to last Winners never cheat The power of ethical management The five dysfunctions of a team Difficult conversations How to win friends and influence people 101 questions to ask before getting engaged The five love languages- the secret to love that lasts Thank god it’s Monday Scaling up how a few companies make it and others don’t Traction- get a grip on your business Mastering the Rockefeller habit Built to sell The lean startup Zero to one Growing pains The toyato way From worst to first Money ball - The art of winning an unfair game. The Big Short 33 strategies of war 48 laws of power - Robert Greene Yournextfivemoves.com Rich dad poor dad 1. Know yourself (self awareness) 2. Ability to reasoning 3. Build a team 4. Strategy to scale 5. Power plays Make pain your friend Corporate bullying Insult at public hospital Personal identity audit Intraprenuer ship

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sai Prahlad K

    It's The Holy Book for Entrepreneurs & those that want to get better in life. It's a book that you can come back and read it again and again. I am Sai Prahlad K, Entrepreneur, International FIDE Rated Chess Player, and Coach to over 300+ Kids and adults. I have gifted this book to my core team, top performers at our academy, and to my important circles. I read the book cover to cover in under 16 hours. Writing this review after my first read. The book will give you clarity and understanding, It's The Holy Book for Entrepreneurs & those that want to get better in life. It's a book that you can come back and read it again and again. I am Sai Prahlad K, Entrepreneur, International FIDE Rated Chess Player, and Coach to over 300+ Kids and adults. I have gifted this book to my core team, top performers at our academy, and to my important circles. I read the book cover to cover in under 16 hours. Writing this review after my first read. The book will give you clarity and understanding, it delivers what is promised. But what you gather will depend on where you are at in life. Some of the later portions of the book you can understand it, but won't feel it till you experience them. Hence I recommend multiple reads or pondering, Dyana (meditation). Patrick has written in such a way that it's not boastful or egotistic but takes the point across to the reader. The book is full of examples from Patrick's own life and many others. In this sense, it makes it kinda like an autobiography as well. I personally loved all of those areas, especially those were destiny was guiding Patrick. Example Edwin backstab, his dad's heart attack, Dotty, Personality audit, Cathy Larson on approach, Shut down by Katty on his ideas, Ray Apparel investment, The big competitor suing Patrick on day one, and few others. if you read the book you will understand these are key events that happened in Patrick's life. Though it wasn't beneficial in hindsight, on the deeper level it was destiny guiding him to where he is today. The book also has many tools and techniques that you can use when facing challenges, as well as what not to do in business and life. It's riddled with golden nuggets and tactical steps. For hiring, firing, approaching investors, bootstrap, knowing people's mindsets, due diligence, steps to overcome problems, creating a comp-plan, building a team, understanding oneself. Hence, requires more than one read, and to be on your arsenal when facing challenges. It's a no brainer, must have read, more so if you are an entrepreneur or someone who wants to succeed in life. The best thing money can buy! I would also recommend gifting this book to people above your circle. People in power appreciate books. My favorite part is the example of IBM founder's vision, plan, and execution. Patrick did a video on this on Youtube (check it out). I took that example that was on the book and changed from' Building a Great Company' to 'World Champion' and taught to my kids (students). it was a very powerful message. You should do it too. Use the book to teach. Thanks, Patrick for creating this amazing book. I would love to read your next book which may come in a few years/decades. Can't wait! If you are free would love to play a game of chess with you, show you how I combine chess, business and life. Cheers, Sai Prahlad K from India

  20. 4 out of 5

    Iun

    Really great, condensed book summarizing key learnings from other notable business and leadership reads. Patrick Bet-David not only pulls nuggets from other books but also layers in his own experience - the good and the bad - to help paint a thorough picture on the five themes he suggests mastering when planning out your next steps in business or personal life. Other reasons I'd recommend this book: - Short and sweet snippets. Being a fan of bullet point lists, Bet-David uses this extensively thro Really great, condensed book summarizing key learnings from other notable business and leadership reads. Patrick Bet-David not only pulls nuggets from other books but also layers in his own experience - the good and the bad - to help paint a thorough picture on the five themes he suggests mastering when planning out your next steps in business or personal life. Other reasons I'd recommend this book: - Short and sweet snippets. Being a fan of bullet point lists, Bet-David uses this extensively throughout the book for quick takeaways. This makes it easy to reference back. - He does the readings so you don't have to. For the well-read, the learnings are not new but they are great stories with clear reminders on how to make it work (and not work). For the new-to-leadership-books reader, there's a lengthy section "Recommended Readings" which is a recap of all books he quotes and discusses if you wanted to dig in deeper. - Not all rainbows and sunshine. I appreciate the conversation transcripts and sample dialogue to convey the lesson. As he's said in the book, he's learned the hard way in many scenarios and openly shares those with the reader. I appreciate the tactical takeaways. - A LOT in a little. The book is only ~250 pages but packs a ton in. No one concept goes in too deep, which makes this a great reference guide to grab first. I have pages and pages of highlights and am excited to use these tactics for future planning. Highly recommend if you're looking to get better at anticipating your next steps and how to do so effectively. The caveat: - Intro is lengthy and it takes a while to ramp into the content. First chunk is the preamble about how he's /going/ to tell you what he'll teach you (instead of going right into it). The background story sets good context for the ambition and motivation, but definitely could have been shortened. If you get past that it's smooth sailing.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Adam Khaled

    I never liked his YouTube vids, however I comfortably say that this book is one one of the best books (if not the best book) I have read about business and entrepreneurship, the book contains very valuable information about how to run a successful business. Bet-David will not only teach you in details how to run the business, but also how to build a dream team, how to scale the business and reach the maximum potential. I have applied the majority of what I read in this book in Q4-2020 and I could I never liked his YouTube vids, however I comfortably say that this book is one one of the best books (if not the best book) I have read about business and entrepreneurship, the book contains very valuable information about how to run a successful business. Bet-David will not only teach you in details how to run the business, but also how to build a dream team, how to scale the business and reach the maximum potential. I have applied the majority of what I read in this book in Q4-2020 and I could see that it had a very positive outcome on my business so far, and this is not just a talk, as Bet-David annotated, "Trust numbers, not people." and I can see from our numbers that the business is heading to a promising direction. I am totally aware, that there are a lot of other factors that could make any business succeed or fail, but still, I have to admit that what I learned in this book have contributed a great deal in the results we have a achieved so far. Here are my top 6 takeaways I got out of this “must read” book: 1. Use Your Heroes and Visuals to Remind Yourself: Who You Want to Be? 2. How to build the right team. 3. Scaling for an exponential growth. 4. Trust numbers, not people 5. Designing systems to track your business efficiently. 6. Useful tips on how to sell and negotiate like a boss. Who is this book for? 1. New Entrepreneurs who escaped the rat race and decided to establish a successful business and scale it. 2. Intrapreneurs who are working for big companies and want to take more control by climbing their own ladder, throughout their companies. 3. Business owners who are already on ground for a while and want to scale their businesses and implement new developing systems. On the other hand, the only thing I didn’t quite like in the book, sometimes I had that feeling that the author is quite egoist and self-centred, however this has nothing to do with the valuable and useful information I have absorbed from this book, and I can’t just diminish my rating because of this as I could see from his youtube videos that apparently this is a part of his personality traits, maybe one of the traits which contributed in his success.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Amin Mo

    This book had helped me through a tough phase of my life, and gave me the motivation I needed, even if it was not greatly influential, I still appreciated the effect it had upon me. Therefore, like every book that can give me motivation of some kind, that gave it an automatic five stars. However, my mental condition was not the only good thing about the book, as I found it to be insightful, and providing important value. While it was not always helpful, and in general I found it set towards peopl This book had helped me through a tough phase of my life, and gave me the motivation I needed, even if it was not greatly influential, I still appreciated the effect it had upon me. Therefore, like every book that can give me motivation of some kind, that gave it an automatic five stars. However, my mental condition was not the only good thing about the book, as I found it to be insightful, and providing important value. While it was not always helpful, and in general I found it set towards people who aspire to grow formidable business, at least eight digits, and individuals who might need to face great challenges, similar to wars is some perspectives. One of the important points of the book was that it gives the reader somewhat of a reminder to call back what they really strive to become, and how to achieve that, as it can be more complex, for even if certain individuals aim at the same net worth, the means of which to achieve such, and how to live by this fortune, can greatly differ. I believe this section was certainly a cardinal one in the book. All-in-all, the book surprised me for the good, as I expected it to be another general business book, because I generally tend to explore books with certain niche-subjects, that focus on providing as much technical knowledge as possible.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Movses Juharian

    Interesting perspective Patrick defines the next 5 moves as : know and lead thyself, reason free of emotion, build and lead a team, strategies to scale and devising power plays. His narrative consists of interesting personal stories and examples. I particularly like his seven steps of preparation for every negotiation and the four areas that drive people. Although I think people are not only driven exclusively by any one of those four areas but a combination of those 4 areas. In summary Patrick d Interesting perspective Patrick defines the next 5 moves as : know and lead thyself, reason free of emotion, build and lead a team, strategies to scale and devising power plays. His narrative consists of interesting personal stories and examples. I particularly like his seven steps of preparation for every negotiation and the four areas that drive people. Although I think people are not only driven exclusively by any one of those four areas but a combination of those 4 areas. In summary Patrick drives the point home by saying that business is not just cognitive effort but an emotional effort and success requires great deal of discipline, dedication and persistence in continually investing in learning in growth despite the fear of challenges that will inevitably arise with any new endeavor and the fear of the feeling that you’re way in over your head. However if the challenge really matters to you, you will find a way to your success - reminds me of the stoic mantra as from Ryan Holiday’s book Obstacle is the Way.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Arevik Heboyan

    Following Pat for a long time on social media and following his professional development and personal development as an entrepreneur and a person running company in a financial world, this book shares years of experience and personal insights on a persona of an entrepreneur, a persona of a person who wants more control in ever-changing world and stability among fast-paced changes in the world. This book is not necessarily a material/resource for a person who is entering or trying to stabilize th Following Pat for a long time on social media and following his professional development and personal development as an entrepreneur and a person running company in a financial world, this book shares years of experience and personal insights on a persona of an entrepreneur, a persona of a person who wants more control in ever-changing world and stability among fast-paced changes in the world. This book is not necessarily a material/resource for a person who is entering or trying to stabilize the position in the business or financial world, but also for anyone who is entering the world of carrier development, also anyone interested in making his/hers position more stable in case of personal or worldwide cataclysms and changing external stimuli and expectations from a particular field, Overall an astonishing read and advice to anyone who wants to understand how to get relatively more freedom from external powers.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Shaked Zychlinski

    I picked up the book as it gave the idea that it's meant for everyone looking to learn their "next 5 moves". About 20% into the book I came to realize that it's really it for those who'd like to start (or already have started) a business - entrepreneurs - and those who wish to start a "business within a business" - intrapreneurs. All examples are based on starting your business and CEO related stuff. Haven't found a single takeaway for anyone else. Though I will be honest, I gave up on this book I picked up the book as it gave the idea that it's meant for everyone looking to learn their "next 5 moves". About 20% into the book I came to realize that it's really it for those who'd like to start (or already have started) a business - entrepreneurs - and those who wish to start a "business within a business" - intrapreneurs. All examples are based on starting your business and CEO related stuff. Haven't found a single takeaway for anyone else. Though I will be honest, I gave up on this book after reading 30%. Besides, some of the examples used are awkward (talking about a couple having a fight and later they make $1.5M/year as an example for the hard times of entrepreneurs), or just make no sense (calling Steve Jobs an intrapreneur because he asked for 5.5M shares when he returned to Apple). I guess that if you wish to start your own business you might find some useful insights here, but otherwise - you can safely skip it.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Vinicius Oyama

    Doesn't matter if you're an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, 8-5 employee or anything else. If you want a book to help you with the necessary steps and practices to improve your professional/personal life this is a good book for you to start with. In this book Patrick was able to really share his knowledge in a very authentic way: you can almost listen to him saying the words. This is a great start point for anyone that wants to learn how to be in control of the future: be it your future, your depart Doesn't matter if you're an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, 8-5 employee or anything else. If you want a book to help you with the necessary steps and practices to improve your professional/personal life this is a good book for you to start with. In this book Patrick was able to really share his knowledge in a very authentic way: you can almost listen to him saying the words. This is a great start point for anyone that wants to learn how to be in control of the future: be it your future, your department's future or your own company's future. Also the book is very objective: it presents you the theory, one or two real life examples and go on to the next topic. Which makes this a very good "pocket book" for day to day consulting. If you need more information, Patrick also does very good books recommendations.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Karolis Paškevičius

    The book discusses the art of business strategy in a comprehensive way. The “five moves” referred to in the title are: Master Knowing Yourself Master the Ability to Reason Master Building the Right Team Master Strategy to Scale Master Power Plays 1. In business you should be constantly asking yourself: What can I track? Systems help you with follow-through and follow-up, and they also help create a culture in which nothing is ever unclear. 2. Networking, negotiating, and selling are power moves that wi The book discusses the art of business strategy in a comprehensive way. The “five moves” referred to in the title are: Master Knowing Yourself Master the Ability to Reason Master Building the Right Team Master Strategy to Scale Master Power Plays 1. In business you should be constantly asking yourself: What can I track? Systems help you with follow-through and follow-up, and they also help create a culture in which nothing is ever unclear. 2. Networking, negotiating, and selling are power moves that will have a massive impact on your bottom line. 3. To reach your capacity, you’re going to have to “compete up” and not be afraid. Seek to beat your prior best in all areas. The irony is that each time you step up, you have to start at the bottom.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ron

    My first impression of Patrick Bet-David when I started reading this book was that he's an arrogant self centered idiot 😁 He might be, I don't know him, but as I went through the content I found his way of thinking in lots of aspects is sound, common sensical and actually really useful. This book made me think and reflect on many ideas both new and that I've seen somewhere else. Some topics and content however, sort of makes you cringe, it's really "American" focused, or he goes about presenting hi My first impression of Patrick Bet-David when I started reading this book was that he's an arrogant self centered idiot 😁 He might be, I don't know him, but as I went through the content I found his way of thinking in lots of aspects is sound, common sensical and actually really useful. This book made me think and reflect on many ideas both new and that I've seen somewhere else. Some topics and content however, sort of makes you cringe, it's really "American" focused, or he goes about presenting himself as a ladies boy without any apparent reason for it. In summary, I'd say this book is worth reading and many of these ideas worth implementing.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine Haataia PhD

    The title says it all. This bestseller is an easy read full of stories and great examples of why it's important to think ahead, not just one move, but several. Despite the fact that I'm not interested in sports, history or the Mafia, Patrick Bet-David has the gift of talking about these subjects in a way that makes them captivating and relevant for entrepreneurs. This book ramped up my motivation and desire to think more strategically about how the decisions I make today can play out in the futu The title says it all. This bestseller is an easy read full of stories and great examples of why it's important to think ahead, not just one move, but several. Despite the fact that I'm not interested in sports, history or the Mafia, Patrick Bet-David has the gift of talking about these subjects in a way that makes them captivating and relevant for entrepreneurs. This book ramped up my motivation and desire to think more strategically about how the decisions I make today can play out in the future. I'm thankful that Patrick took the time to write this book and share his experience and wisdom! If you're an entrepreneur or intrapreneur, don't hesitate. Read it!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Oleg

    Pat, cannot disappoint. His Valuetainment channel for entrepreneurs is a must watch. He always produces high quality content, giving visdom/experience based advise and has a very unique perspective on things. He deconstructs current events and explains it from a different angle. The book is a mindset really. A philosophy and an overall guide how to think long term. It is all about your next 5 moves. You have to make some counterintuitive moves in life or business if you want to play a long game. Pat, cannot disappoint. His Valuetainment channel for entrepreneurs is a must watch. He always produces high quality content, giving visdom/experience based advise and has a very unique perspective on things. He deconstructs current events and explains it from a different angle. The book is a mindset really. A philosophy and an overall guide how to think long term. It is all about your next 5 moves. You have to make some counterintuitive moves in life or business if you want to play a long game. Highly recommend. Best read of 2020 so far

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