The Zigzag Principle: The Goal Setting Strategy That Will Revolutionize Your Business and Your Life

The Zigzag Principle The Goal Setting Strategy That Will Revolutionize Your Business and Your Life Zigzag Your Way to Success Have you ever set your sights on the top of a mountain and then started your ascent by heading straight through the trees and up the sheer cliffs Or driven in your car to th

  • Title: The Zigzag Principle: The Goal Setting Strategy That Will Revolutionize Your Business and Your Life
  • Author: Rich Christiansen
  • ISBN: 9780071774581
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Zigzag Your Way to Success Have you ever set your sights on the top of a mountain and then started your ascent by heading straight through the trees and up the sheer cliffs Or driven in your car to the other side of town as the crow flies Of course not Because you instinctively know that, just as a river has to wend its way around obstacles, the best route is never aZigzag Your Way to Success Have you ever set your sights on the top of a mountain and then started your ascent by heading straight through the trees and up the sheer cliffs Or driven in your car to the other side of town as the crow flies Of course not Because you instinctively know that, just as a river has to wend its way around obstacles, the best route is never actually a straight line In The Zigzag Principle, Rich Christiansen applies a foundational law of nature to business management, entrepreneurship, goal setting, and life in general as he explores why zigzagging toward our intended outcomes is effective than trying to bulldoze our way through whatever stands between us and our objectives.Christiansen helps you get started, make your way over the big hill to initial profitability, and minimize risks along the way A s the head of well established corporations and as the brains behind numerous start ups, Christiansen has been through it all, and he s charted all the zigs and zags you ll encounter In The Zigzag Principle, he documents everything he has learned, including how to Identify your destinationCreate a defined set of values to help you as your business finds its wayAdd resources and hire the right people, as you turn the cash you have into fuel for Replicate your successes to bring your product to the massesProtect your resources, your family, and your sanityThe simplicity of a straight line can be seductive But it s not a realistic way to go about achieving your goals, because you will always come upon unexpected obstacles in the road Zigzagging requires you to be nimble and flexible, to bootstrap, and to be able to take advantage of multiple opportunities What it delivers is success in business and in life far beyond your initial plans and dreams.Use The Zigzag Principle to assess your resources, use them to their fullest, and keep yourself and your team motivated all while living a life of balance.Praise for The Zigzag Principle Rock solid principles so simple that you will read this book wondering how you could have missed seeing truths that are so obvious Stephen R Covey, bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Our economy will be saved and grow again through the industry of focused entrepreneurs who will hire thousands of employees to meet the needs of customers This thoughtful and inspired book will guide creative and energized business men and women to accomplish their loftiest dreams and restore America s prosperity once again Alan E Hall, entrepreneur, angel investor, venture capitalist, cofounder of Mercato Partners The Zigzag Principle is the new way of doing business It will increase your chances of success by 90 percent and eliminate so much of the stress that business owners face Garrett Gunderson, New York Times bestselling author of Killing Sacred Cows The Zigzag Principle has revolutionized the way I run my business It works, it measures, it performs Every business should know and implement this principle Curtis Blair, cofounder and general manager, Froghair Rich Christiansen is one of the most insightful, practical, and cost conscious entrepreneurs in the world today Listen to Rich He won t steer you wrong Roy H Williams, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling Wizard of Ads trilogy I don t believe entrepreneurship is something you can truly learn from a book Everyone has to make their own mistakes Nevertheless, if you ve already made some mistakes then you ll find The Zig Zag Principle to be a no b.s guide to starting, nurturing and succeeding at entrepreneurship Jeffrey Eisenberg, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal marketing bestsellers Call to Action and Waiting For Your Cat To Bark Entrepreneurs, you need not fear failure any With The Zigzag Principle in hand, you will have all the tools you need to increase your probability of success the instant you apply the concepts in this book Rick Sapio, founder and CEO of Mutual Capital Alliance, Inc, Dallas, Texas The Zigzag Principle isn t feel good fluff it is a logical and practical formula that you can put your hands on, and it will increase the rate of success of any business you apply it to Moe Abdou, Principal and founder, 33 Voices The Zigzag Principle is powerful than the release and iterate mentality which is so prevalent today I have adjusted my planning to incorporate this principle in our product launches Properly executed, The Zigzag Principl will keep folks like me out of financial hot water David McInnis, founder of PRWeb and founder and CEO of Cranberry LLC, Venture Partners Most entrepreneurs find it complicated and difficult to build their businesses Rich has done a masterful job with The Zigzag Principle to make complex things simple and the difficult easy and it works It will help you get where you want to be with confidence and certainty Murray Smith, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Answer and CEO of MainStreetMentor Whether you are a parent, an entrepreneur, a factory worker, or a middle manger, The Zigzag Principle will provide you with a framework and a formula that will empower you to make changes in your world you had never felt were possible Joseph Grenny, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Influencer The Power to Change Anything The Zigzag Principle delivers the epiphany of the decade for business owners These strategies are non intuitive, but proven to be solid and dependable, which is why this is such an important work Not only will you profit faster than you thought possible, you ll also enjoy greater balance and fulfillment in the process Leslie Householder, Award winning bestselling author of The Jackrabbit Factor Portal to GeniusAbout the Book

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    1. I read this book as part of the 12 Books online book group during the month of May 2012. I admit that when I first read the title I was a little confused. I love anything to do with entrepreneurship despite my rather poor track record thus far. The reason I was so excited to read this book is because the author has just an established track record in starting successful companies. Rich has launched over 30 companies with less than $10K in capital and among those over 10 went on to be BIG success [...]

    2. Why this book was written: Gives a crisp framework for reaching your goals; whether in business or in lifeSynopsis: The first zig is to achieve profitability, the second zag is to add resources and the third zig to scale. Too often we get hung up trying to scale a business before we actually get to profit, causing disaster. This book shows how to avoid this using the simplest of frameworks.Key Highlights: Zig 1 [Getting to Profitability]: Assess resources, find your beacon in the fog (endgame), [...]

    3. Brief review:I read this book as a part of 12booksin2012 ( 12booksgroup/ or on /group/show/1 )I enjoyed reading this book. I believe that the zig-zag principle can be both useful and inspiring especially in regards to entrepreneurship. Because i do not want to spoil anything for potential readers, i will not go into depth with the principle of zigzagging. In addition to the zigzagging principle itself, i liked the descriptions of catalyzing statements, the linkage to values and setting up guard [...]

    4. Great book on a unique strategy for starting a business. The trick to lasting success is to take time to plan out every move - to go in a ‘zigzag’ pattern - instead of barrelling ahead to the finish line. Christiansen gives readers the tools they need to create a strategy for lasting success in a startup. He breaks his steps into four sections: 1. Focus on the mission: Defining the values of the company. 2. The ‘zig’ principle: Making the company profitable. 3. The ‘zag’ principle #1 [...]

    5. This was one of those books I wasn't sure why I was reading it, because I didn't, at this point in my life and my business's life, need to get into any more of this stuff. But it was good for something, because, less for my business than for personal stuff, it helped me finally identify the stage I was currently at, and where I needed to think of moving to next, which was a place I'd concluded must be it, but I wasn't sure. This book, in that sense, was pretty much "the one helpful thing" becaus [...]

    6. I received this as part of the First Reads program. I was honestly not expecting too much, another business book, but I ended up enjoying it. It has some of the standard messages you would expect from a business book, but also some good insights that I haven't seen elsewhere. It lays out the principles in a pretty straightforward manner and with clear, simple stories to help illustrate the points. I did find the constant reinforcements of the message to be slightly annoying at times (I like to t [...]

    7. This book is fantastic for teaching practical rules in building a business. The author isn't trying to teach you some theory he came up with, but a strategy he has proven several times over. His sensible, calm and logical approach to business makes sense, and it gets you really excited to start putting these principles to use. Though The Zigzag Principle is an easy read, it's worth way more than so many "in-depth" books because of how driven it gets you to work hard on something that makes sense [...]

    8. I’ve read lots of books on goal setting and achievement, both those with a personal focus and a business or organizational focus. This book, by its title, purports it will help you both personally and professionally. At some levels it does, and I see it more valuable on the business side. - See more at: blogvineikenberry/leade

    9. Based on the preview, this book sounds very promising. I like to think I am in control and gaining insight into how to better flow with the problems that crop up and the detours that seem irrelevant would be beneficial.

    10. It just crystalize my thoughts on my zigzag goals i have in life. More clarity now as i moved on with this Zigzag Principle from Rich. Keep looking, finding and searching. Eventually i will reach my goal in a zigzag way. Thank you Rich.

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