Summary of Start with Why

Summary of Start with Why by Simon Sinek | Includes Analysis


Start With Why by Simon Sinek is a self-help book for business leaders seeking ways of gaining authenticity through a focus on their purpose.
Most companies rely on manipulations to attract customers and employees; they use short-term motivators that do not inspire or encourage loyalty. Customers who are not inspired will stop buying the product as soon as the company cannot keep up the manipulative strategies, and employees are less motivated and less productive when they are not inspired.
Instead of strategies based on keeping up with competitors and metrics meant to determine the company’s basic productivity, companies should form strategies that advance its purpose, or its “why,” and find metrics that measure “how” the company advances that “why.” Only with a firm idea of why the company does its work and how it intends to fulfill that purpose can employees then decide what to do at work…

PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.

Inside this Instaread Summary of Start with Why by Simon Sinek | Includes Analysis

Overview of the Book
Important People
Key Takeaways
Analysis of Key Takeaways

About the Author

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23 printed pages
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    Fidan Tofidihas quotedlast year
    Companies with a focus on their purpose encourage true innovation above and beyond market competition.
    The most innovative businesses are those that fulfill their purposes by offering customers things they later believe they need but did not ask for, such as automobiles and portable music players. A company without a strong sense of “why” would be more likely to only improve existing products and compete with companies offering similar products. Inspiring companies benefit more from measuring how well they fulfill their purpose as innovators.
    Fidan Tofidihas quotedlast year
    The best business strategies start with a focus on why the company exists, then on how the company will fulfill that purpose, and lastly on what operations will complete that plan.
    The Golden Circle illustrates where a company should begin its search for strategies. The center of the circle is “why,” the company’s purpose for existing. The next ring is “how,” which relies on an understanding of the purpose and represents the plans to fulfill that purpose. The outer circle, “what,” consists of the actions that carry out the plan that fulfills the purpose.
    Fidan Tofidihas quotedlast year
    Successful companies often have one visionary leader who focuses on “why” and a planning leader who establishes “how.” The rest of the organization amplifies the “why” and “how” in what it does.

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