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A business book about more than business: the ultimate guide to improving your work/life balance. Whatever your job is, chances are you find it hard to switch off. Today, we work longer hours, at weekends, at home and on the move - while the office is only ever a click away via smartphones and the Internet. But as much as we assume that this is the price of success - it doe A business book about more than business: the ultimate guide to improving your work/life balance. Whatever your job is, chances are you find it hard to switch off. Today, we work longer hours, at weekends, at home and on the move - while the office is only ever a click away via smartphones and the Internet. But as much as we assume that this is the price of success - it doesn't have to be this way. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne are here to show you how to build your business into something big, sustainable and widely recognized - and still lead a happy, whole and balanced life.In sixty-six short insights, they re­veal strategies and methods which will allow you to combine professional success with putting friends, family and happiness first. Their Efficiency Boosters will increase your effectiveness, while you'll learn all about how to avoid Time and Energy Wasters and build aNew Mindset that gives you to optimism and enthusiasm needed to succeed. So wave goodbye to guiltily checking your emails on a date, or getting home when your children are already in bed - this is your route to winning on every level.


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A business book about more than business: the ultimate guide to improving your work/life balance. Whatever your job is, chances are you find it hard to switch off. Today, we work longer hours, at weekends, at home and on the move - while the office is only ever a click away via smartphones and the Internet. But as much as we assume that this is the price of success - it doe A business book about more than business: the ultimate guide to improving your work/life balance. Whatever your job is, chances are you find it hard to switch off. Today, we work longer hours, at weekends, at home and on the move - while the office is only ever a click away via smartphones and the Internet. But as much as we assume that this is the price of success - it doesn't have to be this way. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne are here to show you how to build your business into something big, sustainable and widely recognized - and still lead a happy, whole and balanced life.In sixty-six short insights, they re­veal strategies and methods which will allow you to combine professional success with putting friends, family and happiness first. Their Efficiency Boosters will increase your effectiveness, while you'll learn all about how to avoid Time and Energy Wasters and build aNew Mindset that gives you to optimism and enthusiasm needed to succeed. So wave goodbye to guiltily checking your emails on a date, or getting home when your children are already in bed - this is your route to winning on every level.

30 review for Winning Without Losing: 66 Strategies for Succeeding in Business While Living a Happy and Balanced Life

  1. 4 out of 5

    Charles Eliot

    Most of the books I've read about business management fall into one of two categories. (Yep, this is yet another example of the hedgehog versus foxes dichotomy.) In the first category the author has One Big Idea. He spends time, usually too much time, motivating and explaining the Big Idea. Then he applies the Big Idea to lots of situations - some apt, some not - until he has enough material to fill a book. Big Idea books are usually too long, and almost never provide enough detail for the reader Most of the books I've read about business management fall into one of two categories. (Yep, this is yet another example of the hedgehog versus foxes dichotomy.) In the first category the author has One Big Idea. He spends time, usually too much time, motivating and explaining the Big Idea. Then he applies the Big Idea to lots of situations - some apt, some not - until he has enough material to fill a book. Big Idea books are usually too long, and almost never provide enough detail for the reader to apply the Big Idea in practice. In fact, most Big Idea books aren't at all about big ideas of universal generality; they're about interesting ideas useful in certain situations if you practice them enough. In trying to discuss his purported Big Idea at book length, the author progressively undermines his assertion that the idea was truly big. The second category are the Many Small Ideas books. In these books the author collects tips and tricks and hints and maxims and mottoes, and attempts to unify them under a vague theme. Small Ideas books are often structured as collections of short essays, each with a snappy title at the top and a memorable lesson - in bigger type and surrounded by a box - at the end. The trick to reading a Big Idea book is knowing when to stop reading. When you sense that the author is no longer strengthening his case with each new illustration, you've probably discovered the true size and utility of the idea, and you can stop reading. With Many Small Ideas books, the trick is to read quickly. After you've finished the book, you're only going to care about or remember a few of the ideas. So read the whole book as quickly as you can and if any of the ideas stick with you, go back and re-read them. "Winning Without Losing" is a Many Small Ideas book. The vague organizing theme is that you can "succeed in business while living a happy and balanced life". There are 66 small ideas, a couple of which I found interesting and memorable enough that I will try to apply them in my life and work. The writing is chirpy and uncluttered, like a better-than-average PowerPoint presentation.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Bahowerth

    الكتاب مميز لرائدي الاعمال يقدم لهم عدة مقالات ليعلمو كيف يوازنوا بين حياتهم الشخصية وعملهم ،وكيف يعملون لتحقيق اهدافهم،وكيف يتجنبون الجهد في العمل ،وكيف من المهم العناية بالجسد . الكتاب له فكرة مميزة ففي كل نهاية مقالة هناك جملة تلخص كل مفهوم هذه المقالةوفي نهاية الكتاب تم جمعها لكي تبدأي تطبيقها

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Domenichini

    I first discovered Martin and Winning Without Losing after seeing him on London Real TV http://youtu.be/44y1c5M1YOY?t=3m27s I bought the book and read it cover to cover and I can honestly say it has made me a happier person. I am much more able to pursue my life and business goals and yet feel as carefree and rested as when I was a little kid. Powerful stuff! I first discovered Martin and Winning Without Losing after seeing him on London Real TV http://youtu.be/44y1c5M1YOY?t=3m27s I bought the book and read it cover to cover and I can honestly say it has made me a happier person. I am much more able to pursue my life and business goals and yet feel as carefree and rested as when I was a little kid. Powerful stuff!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Geert

    Winning without losing consists of 66 short essays about all aspects of a healthy work / private life balance, how to boost your efficiency, get rid of time distractions etc etc. Not all essays are to the point, but most of them are and some of them are really valuable, so 5 stars here! My favorite parts - Assemble your wheel (meaning don't work alone or start a company alone, but start with a team) - Get your sleep (yeah right with 3 small kids :-)) - Make yourself lean (also started to read Person Winning without losing consists of 66 short essays about all aspects of a healthy work / private life balance, how to boost your efficiency, get rid of time distractions etc etc. Not all essays are to the point, but most of them are and some of them are really valuable, so 5 stars here! My favorite parts - Assemble your wheel (meaning don't work alone or start a company alone, but start with a team) - Get your sleep (yeah right with 3 small kids :-)) - Make yourself lean (also started to read Personal Kanban: Mapping Work Navigating Life - Pause your mind - Look for the good things - Keep it simple

  5. 4 out of 5

    I Carnegie

    An entertaining read, full of practical tips and presented in a way that makes it easy to pick and choose the bits that work for you. I'm still a student but I felt like many of the strategies were applicable to my work as well, not just business or entrepreneurship. Would definitely recommend this book.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dhiran

    An awesome read, for understanding the importance of success and balance in business and life generally. Sacrificing one for the sake of achieving success in other is an old school concept, the right mindset, team, practices and technology one can achieve the "Dual Optimum" (success in business and balance for all other things in life that one always wants to have. Jordan and Martin have narrated the 66 tips towards achieving the dual optimum not just using their experiences but also of many oth An awesome read, for understanding the importance of success and balance in business and life generally. Sacrificing one for the sake of achieving success in other is an old school concept, the right mindset, team, practices and technology one can achieve the "Dual Optimum" (success in business and balance for all other things in life that one always wants to have. Jordan and Martin have narrated the 66 tips towards achieving the dual optimum not just using their experiences but also of many other successful business role models, is quite an effort. Happy to have read this book and connected with it in many ways personally.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chirag

    Top messages in the book are: Don't work hard, work smart. Leverage technology and build your life with wise strategies ( behaviour , habits pertaining to business i.e mode of operandi) that help you excel as an entrepreneur, making the journey enjoyable and exciting and not an arduous displeasure. This book is a concise collection of advice that you can get from various sources such as inspirational people's stories, thoughts from best selling management books from recent times, blogs and TedX e Top messages in the book are: Don't work hard, work smart. Leverage technology and build your life with wise strategies ( behaviour , habits pertaining to business i.e mode of operandi) that help you excel as an entrepreneur, making the journey enjoyable and exciting and not an arduous displeasure. This book is a concise collection of advice that you can get from various sources such as inspirational people's stories, thoughts from best selling management books from recent times, blogs and TedX events and such other similar source. A great read for any and every entrepreneur out there!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dmitry Kuriakov

    (The English review is placed beneath Russian one) Если книга «Введение в НЛП» О’ Коннора и Сеймуна стала худшей из книг по психологии, то книга «Меньше, но лучше» Бьяуго и Милн, стала худшей из разряда бизнес-книг. Кстати, книга больше похожа на сборник статей из глянцевого журнала, нежели на хоть немного серьёзную книгу. О чём книга? О том, как хорошо работать столько, сколько ты хочешь, а не, сколько хочет работодатель. Работать с теми людьми, с которыми работать приятно, а не с теми, кто дан (The English review is placed beneath Russian one) Если книга «Введение в НЛП» О’ Коннора и Сеймуна стала худшей из книг по психологии, то книга «Меньше, но лучше» Бьяуго и Милн, стала худшей из разряда бизнес-книг. Кстати, книга больше похожа на сборник статей из глянцевого журнала, нежели на хоть немного серьёзную книгу. О чём книга? О том, как хорошо работать столько, сколько ты хочешь, а не, сколько хочет работодатель. Работать с теми людьми, с которыми работать приятно, а не с теми, кто даны, что называется, по факту. Спать нужно по 8 часов, а не по 4 или 5. Ну, и прочие банальные истины вперемежку с историями собственников удачных стартапов, которые сделали многомиллионные состояния. В общем, можно сказать, что это «всё понемногу» от Джефри Фокса, Джека Траута, Котлера, Джо Витале, Маккея и Игоря Манна. Квинтэссенция всей книги – одна цитата из её середины (приводится пример одного из стартапов): «Проект под названием Project Getaway, предоставляющий группам из 10-20 предпринимателей шестинедельный отпуск на Бали. Всё это время они отдыхают, развлекаются и работают, запускают стартапы – прямо из пляжных шезлонгов, потягивая тропические коктейли». Что ж, «потягивать тропические коктейли» лёжа в шезлонге на каком-нибудь острове в Карибском море, это всегда приятно. Но для того чтобы это сказать, можно и не писать книг. В заключение несколько советов от авторов книги: · Хороший отдых должен стать одним из ваших главных приоритетов · Всегда ищите способ выделиться из толпы себе подобных · Внимательно слушайте других, искренне стремитесь понять их точку зрения · Медитируйте по 12 минут в день · Беритесь за актуальные проекты · Объединяйтесь с людьми разделяющими ваши цели · Попробуйте проводить совещания в форме прогулок, пробежек или катания на велосипеде · Составляете список дел на конкретный – сегодняшний – день · Почаще бывайте на свежем воздухе · Живите там, где вам хорошо It’s more like a collection of glossy magazine articles than a serious book. What is the book about? About how good it is to work as much as you want, not as much as the employer wants. To work with people who are pleasant to work with, not with those who were assigned by the company. You have to sleep for 8 hours, not 4 or 5 hours. Well, other commonplace truths are combined with the stories of successful startup owners, who have made millions of dollars. In general, we can say that it's all "little by little" from Jeffrey Fox, Jack Trout, Kotler, Joe Vitale, Harvey MacKay and Igor Mann. The quintessence of the entire book is one quote from the middle of it (an example of one of the startups is given): "A project called Project Getaway, which provides groups of 10-20 entrepreneurs with a six-week vacation in Bali. All this time, they relax, have fun and work, launch startups - right from the beach loungers, sipping tropical cocktails". Well, "sipping tropical cocktails" lying on a lounge chair on an island in the Caribbean Sea is always a pleasure. But in order to say it, you don't have to write books. In conclusion, a few tips from the authors of the book: - A good holiday should be one of your top priorities - Always look for a way to stand out from the crowd. - Listen carefully to others; sincerely seek to understand their point of view - Meditate 12 minutes a day - Take important projects - Unite with the people who share your goals - Try holding meetings in the form of walks, jogging or cycling - Making a list of things to do today - Be outdoors more often - Live where you feel good

  9. 4 out of 5

    Camilla

    3.75 stars (I was very much in doubt about the 3 or 4 stars, but as it's a 3.75, I'll follow the mathematical system and round it.) It's quite difficult to write new things about succeeding in business while living a happy life. But it's not difficult to write about this. The problem is: It's almost impossible to put these in practice. Well, I didn't find many different things in this book, but it received my 3.75 stars because it has a very easy way to show these things. The strategies are much e 3.75 stars (I was very much in doubt about the 3 or 4 stars, but as it's a 3.75, I'll follow the mathematical system and round it.) It's quite difficult to write new things about succeeding in business while living a happy life. But it's not difficult to write about this. The problem is: It's almost impossible to put these in practice. Well, I didn't find many different things in this book, but it received my 3.75 stars because it has a very easy way to show these things. The strategies are much easier to understand and follow. Martin doesn't intend to make a thesis but to show us how to practice the strategies in a easier way and this is very important. The formatting of the book made it practical. And this is Winning without losing. FOR those who never read those kind of books and want to; For those who prefer easier ways than complicated thesis; For those whose life is in a complicated way right now: this is the book. An addendum: I received this book in a GRs giveaway in exchange for an honest review. Maybe if I was one that read a lot those kind of self-help book, I would have even give it a 4.5/5 stars, but I don't like very much self-help books. I enter the wrong giveaway and didn't know how to withdraw. Anyway, it was informative, a light read, gave me some good tips and - you know what? - I will keep it somewhere closer to take a look once or twice.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Du Nguyen

    Winning Without Losing by Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne is a book about the work/life balance in the context of entrepreneurs. I really like the idea of this book. How to maintain a sense of balance in your life even though you're working to keep your company afloat or to grow it before it fails. The book is organized into 66 small essays representing 66 tips that can help you regain the balance. It is organized into seven sections: how to do things more smartly, how to do things differentl Winning Without Losing by Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne is a book about the work/life balance in the context of entrepreneurs. I really like the idea of this book. How to maintain a sense of balance in your life even though you're working to keep your company afloat or to grow it before it fails. The book is organized into 66 small essays representing 66 tips that can help you regain the balance. It is organized into seven sections: how to do things more smartly, how to do things differently than usual, how to eliminate things that waste your time and energy, how to keep moving even if life seems against you, how to design balance into your life, how to get into the mindset of balance and how to do it. As the book is very fragmented I felt it easy and fast to read but felt it lacked a lot of elaboration on most of the subjects. The quality of each essay also varies greatly with some essays being distilled wisdom while others seem to be there to make up the numbers. Overall it is a very interesting book. If this book had an extensive bibliography it would have been a great book but without it, it becomes a handy book instead to introduce you to some new ideas and thoughts you can try to pursue balance in work and life.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Richard

    Winning Without Losing contains 66 essays (short, 2-3 page chapters) on tips and ideas for business owners and entrepreneurs on how to be successful in business *and* life. There is a lot of focus on Life/Work balance, beating overwhelm, looking after yourself both physically and mentally, and growing as an individual who can help others. I personally found the book inspirational. It was easy to digest (I found myself unable to read the book beyond a chapter or two, as I wanted to get on and imple Winning Without Losing contains 66 essays (short, 2-3 page chapters) on tips and ideas for business owners and entrepreneurs on how to be successful in business *and* life. There is a lot of focus on Life/Work balance, beating overwhelm, looking after yourself both physically and mentally, and growing as an individual who can help others. I personally found the book inspirational. It was easy to digest (I found myself unable to read the book beyond a chapter or two, as I wanted to get on and implement what I'd learned from reading!) and offers practical advice from business leaders who have been there and done that. Highly recommended!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Christian Jensen

    This is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read, and Martin and Jordan, and all of their role models, really show you that being successful in your professional life doesn't have to cause any shortcomings in your personal life. I love the way the book is built up with a series of easily read essays that provide you with specific tools and motivating stories that make you want to create the best life possible for yourself and the people closest to you. So read this book, forget 'no pain, This is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read, and Martin and Jordan, and all of their role models, really show you that being successful in your professional life doesn't have to cause any shortcomings in your personal life. I love the way the book is built up with a series of easily read essays that provide you with specific tools and motivating stories that make you want to create the best life possible for yourself and the people closest to you. So read this book, forget 'no pain, no gain' and start enjoying every aspect of your life.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Gavin Moore

    This book is a superb guide on how entrepreneurs should be living their lives. It really is a wonderful tool to ensure you have everything in place to succeed at work, without missing out on anything at home, or wherever else you may like being for that matter! Being successful at work doesn't mean spending 50 hours in the office each week. Take a look at these genius 66 strategies and set your life up for success.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Katarina

    Very easy to read. Well structured book, short and to the point, and extremely well written. Many good idea, very practical and easy to implement....But it's geared towards entrepreneurs, not so much towards employees. Also many of the ideas are not groundbreaking or brand new. What is new is collecting all these strategies into one great package.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sha Hafez

    الكتاب مميز في الواقع؛ فهو سلس في تدفقه وثري في محتواه في ذات الوقت. يقدم منهجًا عمليًا وخطوات واقعية لتحقيق التوازن بين ريادة الأعمال والاستمتاع بالحياة الشخصية. ويقدم نماذج من حياة رجال أعمال ناجحين بإيجاز يشكر عليه المؤلفين. المنظور المختلف الأساسي للكتاب هو أن النجاح لا يتطلب في الواقع العمل 24/7، وإنما حسن توظيف الموارد والمهارات هو المفتاح.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Egle

    Becoming wildly successful while still living a full life sounds like an idea that is too good to be true. But Martin shows us that not only is it achievable, but he also provides us with a number of easy to follow strategies to get there. I find this read very inspiring and a great reminder that having a great career doesn't necessarily translate to sacrifices in other areas of life.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Max

    Authors of this book wanted it to be a collection of short advices. As a result, I didn't remember anything from what I read. I prefer books dedicated to one specific topic. Although I didn't find this book useful, I still would recommend to read it. I think, this book is perfect for those who just started exploring productivity.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Gko

    Too much about entrepreneurs rather than everyday "workers". Some interesting stories and advice, but not relevant enough for my liking.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ed van der Winden

    No new insights. Old stuff (for me anyway) in an easy-to-swallow format.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jiri Mocicka

    Very good book and inspiration for anyone starting business

  21. 5 out of 5

    Bala .

  22. 4 out of 5

    Yaroslav

  23. 4 out of 5

    Convo_Pieces

  24. 5 out of 5

    Chun Tat

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Munk-Stander

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anton Čorba

  27. 4 out of 5

    abigail rowton

  28. 4 out of 5

    Martin Pihl

  29. 5 out of 5

    Serhat

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anne Terry

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