Vibrant, game-changing CEO Lisa Messenger shares an insightful account of her rollercoaster ride as the creator and founder of the globally popular Collective Hub, the hip magazine of inspiration for disrupters and innovators of all stripes—with bold ideas on how you can stay on track and remain true to whatever your passion may be.
Speaking to the new generation of innovators, game changers, and disrupters who want to succeed in a fast changing and often vexing world, Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur is a personal and honest chronicle of Lisa Messenger’s various business endeavors, including her shrewd launch of her innovative entrepreneurial magazine, Collective Hub. Exuding honesty and energy, Lisa blends these wonderfully insightful stories with important business lessons she has learned along the way, such as how she empowered herself in ways that helped her harness her creativity, disrupt the system, and be fearless in all of her endeavors. Inspiring as well as instructive, Messenger’s book offers up other big-think insights such as:
-Invest in yourself
-Know your “why”
-Realize that failure is another word for experience
-Break free of the traditional thinking around what a career should look like
Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, corporate ladder-climber, or a seasoned business owner, Daring and Disruptive is a powerful and practical guide that can help you dig deep, stay on message, and stay true to your ideas in challenging times (so if you’re thrown to the wolves, you’ll have the strength to come out leading the pack).
Lisa Messenger is the CEO of The Messenger Group, as well as founder and editor-in-chief of Collective Hub™, an entrepreneurial lifestyle magazine distributed in over thirty-seven countries with a mandate to disrupt, challenge, and inspire. In addition, she has worked globally in events, sponsorship, marketing, PR, and publishing. Lisa has authored and coauthored over a dozen books and has become an authority in the start-up scene. Adding to her collection of writing achievements, Lisa has been invited as a regular contributor for local and international publications including Huffington Post and the prestigious Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald.
Full of stirring wisdom that's particuarly relevant to entrepreneurs but also to anyone chasing success
– Publisher's Weekly
A fast read—and an inspirational one: Australian serial entrepreneur and author (Happiness Is, 2009) Messenger tells it like it is, offering a path to success that involves not only hard work but also guts and no small amount of determination. And she inspires by simply telling her own story, following a bare-bones outline of 10 actions. From “believe in yourself” (sound familiar?) to “do good,” Messenger peppers every overpromoted cliché with real stories. Like the time she dreamed about starting a publishing empire while atop a Marrakesh roof. Or how she overcame the fear of public speaking. Even her brand tips—connections are king; secure all your names as fast as you can—have relevance in today’s insanely busy work world. And it all ends with this: “Make money so you can make a difference.” Simple advice, well-put.