Reid Hoffman is cofounder and Executive Chairman of LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, and partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Greylock. Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur and bestselling coauthor, with Reid, of The Start-up of You. He is a frequent speaker on talent management. Chris Yeh is an entrepreneur, writer, and mentor. He helps interesting people do interesting things as VP of Marketing at PBworks and general partner at Wasabi Ventures.
"Recommended Reading: 10 Books on Creative Leadership" -- Forbes Business Insider's list of business books every professional should read before turning 30 "The Alliance shaped career conversations in a way that was way more visible and healthy than I'd ever seen done." -- Pat Wadors, Head of HR for LinkedIn; as seen in Business Insider "... an insightful look at the new employer-employee relationship (especially for those of us on-boarding Gen Y and soon Millennials). -- Ken Tencer, CEO of Spyder Works Inc., Globe and Mail "This book will force you to see the future, it will show you new models of work, and it has the eminence and perspective to make your entire team think... an important new book which is well worth a read." -- Forbes "an essential handbook for dealing with the challenges of managing an ever more connected, ever more mobile workforce." -- Barnes & Noble "In a provocative new book, the father of social networks reveals a startling new way to reframe the relationship between employers and employees." -- Fortune magazine "Readers will discover in this engaging book that the relationship between employee and employer doesn't have to be branded as 'It's complicated.'" -- TD magazine (Association for Talent Development) "For those of you who haven't read The Alliance, Reid, Casnocha and Yeh make a compelling case for a third model that treats employees as 'allies.'" -- Human Resource Executive ADVANCE PRAISE for The Alliance: Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric-- "GE is competing in its third century. The key to sustained performance is developing competitive leaders in every era. The Alliance captures the essence of modern talent development: trust and mutual value creation helps both employer and employee compete in the marketplace. The authors lay out a framework that helps big companies as well as start-ups develop their people more effectively, while creating a competitive team." Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and CEO, American Express-- "Engaged employees are the key to success in any business. The Alliance is a terrific book that offers real-world insights on how to build loyalty, inspire creativity, and manage winning teams for the long term."