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What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture
by Ben Horowitz

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<p><strong>Ben Horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, modern management expert, and <em>New York Times </em>bestselling author, combines lessons both from history and from modern organizational practice with practical and often surprising advice to help executives build cultures that can weather both good and bad times. </strong><br /><br />Ben Horowitz has long been fascinated by history, and particularly by how people behave differently than you鈥檇 expect. The time and circumstances in which they were raised often shapes them鈥攜et a few leaders have managed to shape their times. In <em>What You Do Is Who You Are,</em> he turns his attention to a question crucial to every organization: how do you create and sustain the culture you want?</p><p>To Horowitz, culture is how a company makes decisions. It is the set of assumptions employees use to resolve everyday problems: should I stay at the Red Roof Inn, or the Four Seasons? Should we discuss the color of this product for five minutes or thirty hours? If culture is not purposeful, it will be an accident or a mistake.</p><p><em>What You Do Is Who You Are</em> explains how to make your culture purposeful by spotlighting four models of leadership and culture-building鈥攖he leader of the only successful slave revolt, Haiti鈥檚 Toussaint Louverture; the Samurai, who ruled Japan for seven hundred years and shaped modern Japanese culture; Genghis Khan, who built the world鈥檚 largest empire; and Shaka Senghor, a man convicted of murder who ran the most formidable prison gang in the yard and ultimately transformed prison culture.</p><p>Horowitz connects these leadership examples to modern case-studies, including how Louverture鈥檚 cultural techniques were applied (or should have been) by Reed Hastings at Netflix, Travis Kalanick at Uber, and Hillary Clinton, and how Genghis Khan鈥檚 vision of cultural inclusiveness has parallels in the work of Don Thompson, the first African-American CEO of McDonalds, and of Maggie Wilderotter, the CEO who led Frontier Communications. Horowitz then offers guidance to help any company understand its own strategy and build a successful culture. </p><p><em>What You Do Is Who You Are</em> is a journey through culture, from ancient to modern. Along the way, it answers a question fundamental to any organization: who are we? How do people talk about us when we鈥檙e not around? How do we treat our customers? Are we there for people in a pinch? Can we be trusted? </p><p>Who you are is not the values you list on the wall. It鈥檚 not what you say in company-wide meeting. It鈥檚 not your marketing campaign. It鈥檚 not even what you believe. Who you are is <em>what you do</em>. This book aims to help you do the things you need to become the kind of leader you want to be鈥攁nd others want to follow.</p>
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of t...
by Robert Iger

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English

Pages

250

Publication Date

September 23, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?A grand vision defined: The CEO of Disney, one of聽<i>Time</i>鈥檚 most influential people of 2019,聽shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.</b> <br /><br />Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time.聽Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company鈥檚 history.聽His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger鈥攖hink global鈥攁nd turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. <br /><br />Fourteen years later, Disney is the largest, most respected media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era.<br /><br />In聽<i>The Ride of a Lifetime</i>, Robert Iger shares the lessons he鈥檚 learned while running Disney and leading its 200,000 employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including:<br /><br />鈥⒙?lt;b>Optimism.</b>聽Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming.<br />鈥⒙?lt;b>Courage.</b>聽Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity. <br />鈥⒙?lt;b>Decisiveness.</b>聽All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale.<br /> 鈥⒙?lt;b>Fairness.</b>聽Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them. <br /><br />This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It鈥檚 also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the聽<i>Star Wars</i>聽mythology.<br />聽<br />鈥淭he ideas in this book strike me as universal鈥?Iger writes.聽鈥淣ot just to the aspiring CEOs of the world, but to anyone wanting to feel less fearful, more confidently聽<i>themselves</i>, as they navigate their professional and even personal lives.鈥?/div>
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
by , Bing West

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis--the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time--and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.</b><br /><br /><i>Call Sign Chaos </i>is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas--and short-sighted thinking--now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars. <br /><br />Mattis divides his book into three parts: direct leadership, executive leadership, and strategic leadership. In the first part, Mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. In the third part, Mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where military leaders reconcile war's grim realities with political leaders' human aspirations, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic.<br /><i></i><br /><i>Call Sign Chaos</i> is a memoir of lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy--one relevant to us all.
Stillness Is the Key
by Ryan Holiday

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b><b>Instant #1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> Bestseller & </b><b><i>Wall Street Journal</i></b><b> Bestseller</b><br /><br /><b>In </b><b><i>The Obstacle Is the Way</i></b><b> and </b><b><i>Ego Is the Enemy</i></b><b>, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, </b><b><i>Stillness Is the Key</i></b><b>, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.</b></b><br /><br />All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness--to be steady while the world spins around you. <br /><br />In this book, he outlines a path for achieving this ancient, but urgently necessary way of living. Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, he argues that stillness is not mere inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus.<br /><br />Holiday also examines figures who exemplified the power of stillness: baseball player Sadaharu Oh, whose study of Zen made him the greatest home run hitter of all time; Winston Churchill, who in balancing his busy public life with time spent laying bricks and painting at his Chartwell estate managed to save the world from annihilation in the process; Fred Rogers, who taught generations of children to see what was invisible to the eye; Anne Frank, whose journaling and love of nature guided her through unimaginable adversity. <br /><br />More than ever, people are overwhelmed. They face obstacles and egos and competition. <i>Stillness Is the Key </i>offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment, and excellence in a world that needs more of it than ever.
The Infinite Game
by Simon Sinek

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English

Pages

266

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Start With Why </i>and <i>Leaders Eat Last</i>, a bold framework for leadership in today鈥檚 ever-changing world.</b><br /> 聽<br /> How do we win a game that has no end? Finite games, like football or chess, have known players, fixed rules and a clear endpoint. The winners and losers are easily identified. Infinite games, games with no finish line, like business or politics, or life itself, have players who come and go. The rules of an infinite game are changeable while infinite games have no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers鈥攐nly ahead and behind.聽<br /> 聽<br /> The question is, how do we play to succeed in the game we鈥檙e in?<br /> 聽<br /> In this revelatory new book, Simon Sinek offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset. On one hand, none of us can resist the fleeting thrills of a promotion earned or a tournament won, yet these rewards fade quickly. In pursuit of a Just Cause, we will commit to a vision of a future world so appealing that we will build it week after week, month after month, year after year. Although we do not know the exact form this world will take, working toward it gives our work and our life meaning. <br /> 聽<br /> Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead us into the future.
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended ...
by , Tahl Raz

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English

Pages

260

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<p><strong>A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations鈥攚hether in the boardroom or at home.</strong></p><p>After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI鈥檚 lead international kidnapping negotiator. <em>Never Split聽</em><em>the Difference</em> takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss鈥檚 head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles鈥攃ounterintuitive tactics and strategies鈥攜ou too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life.</p><p>Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, <em>Never Split the Difference</em> gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.</p>
Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation ...
by John Doerr

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<b><b>#1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽Bestseller<br /><br />Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth鈥攁nd how it can help any organization thrive. </b></b><br /><br />In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They'd have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress鈥攖o measure what mattered.<br /><br />Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove ("the greatest manager of his or any era") drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than fifty companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked.<br /><br />In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. <br /><br />The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention.<br /><br />In <i>Measure What Matters</i>, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.
How To Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

August 24, 2010

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You can go after the job you want鈥攁nd get it!<br /> You can take the job you have鈥攁nd improve it!<br /> You can take any situation鈥攁nd make it work for you!<br /><br />Dale Carnegie鈥檚 rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, <i>How to Win Friends & Influence People</i> will teach you:<br /> <br /> -Six ways to make people like you<br /> -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking<br /> -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment<br /> <br /> And much more! Achieve your maximum potential鈥攁 must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Thi...
by , Ola Rosling

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</p><p><b>鈥淥ne of the most important books I鈥檝e ever read鈥攁n indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.鈥?鈥?Bill Gates</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>鈥淗ans Rosling tells the story of 鈥榯he secret silent miracle of human progress鈥?as only he can. But <i>Factfulness</i> does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.鈥?<i>鈥?lt;/i>Melinda Gates</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b>"<i>Factfulness</i> by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama</b><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>Factfulnes</i>s: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. </b></p><p>When asked simple questions about global trends鈥?lt;i>what percentage of the world鈥檚 population live in poverty; why the world鈥檚 population is increasing; how many girls finish school</i>鈥攚e systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.</p><p>In <i>Factfulness</i>, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers <b>a radical new explanation of why this happens</b>. They reveal <b>the ten instincts that distort our perspective</b>鈥攆rom our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of <i>us</i> and <i>them</i>) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). </p><p>Our problem is that we don鈥檛 know what we don鈥檛 know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases.</p><p><b>It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think.</b> That doesn鈥檛 mean there aren鈥檛 real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. </p><p>Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, <b><i>Factfulness </i>is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. </b></p><p>---</p><p>鈥淭his book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance鈥reviously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn鈥檛 enough. But I hope this book will be.鈥?Hans Rosling, February 2017.</p>
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Lif...
by Nir Eyal

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>"<i>Indistractable</i> provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results."</b><br />- James Clear, author of <i>Atomic Habits</i><br /><br />You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold.<br /><br />What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become "indistractable?"<br /><br />International bestselling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley's handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing <i>Hooked</i>, Eyal reveals distraction's Achilles' heel in his groundbreaking new book.<br /><br />In <i>Indistractable</i>, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more.<br /><br />Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. <i>Indistractable </i>reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.<br /><br />Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals:<br /><ul><li>Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional company culture--and how to fix it</li><br /><li>What really drives human behavior and why "time management is pain management"</li><br /><li>Why your relationships (and your sex life) depend on you becoming indistractable</li><br /><li>How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world</li></ul>Empowering and optimistic, <i>Indistractable </i>provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention--helping you live the life you really want.

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