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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

May 21, 2018

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<b><i>***A National Bestseller***</i><br /><br />One of the Best Books of 2018: <i>NPR • New York Times Book Review, Inc. <b><i>• </i></b>TIME <b><i>• </i></b>Wall Street Journal <b><i>• </i></b>Washington Post </i><br /><br /><br />"Chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of <i>All the President’s Men.</i>"<i> —The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.</b><br /><br />In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.<br /><br />A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.<br /> <i> </i>
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 <i>New York Times</i> 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—and 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—to 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.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
by Ashlee Vance

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

May 19, 2015

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In <i>Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future</i>, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent over 40 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way. <br /><br />        Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

September 23, 2009

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<p> </p><b>The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.</b><br /><br />In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.<br />  <br /> Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? <br />  <br /> People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.  <br />  <br /> START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
Unstoppable: A 90-Day Plan to Biohack Your Mind and Body for Succ...
by Ben Angel

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English

Pages

246

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<b>Unlock Your Potential. Become Unstoppable.</b><br /><p>Unable to overcome debilitating fatigue and depression, bestselling author and personal devel-opment expert <strong>Ben Angel</strong> set out on a 90-day mission to find and conquer the root of his rut.</p><br /><p>The result of his journey is <strong><em>Unstoppable</em></strong>, a highly revealing book where Ben gives you a look into the world of nootropics, wearable devices, and nutrition and delivers a guide to help you reduce stress, increase focus, improve physical performance, and eliminate your fears. You’ll hear from world-leading biohackers, neuroscientists, doctors, and <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author <strong>Dave Asprey</strong> as Ben helps you:<br /><ul><br /><li>Identify the seven triggers causing your brain fog</li><br /><li>Discover the key to better health, more energy, and a better mood</li><br /><li>Optimize your mental performance and feel more alert with six nootropics</li><br /><li>Form new behaviors and break old patterns (the real secret to your success)</li><br /><li>Interrupt your stress response through breathing</li><br /><li>Align your biochemistry with your soul’s purpose in three easy steps</li><br /><li>Use progressive overload to become an upgraded version of yourself</li><br /></ul><br /><p>Plus, gain access to the Unstoppable Assessment to discover your identity type, pinpoint your energy levels, and create a plan to break through your own limits and become <strong>unstoppable</strong>.</p><br /><blockquote>When we look at the most successful people, we usually look at their habits—their behaviors, their day-to-day rituals, their dedication. But what about the mind? Ben Angel hits this idea head-on in <em>Unstoppable</em>, tackling peak performance with biohacking strategies that will blow your mind.<br />—Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI and <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author</blockquote>
To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make ...
by Lawrence Levy

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

November 01, 2016

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<DIV>“Lovely and surprising . . . This delightful book is about finance, creative genius, workplace harmony, and luck.”—<B><I>Fortune</I></B><BR /><BR /> ”Enchanting,”—<B><I>New York Times</I></B><BR /><BR /> “I love this book! I think it is brilliant.”—<B>Ed Catmull,</B> cofounder and president of Pixar Animation, president of Disney Animation, and coauthor of the bestseller <I>Creativity Inc.</I><BR /><BR /><B>The revelatory saga of Pixar’s rocky start and improbable success</B><BR /><BR /> After Steve Jobs was dismissed from Apple in the early 1990s, he turned his attention to a little‑known graphics company he owned called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard‑trained lawyer and executive to whom he had never spoken before. He hoped to persuade Levy to help him pull Pixar back from the brink of failure. <BR /><BR /> This is the extraordinary story of what happened next: how Jobs and Levy concocted and pulled off a highly improbable plan that transformed Pixar into one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories. Levy offers a masterful, firsthand account of how Pixar rose from humble beginnings, what it was like to work so closely with Jobs, and how Pixar’s story offers profound lessons that can apply to many aspects of our lives. <BR /><BR />  “Part business book and part thriller—a tale that’s every bit as compelling as the ones Pixar tells in its blockbuster movies. It’s also incredibly inspirational, a story about a team that took big risks and reaped the rewards . . . I loved this book and could not put it down.”—<B>Dan Lyons</B>, best-selling author of <I>Disrupted</I><BR /><BR /> “A natural storyteller, Levy offers an inside look at the business and a fresh, sympathetic view of Jobs.”<B><I>—Success Magazine</I></B><BR /><BR /><B>An Amazon Best Book of 2016 in Business & Leadership</B> • <B>A top pick on <I>Fortune</I>’s Favorite Booksof 2016 • A 2017 Axiom Business Book Award winner in Memoir/Biography</B></DIV>
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and Wh...
by Michael E. Gerber

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. </p><p>Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.</p><p><em>The E-Myth Revisited</em> will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.</p>
Passive Income Freedom: 23 Passive Income Blueprints: Go Step-by-...
by Gundi Gabrielle

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English

Pages

319

Publication Date

January 01, 2019

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<h1><strong>Passive Income Freedom!</strong></h1><h2><em>Is it real + possible? Do you need a lot of money or special skills? Can anyone achieve this?</em></h2><p><br /></p><p>If you ever asked these questions, this book will give you some answers and show you in 23 Step-by-Step Blueprints that - <em>yes</em> - Passive Income Freedom is definitely real and achievable for everyone:</p><h3><strong>Including YOU!</strong></h3><h3><em></em><br /></h3><h3><em>Even as a total beginner.</em><br /></h3><p><em></em><br /></p><p>What you will <u><em>not</em></u> find in this book are get rich quick schemes or inflated promises.</p><p>This book is not for lazy people or tricksters trying to beat the system.</p><p>These are <u><strong>solid, proven passive income blueprints</strong></u> that do take work in the beginning and certainly have a learning curve. <br /></p><p><em>Like anything worth having.</em></p><h2><em></em>But...<br /></h2><h2><em></em><br /></h2><h2><em>If you are ready for freedom,</em><br /></h2><p><em></em><br /></p><h3><em>Ready to get out of the rat race and the drudgery of boring, unfulfilling jobs,<br /></em></h3><h3><em>Ready to get out under that pile of debt and bills to pay,<br /></em></h3><h3><em>Ready to become the person you were meant to be<br /></em></h3><h3><em>with the freedom to pursue your passions and</em><br /></h3><h3><em>share some AWEsome with the world...</em><br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h2>Then...<br /></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>this book will be an amazing resource. Taking you by the hand and giving you:<br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h2><strong>A Tour-de-Force Ride through the many - <em>vastly different</em> - realms of passive income entrepreneurship.</strong><br /></h2><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p><strong>So you know what's out there. You know what your passive income options are. And you can then decide which path to choose - <u><em>with</em></u> - an action plan in place on how to get there.</strong><br /></p><p><strong></strong><strong></strong><br /></p><h2><strong>Don't worry, these are fun... :)</strong><br /></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>As always with SassyZenGirl books, great business info doesn't have to be dull and boring.<br /></h3><p><br /></p><h3><em>You will smile, you will be excited - <u>and</u> - you will have a sound passive income strategy in place once you finish this book!</em><br /></h3><p><strong></strong><br /></p><h3><strong>Are you ready?</strong><br /></h3><h3>Then scroll up to the top and hit that BUY BUTTON...:)<br /></h3><h3> <br /></h3>
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
by Kim Scott

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<p><b>Now a <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal </i>bestseller</b></p><p>"I raced through <i>Radical Candor</i>--It’s thrilling to learn a framework that shows how to be both a better boss and a better colleague. <i>Radical Candor</i> is packed with illuminating truths, insightful advice, and practical suggestions, all illustrated with engaging (and often funny) stories from Kim Scott’s own experiences at places like Apple, Google, and various start-ups. Indispensable." —<b>Gretchen Rubin author of <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>The Happiness Project</i></b></p><p>"Reading <i>Radical Candor</i> will help you build, lead, and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives. Kim Scott's insights--based on her experience, keen observational intelligence and analysis--will help you be a better leader and create a more effective organization." —<b>Sheryl Sandberg author of the <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>Lean In</i></b></p><p>"Kim Scott has a well-earned reputation as a kick-ass boss and a voice that CEOs take seriously. In this remarkable book, she draws on her extensive experience to provide clear and honest guidance on the fundamentals of leading others: how to give (and receive) feedback, how to make smart decisions, how to keep moving forward, and much more. If you manage people--whether it be 1 person or a 1,000--you need <i>Radical Candor</i>. Now." —<b>Daniel Pink author of <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Drive</i></b></p><p>From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. When you become a manager, it’s your job to say it--and your obligation.</p><p>Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she worked with a team to develop a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor.</p><p>Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. When you challenge without caring it’s obnoxious aggression; when you care without challenging it’s ruinous empathy. When you do neither it’s manipulative insincerity. </p><p>This simple framework can help you build better relationships at work, and fulfill your three key responsibilities as a leader: creating a culture of feedback (praise and criticism), building a cohesive team, and achieving results you’re all proud of. </p><p><i>Radical Candor</i> offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author’s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.</p>
Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and In...
by Gary Vaynerchuk

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English

Pages

293

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<p>Four-time <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.</p><p>In his 2009 international bestseller <em>Crush It,</em> Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In <em>Crushing It!,</em> Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following <em>Crush It</em> principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what <em>Crushing It</em>! teaches readers to do.</p><p>In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, <em>Crushing It!</em> illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies.</p><p><em>Crushing It!</em> is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.</p>

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