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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>Instant <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.
I Love Capitalism!: An American Story
by Ken Langone

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>Iconoclastic entrepreneur and New York legend Ken Langone tells the compelling story of how a poor boy from Long Island became one of America's most successful businessmen.</b><br /><br />Ken Langone has seen it all on his way to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. A pillar of corporate America for decades, he's a co-founder of Home Depot, a former director of the New York Stock Exchange, and a world-class philanthropist (including $200 million for NYU's Langone Health). In this memoir he finally tells the story of his unlikely rise and controversial career. It's also a passionate defense of the American Dream -- of preserving a country in which any hungry kid can reach the maximum potential of his or her talents and work ethic. <br /><br />In a series of fascinating stories, Langone shows how he struggled to get an education, break into Wall Street, and scramble for an MBA at night while competing with privileged competitors by day. He shares how he learned how to evaluate what a business is worth and apply his street smarts to 8-figure and 9-figure deals . And he's not shy about discussing, for the first time, his epic legal and PR battle with former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer. <br /><br />His ultimate theme is that free enterprise is the key to giving everyone a leg up. As he writes:<br /><br /><i>This book is my love song to capitalism. Capitalism works! And I'm living proof -- it works for everybody. Absolutely anybody is entitled to dream big, and absolutely everybody </i>should <i>dream big. I did. Show me where the silver spoon was in my mouth. I've got to argue profoundly and passionately: I'm the American Dream.</i>
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>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.<br /><br />"Crime thriller authors have nothing on Carreyrou's exquisite sense of suspenseful pacing and multifaceted character development in this riveting, read-in-one-sitting tour de force....Carreyrou's commitment to unraveling Holmes' crimes was literally of life-saving value." -<i>Booklist</i></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.
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.
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business
by Gino Wickman

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

April 03, 2012

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<div>Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?<BR><BR>All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical. Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned.<BR><BR>In <I>Traction</I>, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying <I>Traction</I> every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.<BR><BR>For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply <I>Traction</I> to your business, check out its companion book, <I>Get A Grip</I>.<BR></div>
How to Build Your Network Marketing Business in 15 Minutes a Day:...
by , Tom "Big Al" Schreiter

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English

Pages

104

Publication Date

May 03, 2018

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<p><b>Too busy to build a network marketing business?<br /></b></p><p><b>Never!</b><br /></p><p>Anyone can set aside 15 minutes a day to start building their financial freedom. Of course we would like to have more time, but in just 15 minutes we can change our lives forever.<br /></p><p>How can we do this? With hyper-efficient ninja tricks, shortcuts, and focus on the activities that will pay off now.<br /></p><p>Learn how to make invitations and appointments in seconds, with no rejection. Get immediate decisions from our prospects without long, boring sales presentations. Instead of chasing people, plant seeds so they will come to us. And follow-up? Easy when it is automated.<br /></p><p>And what is the best part about having the skills to build in minimal time? Now we can talk to even the busiest of prospects and assure them they can fit our business into their schedule. <b>Never worry about the "I don’t have time" objection again.</b><br /></p><p>Don't let a busy life stop us from building our future. Discover the skills to change our lives in just 15 minutes a day.<br /></p><p><b>Order your copy now!</b></p>
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>
Trump: The Art of the Deal
by , Tony Schwartz

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

December 18, 2009

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<b>President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker.</b><br /><br /> <i>“I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump</i><br /><br />Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. <i>Trump: The Art of the Deal</i> is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Trump: The Art of the Deal</i></b><br /><br /> “Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.”<b><i>—The New York Times</i> </b><br /><br /> “Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.”<b><i>—Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump’s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader’s attention is instantly and fully claimed.”<b><i>—Boston Herald</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.”<b><i>—New York Post</i></b>
Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway To Wealth & Prosperity
by Dean Graziosi

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English

Pages

239

Publication Date

November 18, 2016

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Millionaire Success Habits is a book designed with one purpose in mind; and that is to take you from where you are in life, to where you want to be in life, by using easy to implement "Success Habits" into your daily routine.<br /><br />This book is not about adding more time to your day. It is about replacing those things that are not serving your future with success habits designs specifically to assist you on your journey to that better you.<br /><br />This book has broken down the walls of complexity and created simple success recipes for you to quickly implement in your life to reach the level of wealth and abundance you desire.<br /><br />"In this incredibly inspiring book, Dean Graziosi gives us the key to greater happiness, wealth and freedom. A must-read." - Brendon Burchard<br /><br />"Dean Graziosi has the unique ability to take what others make so complicated and boil it down to a recipe for success that anyone can follow." - Larry King<br /><br />"In this book there are amazing recipes to get the life you want faster, easier and with less stress. Read it and live rich!" - David Bach
Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Me...
by Tony Robbins

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English

Pages

548

Publication Date

November 01, 2007

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Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of <I>Inner Strength</I>, <I>Unlimited Power</I>, and <I>MONEY</I> <I>Master the Game,</I> Anthony Robbins, the nation's leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.<BR><BR>The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny.

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