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?people like martin luther king jr., steve jobs, and the wright brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. it was their natural ability to start with why that enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.in studying the leaders who've
Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. it's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. in short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. and yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and
This is the original 1937 version of napoleon hill's classic book: think and grow rich. to the greatest extent possible, the text and formatting have been kept exactly the same as in the original release with the exception of some minor formatting changes.
A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only ben horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.in the hard thing about hard things, ben horowitz, cofounder of andreessen horowitz and one of silicon valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, buying, managing, and investing in technology companies to offer essential advice and practical wisdom for navigating the toughest problems business schools don't cover. his blog has garnered a devoted following
Eric ries defines a startup as . this is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a fortune 500 boardroom. what they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.the lean startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on "validated learning," rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of
To find the keys to greatness, collins's 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. the findings will surprise many readers and, quite frankly, upset others.the challengebuilt to last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the dna of an enterprise from the very beginning. but what about the company that is not born with
Steven pinkerfrancis fukuyamameritocracy: the idea that people should be advanced according to their talents rather than their status at birth. for much of history this was a revolutionary thought, but by the end of the twentieth century it had become the world's ruling ideology. how did this happen, and why is meritocracy now under attack from both right and left? adrian wooldridge traces the history of meritocracy forged by the politicians and officials who introduced the revolutionary principle of open competition, the psychologists who devised methods for measuring natural mental
If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.the great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. in zero to one, legendary entrepreneur and investor peter thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason
Think again is a book about the benefit of doubt, and about how we can get better at embracing the unknown and the joy of being wrong. evidence has shown that creative geniuses are not attached to one identity, but constantly willing to rethink their stances and that leaders who admit they don't know something and seek critical feedback lead more productive and innovative teams.new evidence shows us that as a mindset and a skilllset, rethinking can be taught and grant explains how to develop the necessary qualities to do
In the wake of the social unrest of 2020 and growing calls for racial justice, many business leaders and ordinary citizens are asking that very question. this book provides a compass for all those seeking to begin the work of anti-racism. in the conversation, robert livingston addresses three simple but profound questions: what is racism? why should everyone be more concerned about it? what can we do to eradicate it?for some, the existence of systemic racism against black people is hard to accept because it violates the notion that the
Walter isaacson's "enthralling" (the new yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of apple cofounder steve jobs. based on more than forty interviews with steve jobs conducted over two years--as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues--walter isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. isaacson's portrait touched millions of readers. at a time when
Most business books give you the same old advice: write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. if you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. the truth is, you need less than you think. you don't need to be a workaholic. you don't need to
. the sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions: harvard, the metropolitan museum of art, oxford, the louvre. they are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and sciences. the source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the sacklers were responsible for making and marketing oxycontin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis.empire of pain is a masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, exhaustively documented and ferociously compelling.