Drew Houston
Book Recommendations

  • High Output Management

    High Output Management

    High Output Management

    Andrew S. Grove
    Business & Economics
    4.29 (15,216)

    The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. in high output management, andrew s. grove, former chairman and ceo (and employee number three) of intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. born of grove’s experiences at one of america’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a silicon valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as ceos and startup founders. grove covers techniques for creating

    Drew Houston

    One of my favorite books

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  • Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence

    Daniel Goleman
    Self-Help
    4.01 (100,403)

    Everyone knows that high iq is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until , we could only guess why. daniel goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.through vivid examples, goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. what emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart. the best

    Drew Houston

    It got me on a path to developing what we’d now call a growth mindset and realizing that it’s possible to learn about these things where you have no experience

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  • Poor Charlie's Almanack

    Poor Charlie's Almanack

    Poor Charlie's Almanack

    Charles T. Munger,Peter D. Kaufman
    Investments
    4.4 (8,049)

    Expanded third edition includes charlie's 2007 usc law school commencement address. edited by peter d. kaufman. brand new.

    Drew Houston

    A favorite book. This book is really interesting.

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  • The Effective Executive

    The Effective Executive

    The Effective Executive

    Peter F. Drucker
    Business & Economics
    4.05 (32,613)

    What makes an effective executive?the measure of the executive, peter f. drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." this usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned: managing time choosing what to contribute to the organization knowing where and how to mobilize

    Drew Houston

    The Effective Executive covers a lot of that ground. Those two I think of as kind of like textbooks. Like, you want to study them. You want to take notes. You want to really chew on the material.

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  • The Innovator's Dilemma

    The Innovator's Dilemma

    The Innovator's Dilemma

    Clayton M. Christensen
    Business & Economics
    4.03 (47,127)

    Harvard professor clayton m. christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership -- or worse, disappear completely. and he not only proves what he says, he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.focusing on "disruptive technology" -- the honda super cub, intel's 8088 processor, or the hydraulic excavator, for example -- christensen shows why most companies miss "the next great wave." whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional

    Drew Houston

    a good book

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  • Crossing the Chasm

    Crossing the Chasm

    Crossing the Chasm

    Geoffrey A. Moore
    Business & Economics
    3.99 (26,008)

    Here is the bestselling guide that created a new game plan for marketing in high-tech industries. crossing the chasm has become the bible for bringing cutting-edge products to progressively larger markets. this edition provides new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing, with special emphasis on the internet. it's essential reading for anyone with a stake in the world's most exciting marketplace.

    Drew Houston

    Another classic

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  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    Ben Horowitz
    Business & Economics
    4.23 (72,998)

    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

    Drew Houston

    it's a great book

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  • Principles

    Principles

    Principles

    Ray Dalio
    Business & Economics
    4.08 (45,960)

    In 1975, ray dalio founded an investment firm, bridgewater associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in new york city. forty years later, bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the united states, according to fortune magazine. dalio himself has been named to time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. along the way, dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture,

    Drew Houston

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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  • Guerilla Marketing.

    Guerilla Marketing.

    Guerilla Marketing.

    Jay Conrad Levinson
    3.86 (6,084)

    When guerrilla marketing was first published in 1983, jay levinson revolutionized marketing strategies for the small-business owner with his take-no-prisoners approach to finding clients. based on hundreds of solid ideas that really work, levinson’s philosophy has given birth to a new way of learning about market share and how to gain it. in this completely updated and expanded fourth edition, levinson offers a new arsenal of weaponry for small-business success including* strategies for marketing on the internet (explaining when and precisely how to use it)* tips for using new technology,

    Drew Houston

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Robert M Pirsig
    Essence (Philosophy)
    3.77 (219,476)

    Robert m. pirsig's zen & the art of motorcycle maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across america's northwest, undertaken by a father & his young son.

    Drew Houston

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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  • Getting to Yes

    Getting to Yes

    Getting to Yes

    Bruce Patton,Roger Fisher,William L. Ury
    Business & Economics
    3.93 (69,038)

    Describes a method of negotiation that isolates problems, focuses on interests, creates new options, and uses objective criteria to help two parties reach an agreement amazon.com description: product description: since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, getting to yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. one of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the harvard negotiation project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. getting to yes offers a proven,

    Drew Houston

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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