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  • Measure What Matters

    Measure What Matters

    Measure What Matters

    John E. Doerr
    Business & Economics
    4 (22,750)

    Measure what matters is about using objectives and key results (okrs), a revolutionary approach to goal-setting, to make tough choices in business. in 1999, legendary venture capitalist john doerr invested nearly $12 million in a startup that had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. doerr introduced the founders to okrs and with them at the foundation of their management, the startup grew from forty employees to more than 70,000 with a market cap exceeding $600 billion. the startup was google. since then doerr has

    Reid Hoffman

    You'll find valuable lessons, tools, and inspiration in the pages of Measure What Matters.

    Apr 27, 2018 — Source

  • The Meaning Revolution

    The Meaning Revolution

    The Meaning Revolution

    Fred Kofman
    Business & Economics
    4.39 (383)

    Fred kofman's approach to leadership has little to do with the standard practices taught in business school and traditional books. bringing together economics and business theory, communications and conflict resolution, family counseling and mindfulness mediation, kofman argues in the meaning revolution that our most deep-seated, unspoken, and universal anxiety stems from our fear that our life is being wasted--that the end of life will overtake us when our song is still unsung. material incentives--salary and benefits--account for perhaps 15 percent of employees' motivation at work. the other 85 percent is

    Reid Hoffman

    I strongly encourage you to read this timely and profound book.

    May 2, 2018 — Source

  • Tools and Weapons

    Tools and Weapons

    Tools and Weapons

    Brad Smith,Carol Ann Browne
    Business & Economics
    3.91 (1,366)

    From microsoft's president and one of the tech industry's wisest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates.microsoft president brad smith operates by a simple core belief: when your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create. this might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself. now, though, we

    Reid Hoffman

    An important and enjoyable read

    Sep 13, 2019 — Source

  • Resource Revolution

    Resource Revolution

    Resource Revolution

    Matt Rogers,Paul B. Carroll,Stefan Heck
    3.88 (273)

    What do shale gas, elon musk’s tesla, and the global apparel chain zara share in common? in "resource revolution", management experts stefan heck and matt rogers describe how each in its own way exemplifies a resource revolution—a use of natural resources so effective it defies conventional wisdom and enables breakthrough performance where others see only limits and shortcomings."resource revolution" shows how to take what is being seen as a worldwide crisis and turn it into the biggest business opportunity of the past one hundred years. the rapid urbanization of a

    Reid Hoffman

    more optimistic take on the future... compelling new book

    Apr 4, 2014 — Source

  • Lean In

    Lean In

    Lean In

    Sheryl Sandberg
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.94 (240,098)

    The #1 international best seller In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace. Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto. Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home. Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.

    Reid Hoffman

    I recommend reading the whole thing.

    Apr 6, 2013 — Source

  • The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche
    Reid Hoffman

    It's now available and I highly recommend it

    May 26, 2021 — Source

  • A Praying Life

    A Praying Life

    A Praying Life

    Paul E. Miller
    4.28 (13,813)

    Author paul miller shares his insights and conclusions about how to connect the broken pieces of your life and allow prayer—even poorly delivered—to fill the gaps with meaning and substance. miller’s down-to-earth approach and practical nature will help you see that your relationship with god can grow and your communication with him can get better. parents will find miller’s family-life experiences especially helpful.

    Reid Hoffman

    Fully support Connect

    Feb 3, 2021 — Source

  • Brotopia

    Brotopia

    Brotopia

    Emily Chang
    Business & Economics
    4.02 (5,358)

    Instant National Bestseller "Excellent." --San Francisco Chronicle "Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next." --New York Times Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman. For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties. In this powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil! Connect the World!)--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back. Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they "won't lower their standards" just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women. Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.

    Reid Hoffman

    one only has to read Emily Chang's latest book...

    Feb 8, 2018 — Source

  • Doing Good Better

    Doing Good Better

    Doing Good Better

    William MacAskill
    Philosophy
    4.25 (4,924)

    Most of us want to make a difference. we donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place. unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. as a result, even our best intentions often lead to ineffective—and sometimes downright harmful—outcomes. how can we do better? while a researcher at oxford, trying to figure out which career would allow him to have the greatest

    Reid Hoffman

    MacAskill evangelizes, dispassionately but engagingly, on behalf of calculated and reflective charitable giving.

    Sep 11, 2015 — Source

  • Zero to One

    Zero to One

    Zero to One

    Blake Masters,Peter Thiel
    4.17 (261,394)

    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

    Reid Hoffman

    ingenious, provocative, and highly entertaining argument

    Nov 26, 2014 — Source

  • A Curious Mind

    A Curious Mind

    A Curious Mind

    Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman
    3.37 (5,337)

    「這世界,就像是一座遊樂園,我們小時候都知道的,只是長大之後忘記了。」——《沒問題先生》(yes man)讓內在的好奇小孩引領你探索學習、發現驚奇、開創無限可能 ★文化部「第 38 次中小學生優良課外讀物推介評選活動」獲選推薦 ★《策略企業》(strategy+business)雜誌年度最佳商業書籍 從 1970 年代末起,奧斯卡金獎製作人布萊恩‧葛瑟(brian grazer)就持續每週與一位演藝圈外各種有趣的專業人士交談——從科學家到時尚設計師,從探險家到企業執行長,從藝術家到中情局局長,他都充滿好奇。 葛瑟的「好奇心對話」用意在於走出自身經驗的框架去學習、成長。他的「想像娛樂公司」孕育出眾多耳熟能詳的作品,包括《美麗境界》《達文西密碼》《阿波羅 13》《24 反恐任務》等,而這些行之有年的漫談,正是背後激發作品靈感的祕訣! 葛瑟以個人故事為例證,說明好奇心如何能深刻轉變事業與工作成果,進而鼓勵更多人擁抱內心的好奇小孩,透過「發問」的過程去學習、創造、管理與領導。 他與獲獎財經記者查爾斯‧費希曼(charles fishman,《沃爾瑪效應》作者)合作,藉由輕鬆詼諧的口吻帶領讀者一窺「好奇心對話」的進行方式與精華,探索好奇心如何開拓一個人的格局與視野,深化生命內涵,在職場管理、人際關係各方面改變你的人生。 本書是一本能點燃熱情、向好奇心致敬之作,期許能引發成千上萬個問題,從問題中產生創造性的答案。好奇心讓生活更有趣,也能讓你成為更好的人! 奧斯卡金獎製作人布萊恩‧葛瑟的部分訪談名單: 安迪‧沃荷(andy warhol):普普藝術大師 麥可傑克森(michael jackson):搖滾天王 以撒‧艾西莫夫(isaac asimov):科幻小說作家 黛安娜王妃(princess diana):英國前王妃 歐普拉(oprah winfrey):歐普拉網路電視網創辦人暨董事長、演員、作家 菲德爾‧卡斯楚(fidel castro):古巴共產黨中央委員會第一書記 薇薇安‧魏斯伍德(vivienne westwood):時尚設計師 湯米席爾菲格(tommy hilfiger):時尚設計師 卡文‧克萊(calvin klein):時尚設計師 碧昂絲‧諾利斯(beyonce knowles):歌手、演員 雷霸龍‧詹姆斯(lebron james):nba 明星球員 巴拉克‧歐巴馬(barack obama):美國總統 史帝夫‧賈伯斯(steve jobs):蘋果公司共同創辦人 賈斯汀‧提姆布萊克(justin timberlake):歌手、演員 瑪格麗特‧柴契爾(margaret thatcher):英國前首相 亨利‧季辛吉(henry kissinger):美國前國務卿、諾貝爾獎和平獎得主 傑夫‧貝佐斯(jeff bezos):亞馬遜網站創辦人暨執行長 小威廉斯(serena williams):職業網球明星 提姆‧庫克(tim cook):蘋果公司執行長 阿里(muhammad ali):三屆世界重量級拳王 賈德‧戴蒙(jared diamond):普立茲獎得主、《槍砲、病菌與鋼鐵》作者 阿姆(eminem):歌手、音樂製作人、演員 暴動小貓(pussy riot):俄羅斯女權主義龐克樂團 喬納‧沙克(jonas salk):小兒麻痺疫苗的首位發明家 霍華德‧嘉納(howard gardner):發展心理學家,提出多元智能理論 吉姆‧柯林斯(jim collins):管理顧問、《從a到a+》作者 ……等,共超過 500 人得獎記錄 《紐約時報》暢銷書、亞馬遜三大分類榜第 1 名國內重量級名人推薦 ring ring 人氣插畫家 岑永康、張珮珊 新聞主播 李家同 清華大學榮譽講座教授 唐心慧 奧美廣告董事總經理 黃子佼 跨界王 翟本喬 和沛科技總經理 蔡康永

    Reid Hoffman

    curiosity is one of humanity’s most defining traits.

    Jun 11, 2015 — Source

  • The Founder's Dilemmas

    The Founder's Dilemmas

    The Founder's Dilemmas

    Noam Wasserman
    Business & Economics
    3.98 (4,976)

    Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? more than just financial rewards are at stake. friendships and relationships can suffer. bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin. the founder's dilemmas is the first book to examine the early decisions by entrepreneurs that can make or break a startup and

    Reid Hoffman

    He’s done extensive research on the early decisions that founders make

    Mar 7, 2013 — Source

  • An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

    Adam Smith
    3.85 (33,638)

    Adam smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. written in clear and incisive prose, the wealth of nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and robert reich's introduction both clarifies smith's analyses and illuminates his overall relevance to the world in which we live. as reich writes, "smith's mind ranged over issues as fresh and topical today as they were in the late

    Reid Hoffman

    even when a businessman “intends only his own gain,” he is “led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.

    May 2, 2018 — Source

  • The Seventh Sense

    The Seventh Sense

    The Seventh Sense

    Joshua Cooper Ramo
    Social Science
    3.71 (1,387)

    Endless terror. refugee waves. an unfixable global economy. surprising election results. new billion-dollar fortunes. miracle medical advances. what if they were all connected? what if you could understand why? the seventh sense is the story of what all of today's successful figures see and feel: the forces that are invisible to most of us but explain everything from explosive technological change to uneasy political ripples. the secret to power now is understanding our new age of networks. not merely the internet, but also webs of trade, finance, and even dna.

    Reid Hoffman

    Recently I've been giving out another book of friend of mine, Joshua Cooper Ramos, The Seventh Sense

     — Source

  • Conscious Business

    Conscious Business

    Conscious Business

    Fred Kofman
    Business & Economics
    3.93 (2,235)

    More and more business leaders are catching on to an often-overlooked fact: consciousness is our basic faculty for survival and success. without it, we forget what's important to us and lose sight of the steps we might take to reach those goals. conscious business, explains fred kofman, means shining this awareness on every area of your work: in recognizing the needs of others and expressing your own; in seeing the hidden emotional obstacles that may be holding your team back; in making good decisions under pressure; and even in delving

    Reid Hoffman

    I have recently most given out...its a book that opens with a discussion of Aristotle, and not you would be surprised on a business book

    Aug 31, 2015 — Source

  • Smart People Should Build Things

    Smart People Should Build Things

    Smart People Should Build Things

    Andrew Yang
    Business & Economics
    3.84 (1,142)

    Andrew yang, the founder of venture for america, offers a unique solution to our country’s economic and social problems—our smart people should be building things. smart people should build things offers a stark picture of the current culture and a revolutionary model that will redirect a generation of ambitious young people to the critical job of innovating and building new businesses.as the founder and ceo of venture for america, andrew yang places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging u.s. cities to generate job growth and train

    Reid Hoffman

    about entrepreneurship for young people

    Feb 7, 2014 — Source

  • Thinking in Bets

    Thinking in Bets

    Thinking in Bets

    Annie Duke
    Business & Economics
    3.82 (12,360)

    In super bowl xlix, seahawks coach pete carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: with 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a hand off to his star running back. the pass was intercepted and the seahawks lost. critics called it the dumbest play in history. but was the call really that bad? or did carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck?even the best decision doesn't yield the best

    Reid Hoffman

    Duke advises against “resulting,” and instead instructs one to be decisioning and processing and evaluating.

    May 18, 2021 — Source

  • Game Over, Press Start to Continue

    Game Over, Press Start to Continue

    Game Over, Press Start to Continue

    Andy Eddy,David Sheff
    4.1 (1,378)

    The riveting story of nintendo's conquest of the interactive entertainment industry offering true tales filled with cocky arrogance, confidence and international intrigue that rival any novel. whether it is recounting the struggles over the game"tetris," offering blow-by-blow narrative of nintendo's bitter legal warfare or its see-saw competition with other companies for market leadership, game over is a masterful piece of business journalism and technical reportage-a book both cautionary and hugely entertaining.

    Reid Hoffman

    I like to recall the title of an excellent book on the early days of Nintendo.

    Aug 20, 2020 — Source

  • The Moment of Lift

    The Moment of Lift

    The Moment of Lift

    Melinda French Gates
    4.3 (51,527)

    For the last twenty years, melinda gates has been on a mission. her goal, as co-chair of the bill & melinda gates foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: if you want to lift a society up, invest in women.in this candid and inspiring book, gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. she shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right

    Reid Hoffman

    instructive and inspiring book

    Jul 9, 2019 — Source

  • Imagine It Forward

    Imagine It Forward

    Imagine It Forward

    Beth Comstock
    Business & Economics
    3.86 (647)

    From one of today’s foremost innovation leaders, an inspiring and practical guide to mastering change in the face of uncertainty. the world will never be slower than it is right now, says beth comstock, the former vice chair and head of marketing and innovation at ge. but confronting relentless change is hard. companies get disrupted as challengers steal away customers; employees have to move ahead without knowing the answers. to thrive in today’s world, every one of us has to make change part of our job. in imagine it forward,

    Reid Hoffman

    @BethComstock shares her transformational story and lessons learned in the new book

    Sep 19, 2018 — Source

  • Francis Bacon
    Reid Hoffman

    Reid Hoffman Goodreads Bookshelf

    Jun 28, 2019 — Source

  • What Technology Wants

    What Technology Wants

    What Technology Wants

    Kevin Kelly
    Technology & Engineering
    3.72 (7,011)

    "verbalizing visceral feelings about technology, whether attraction or repulsion, kelly explores the “technium,” his term for the globalized, interconnected stage of technological development. arguing that the processes creating the technium are akin to those of biological evolution, kelly devotes the opening sections of his exposition to that analogy, maintaining that the technium exhibits a similar tendency toward self-organizing complexity. having defined the technium, kelly addresses its discontents, as expressed by the unabomber (although kelly admits to trepidation in taking seriously the antitechnology screeds of a murderer) and then as lived

    Reid Hoffman

    Reid Hoffman Goodreads Bookshelf

    Nov 29, 2015 — Source

  • Regional Advantage

    Regional Advantage

    Regional Advantage

    AnnaLee Saxenian
    4.35 (17)

    Why is it that business in california's silicon valley flourished while along route 128 in massachusetts declined in the 90s? the answer, saxenian suggests, has to do with the fact that despite similar histories and technologies, silicon valley developed a decentralized but cooperative industrial system while route 128 came to be dominated by independent, self-sufficient corporations. the result of more than one hundred interviews, this compelling analysis highlights the importance of local sources of competitive advantage in a volatile world economy.

    Reid Hoffman

    the government often plays a major positive role in encouraging entrepreneurship.

    Jul 9, 2020 — Source

  • THE CURSE OF BIGNESS
    Reid Hoffman

    argues that unrestrained scale concentrates too much power in too few hands.

    Mar 19, 2019 — Source