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Brian Chesky is an American billionaire technology entrepreneur who co-founded the peer to peer lodging service Airbnb. Chesky is the CEO of the company and was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People of 2015"
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High Output Management
Andrew S. Grove - 1995-08-29 (first published in 1983)
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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 le...
Brian Chesky
2020-02-11T06:15:11.000Z
His primary book source on management technique is Andy Grove’s High Output Management.      source
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The Ride of a Lifetime
Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
Robert Iger - 2019-09-23
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A grand vision defined: The CEO of Disney, one of Time's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more inten...
Brian Chesky
2019-12-05T20:26:43.000Z
@bradleyghoover Yes, Bob's book is great and he's an excellent CEO. He's very different than Walt. He sits in between Roy (Walt's brother, businessperson) and Walt, little closer to Roy      source
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Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson - 2011-10-24
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From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, a...
Brian Chesky
2015-06-26T00:00:00.000Z
For Chesky, a source may come in the form of a biography of a business hero such as Steve Jobs or Walt Disney.      source
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Walt Disney
The Triumph of the American Imagination
Neal Gabler - 2007-10-09 (first published in 2006)
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The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history. Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi....
Brian Chesky
2015-06-26T00:00:00.000Z
For Chesky, a source may come in the form of a biography of a business hero such as Steve Jobs or Walt Disney.      source
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Blitzscaling
The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
Reid Hoffman - 2018-10-09
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Foreword by Bill Gates LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies.What entrepreneur or founder doesn't aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb? Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare. So what ...
Brian Chesky
The book the start-up world has been waiting for. I can’t think of any other that so perfectly captures the specific challenges – and opportunities – that a company faces at every stage of growth. This book shares some of the key secrets for building mission-oriented, global businesses at speed.      source