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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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Learn from the former CEO of Intel, Andrew S. Grove, on how to build and run a successful business in his book about management, High Output Management. This Silicon Valley staple outlines techniques for creating highly productive teams and motivating individuals for peak performance. The practical handbook is applicable for everyone from sales managers to startup founders and has the power to revolutionize the way we work. Don't miss out on this legendary management manifesto.
Brian Chesky
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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Experience the transformation of a beloved company through the eyes of its CEO. Learn about the values and ideas that drove the reinvention of The Walt Disney Company and its rise to become the largest media company in the world. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares his leadership lessons, including optimism, courage, decisiveness, and fairness, that apply not just to CEOs, but to anyone seeking personal and professional growth. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Iger's partnerships with industry legends and his passion for storytelling, creativity and imagination.
Brian Chesky
@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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Explore the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries in this exclusive New York Times bestselling biography. Based on over forty interviews with the subject and over a hundred interviews with colleagues, friends, adversaries, and family members, this riveting story delves into the demons that drove this innovative icon to both great success and deep despair. From personal computers to digital publishing, he connected creativity with technology to create value, leaving a legacy that is both instructive and cautionary.
Brian Chesky
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 - 2006-10-31
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Discover the remarkable story of one of the most important figures in American history with this captivating biography. Walt Disney's iron determination, obsessive perfectionism, and unique vision transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, revolutionizing the entertainment industry. Neal Gabler's insightful portrait of Disney sheds light on the man behind the empire, highlighting both his remarkable accomplishments and his hidden life. From Mickey Mouse to Snow White and beyond, this book is a fascinating journey through the life and legacy of a true visionary.
Brian Chesky
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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The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
Reid Hoffman - 2018-10-09
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Discover the secret to scaling massively valuable companies with the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast host's book. Learn the techniques of "blitzscaling" for growing at a breakneck pace and achieving the goal of going from one to one billion - as quickly as possible. Explore the necessary shifts and unique challenges that arise at each stage of a company's life cycle, from business model design to hiring and managing. Whether your business has ten employees or ten thousand, Blitzscaling is the essential playbook for winning in a world where speed is the only competitive advantage that matters.
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