James C. "Jim" Collins is an American researcher, author, speaker and consultant focused on the subject of business management and company sustainability and growth.
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Discover a proven approach to goal-setting that has helped tech giants like Google achieve explosive growth in "Measure What Matters". Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr shares the system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and demonstrates how it can benefit any organization at any level. With behind-the-scenes case studies narrated by Bono and Bill Gates, readers will learn how OKRs can increase workplace satisfaction and boost retention by focusing effort, fostering coordination, and unifying the entire company. Capture the same magic as the most successful organizations with "Measure What Matters".
Deserves to be fully embraced by every person responsible for performance, in any walk of life. The author makes Andy Grove a mentor to us all. – source
Also recommended byBill GatesReid HoffmanLarry PagePatrick Bet-DavidWalter IsaacsonDustin MoskovitzAlok Kejriwal
Discover the evolution of Steve Jobs as a visionary CEO, manager, and father through the bestselling biography now available in paperback. Learn how Jobs developed an unparalleled sense of what consumers wanted, and how his years launching NeXT and revitalizing Pixar taught him crucial skills that would lead to his triumphant return to Apple. With a new foreword by Marc Andreessen and new afterword by the authors.
Becoming Steve Jobs gives a fresh perspective on Steve Jobs’ journey from inspiring but immature entrepreneur into an inspired and mature company-builder. – source
Also recommended byBill GatesJack DorseyMarc AndreessenJohn GruberBrian ArmstrongPeter AttiaEd Catmull
Master the art of long-form nonfiction with Draft No. 4, a guide written by legendary author and teacher John McPhee. In a collection of expertly crafted essays, McPhee shares insights he's gathered over his career and refined while teaching at Princeton University. He covers everything from arrangement and diction to revision and the delicate art of getting sources to reveal more. Enriched with diagrams and personal anecdotes, Draft No. 4 is a vivid depiction of the writing process that's sure to delight and inspire any aspiring writer.
Describes to all of us who struggle with words the struggle of writing. – source
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Discover the key habits of mind essential to business effectiveness in this insightful book. Learn how to manage your time, prioritize tasks, and make effective decisions that contribute to the success of your organization. Peter F. Drucker, a renowned business expert, draws on his extensive experience to provide fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations. Whether you're an executive or aspiring to be one, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their effectiveness in the workplace.
I was very honored to have the opportunity to write the foreword to the 50th anniversary edition. – source
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Discover the profound lessons of the Stoic philosopher Seneca in "On the Shortness of Life". This masterpiece offers powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality. Penguin's Great Ideas series brings you this timeless wisdom in a beautifully designed volume, perfect for those who want to explore and savor the great ideas that have shaped the world.
Also recommended byMaria PopovaDavid Heinemeier HanssonMark MansonNeil StraussSusan J. FowlerAkshay MJoe BorelliChip Conley
This captivating non-fiction book explores the training and techniques that lead to the success of one of Princeton's best basketball players, Bill Bradley. The author, John McPhee, delves into the extraordinary athlete's self-discipline, rationality, and sense of responsibility that contribute to his magnetism. This inspiring portrait of Bradley's college years offers a blueprint for superlative basketball and hints at the beginnings of his promising careers in sport and politics.
Discover the world's ongoing battles with nature in this captivating book. Explore heroic and sometimes desperate attempts made by humans to gain control over the earth, from the Atchafalaya river swamp in North America to Iceland's volcanic eruptions and Los Angeles' devastating debris flow. Follow John McPhee's journey as he vividly depicts nature's power and the characters who fight against it in this awe-inspiring read.
With all of the fires and so forth happening in California, I actually went back to read. – source
"Encounters with the Archdruid" takes readers on a journey through three different wildernesses, where four men with varying relationships to their environment cross paths. From coastal islands to the Grand Canyon, read about their encounters on mountain trails, in forests, and rapids, as they navigate philosophical divides with both reserve and friendliness.