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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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Draft No. 4
John Mcphee - Sep 04, 2018 (first published in 2013)
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The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacherDraft No. 4 is a master class on the writer's craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most est...
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Describes to all of us who struggle with words the struggle of writing.     source
Measure What Matters
How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
John Doerr - Apr 24, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth--and how it can help any organization thrive. ...
Jim Collins
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
On the Shortness of Life
Seneca - Mar 30, 2018 (first published in 2049)
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The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each oth...
Becoming Steve Jobs
The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
Brent Schlender - Jun 07, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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Now in paperback, the #1 New York Times bestselling biography of how Steve Jobs became the most visionary CEO in history. With a new foreword by Marc Andreessen and new afterword by the authors, Becoming Steve Jobs is a narrative on Jobs' evolution as a manager and leader, as an astute CEO, as a father, and as a visionary with an unparalled sense o...
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Becoming Steve Jobs gives a fresh perspective on Steve Jobs’ journey from inspiring but immature entrepreneur into an inspired and mature company-builder.     source
The Effective Executive
The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
Peter F. Drucker - Jan 03, 2006 (first published in 1966)
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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...
Jim Collins
I was very honored to have the opportunity to write the foreword to the 50th anniversary edition.     source
A Sense of Where You Are
John McPhee - Jun 30, 1999 (first published in 1965)
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When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee's first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is ...
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The Control of Nature
John McPhee - Sep 01, 1990 (first published in 1989)
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While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains, he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended...
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With all of the fires and so forth happening in California, I actually went back to read.     source
Encounters with the Archdruid
Narratives About a Conservationist and Three of His Natural Enemies
John McPhee - Jan 01, 1980 (first published in 1971)
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The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and they encounter each other on mountain trails, in forests and rapids, sometimes with reserve, some...