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Peter Rex

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Peter Rex is the Founder and CEO of Rex Teams, an organization consisting of companies (i.e. Teams) tech-driven, investment-focused, operationally intensive and or media related headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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Personal History
Katharine Graham - Feb 24, 1998 (first published in 1997)
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In lieu of an unrevealing Famous-People-I-Have-Known autobiography, the owner of the Washington Post has chosen to be remarkably candid about the insecurities prompted by remote parents and a difficult marriage to the charismatic, manic-depressive Phil Graham, who ran the newspaper her father acquired. Katharine's account of her years as subservien...
Peter Rex
Apr 12, 2019
27/ Personal History. Graham portrays the realities of leading through turmoil and transition, while demonstrating the toughness required to maintain uncompromising quality. Also, a great window into the complexities of a media business. @JeffBezos @washingtonpost      source
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Mindset
The New Psychology of Success
Carol S. Dweck - Dec 26, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Now updated with new research — the book that has changed millions of lives.After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of hum...
Peter Rex
Apr 12, 2019
26/ Mindset. Dweck nails the mentality required to win. Also touches on key points for providing good leadership to others in both business and life. @MindsetWorks      source
Sam Walton
Made in America
Sam Walton - May 01, 1992
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As Sam Walton himself said, this is "...a story about entrepreneurship, and risk, and hard work, and knowing where you want to go and being willing to do what it takes to get there. And it's a story about believing in your idea even when maybe some other folks don't, and about sticking to your guns." It's the story of how Walton parlayed a single d...
Peter Rex
Apr 11, 2019
25/ Made in America. Sam Walton built one of the world’s greatest businesses by focusing relentlessly on delivering value to his customers - and building a culture and organization to do this at ever larger scales. @Walmart @WalmartInc @WalmartLabs      source
Memos from the Chairman
Alan C. Greenberg - Sep 15, 2016
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"Ace Greenberg did almost everything better than I do--bridge, magic tricks, dog training, and arbitrage--all the important things in life." --WARREN BUFFETT Alan C. Greenberg, the former chairman of Bear, Stearns, and a celebrated philanthropist, was known throughout the financial world for his biting, quirky but invaluable and wise memos. Read b...
Peter Rex
Apr 11, 2019
24/ Memos from the Chairman. Always remain frugal, never get complacent, act opportunistically. Repeat. Thanks to @WarrenBuffett and Charlie Munger for recommending.      source
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Zero to One
Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel - Sep 16, 2014
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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 t...
Peter Rex
Apr 11, 2019
18/ Zero to One. @peterthiel challenges the assumption that competition is the essence of business. Rather, innovate and execute in ways that create value where none currently exists. Overcome the tendency to chase the same things everyone else does. @bgmasters      source
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz - Mar 04, 2014
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A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, b...
Peter Rex
Apr 11, 2019
21/ Hard Thing about Hard Things. @bhorowitz delves into the hardest situations a CEO will face, and how to move forward where there are no good answers. This is a great book to understand what it means to have the buck stop with you, i.e. act as an entrepreneur.      source
Who
Geoff Smart - Sep 30, 2008
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In this instant New York Times Bestseller, Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide a simple, practical, and effective solution to what The Economist calls "the single biggest problem in business today" unsuccessful hiring. The average hiring mistake costs a company $1.5 million or more a year and countless wasted hours. This statistic becomes even mor...
Peter Rex
Apr 11, 2019
19/ Who: the ‘A’ Method for Hiring. Randy Street and @GeoffreySmart dismiss “voodoo hiring” practices, and lay out a rigorous process to understand strengths/weaknesses as revealed in past performance. Close parallels to the Security Analysis approach to investing.      source
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Security Analysis
Sixth Edition, Foreword by Warren Buffett (Security Analysis Prior Editions)
Benjamin Graham - Sep 24, 2008 (first published in 1962)
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"A road map for investing that I have now been following for 57 years."--From the Foreword by Warren E. BuffettFirst published in 1934, "Security Analysis" is one of the most influential financial books ever written. Selling more than one million copies through five editions, it has provided generations of investors with the timeless value investin...
Peter Rex
Apr 11, 2019
23/ Security Analysis. Widely celebrated, less widely read. Graham shows how to cut through noise and spin to understand what you can count on in a business’s future performance. Reading the book is itself a good picture of the rigor effective investment analysis requires.      source
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
A Leadership Fable
Pike Logan Series
Patrick Lencioni - Apr 10, 2002 (first published in 1998)
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In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of t...
Peter Rex
Apr 11, 2019
22/ The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. @patricklencioni in an engaging narrative illustrates problems that can debilitate a team’s performance. Solutions will necessarily be situation-specific, but he gives helpful approaches. Thanks to @LilaGraceRose for recommending Lencioni.      source
High Output Management
Andrew S. Grove - Aug 29, 1995 (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...
Peter Rex
Apr 11, 2019
20/ High Output Management. Andy Grove’s masterpiece on management in a matrix organization. Though less hierarchical models may displace aspects of this, Grove teaches timeless concepts of managerial leverage and rules for delegation. @intel @intelcapital      source
Knowledge and Power
The Information Theory of Capitalism and How it is Revolutionizing our World
George Gilder - Jun 10, 2013
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Ronald Reagan’s most-quoted living author—George Gilder—is back with an all-new paradigm-shifting theory of capitalism that will upturn conventional wisdom, just when our economy desperately needs a new direction.America’s struggling economy needs a better philosophy than the college student's lament: "I can't be out of money, I still have checks i...
Peter Rex
Apr 11, 2019
15/ Knowledge and Power. @ScandalOfMoney shows how wealth flows from information, executed on by capable entrepreneurs who give first and then receive later. Many economists, and everyone stuck on pessimistic assumptions of scarcity, fail to appreciate this. @Regnery      source
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Data-Driven Marketing by Mark Jeffery
Creation by Steve Grand
The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
Good Profit by Charles G. Koch
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Lean Thinking by James P. Womack
The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Warfighting by United States Marine Corps
The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
Wooden on Leadership by John Wooden
Built to Last by Jim Collins