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Tren Griffin

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Tren Griffin is a senior director of strategy at Microsoft Corp., focusing on software platforms and business models. Nights and weekends, he transforms into a voracious reader and writer about business and investing.
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This book analyzes the wireless revolution: from applications to technology, and from economics to system engineering....
Tren Griffin
Sep 05, 2020
3/ The book in the last tweet came out in 1988 and another one from the same author in 1991 (below). These books and others plus reading lots of papers helped me learn about the relationship between the technology and the business. That was a specialty I decided to develop.     source
Digital Cellular Radio
George Calhoun - Jul 01, 1988
Offers synthesized information on the rapidly evolving technology of digital cellular radio, including historical development, current status, and future trends of the mobile telephone field....
Tren Griffin
Sep 05, 2020
3/ The book in the last tweet came out in 1988 and another one from the same author in 1991 (below). These books and others plus reading lots of papers helped me learn about the relationship between the technology and the business. That was a specialty I decided to develop.     source
Les Schwab Pride in Performance
Keep It Going
Les Schwab - Jun 01, 1986
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Book by Schwab, Les...
Tren Griffin
Jul 20, 2020
@jrichlive "If you want to read one book that will demonstrate really shrewd compensation systems in a whole chain of small businesses, read the autobiography of Les Schwab, who has a bunch of tire shops all over the Northwest. And he made a huge fortune." Charlie Munger, Berkshire AGM 2004     source
Secrets of Sand Hill Road
Venture Capital and How to Get It
Scott Kupor - Jun 04, 2019
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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller! What are venture capitalists saying about your startup behind closed doors? And what can you do to influence that conversation?If Silicon Valley is the greatest wealth-generating machine in the world, Sand Hill Road is its humming engine. That's where you'll find the biggest names in venture capital, including fame...
Tren Griffin
Jun 21, 2020
@oleary_brandon There isn't really one paper or book on that that stands above others. This one is very good generally     source
Range
Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David Epstein - May 28, 2019
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What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. ...
Tren Griffin
Jun 09, 2019
When an actually useful book like Range by David Epstein breaks through to best seller lists, it makes me smile.     source
Shoe Dog
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Phil Knight - May 01, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing,...
Tren Griffin
May 15, 2019
@TheStalwart I have written seven books. How much a book sells and how good the book is are only loosely correlated. The best recent book I have read on business is Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. The best collection of business books are those written by Michael Mauboussin.     source