Swimming Across

Plunkett Lake Press #ad - A polished, solid portrait of a particular time and place. Kirkus“A moving and inspiring memoir. Instead he recalls ordinary events and matter-of-factly juxtaposes these against the turmoil of midcentury Hungary, creating a subtle though compelling commentary on the power to endure. Diane scharper, the new york times“Swimming Across tells the childhood stories Grove has guarded since first entering the public eye four decades ago.

. Grove’s account of life in Hungary in the 1950s is a vivid picture of a tumultuous period in world history. Booklist. Grove’s story stands smartly amid inspirational literature by self-made Americans” — Publishers Weekly “A tight, simply told, extremely intimate memoir. He was a good student who excelled at chemistry which he was studying at the University of Budapest when the Hungarian uprising of 1956 persuaded him to “swim across” the border and emigrate to the West.

Swimming Across #ad - Grove provides an interesting sketch of a boy’s coming of age in a deeply dangerous 20th century Budapest under the control of Nazis and then Communists and concludes the memoir with an account of his escape and eventual resumption of his studies at the City College of New York. Haunting and inspirational.

It should be required reading in schools.


Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company

Crown Business #ad - In only the paranoid survive, grove reveals his strategy for measuring the nightmare moment every leader dreads--when massive change occurs and a company must, virtually overnight, adapt or fall by the wayside--in a new way. Yet, managed right, a strategic Inflection Point can be an opportunity to win in the marketplace and emerge stronger than ever.

Grove underscores his message by examining his own record of success and failure, which threatened Intel's reputation in 1994, including how he navigated the events of the Pentium flaw, and how he has dealt with the explosions in growth of the Internet. Andy grove, founder and former ceo of intel shares his strategy for success as he takes the reader deep inside the workings of a major company in Only the Paranoid Survive.

Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company #ad - Under andy grove's leadership, Intel became the world's largest chip maker and one of the most admired companies in the world. The work of a lifetime, Only the Paranoid Survive is a classic of managerial and leadership skills. When a strategic inflection Point hits, the ordinary rules of business go out the window.

Grove calls such a moment a strategic inflection Point, which can be set off by almost anything: mega-competition, a change in regulations, or a seemingly modest change in technology.


High Output Management

Vintage #ad - In this legendary business book and silicon Valley staple, the former chairman and CEO and employee number three of Intel shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing.

Born of grove’s experiences at one of america’s leading technology companies, and teachers, accountants, consultants, High Output Management is equally appropriate for sales managers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance—throughout, High Output Management is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work.


Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

O'Reilly Media #ad - Topics include the importance of beauty in software design, how to make wealth, digital design, internet startups, heresy and free speech, the open-source movement, the programming language renaissance, and more. Who are these people, what motivates them, and why should you care?Consider these facts: Everything around us is turning into computers.

Letters, newspapers, encyclopedias, and even your local store are being replaced by the Internet. Hackers & painters: big ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham, explains this world and the motivations of the people who occupy it. So has your camera. Soon your TV will. In clear, thoughtful prose that draws on illuminating historical examples, Graham takes readers on an unflinching exploration into what he calls "an intellectual Wild West.

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age #ad - The ideas discussed in this book will have a powerful and lasting impact on how we think, how we work, how we develop technology, and how we live. From hackers & painters: big ideas from the computer Age, in a world increasingly designed and engineered by computer programmers and software designers, by Paul GrahamWe are living in the computer age, by people who call themselves hackers.

The computer world is like an intellectual Wild West, in which you can shoot anyone you wish with your ideas, if you're willing to risk the consequences. Your phone has turned into a computer.


What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture

HarperBusiness #ad - Along the way, it answers a question fundamental to any organization: who are we? How do people talk about us when we’re not around? How do we treat our customers? Are we there for people in a pinch? Can we be trusted? Who you are is not the values you list on the wall. It’s not what you say in company-wide meeting.

Ben horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, and new york Times bestselling author, modern management expert, combines lessons both from history and from modern organizational practice with practical and often surprising advice to help executives build cultures that can weather both good and bad times.

What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture #ad - Who you are is what you do. Horowitz then offers guidance to help any company understand its own strategy and build a successful culture. In what you do is who you are, he turns his attention to a question crucial to every organization: how do you create and sustain the culture you want?To Horowitz, culture is how a company makes decisions.

It’s not your marketing campaign. What you do is who you Are is a journey through culture, from ancient to modern. It is the set of assumptions employees use to resolve everyday problems: should I stay at the Red Roof Inn, or the Four Seasons? Should we discuss the color of this product for five minutes or thirty hours? If culture is not purposeful, it will be an accident or a mistake.

What you do is who you are explains how to make your culture purposeful by spotlighting four models of leadership and culture-building—the leader of the only successful slave revolt, who ruled Japan for seven hundred years and shaped modern Japanese culture; Genghis Khan, who built the world’s largest empire; and Shaka Senghor, Haiti’s Toussaint Louverture; the Samurai, a man convicted of murder who ran the most formidable prison gang in the yard and ultimately transformed prison culture.

Horowitz connects these leadership examples to modern case-studies, and of maggie wilderotter, and how genghis Khan’s vision of cultural inclusiveness has parallels in the work of Don Thompson, and Hillary Clinton, the first African-American CEO of McDonalds, Travis Kalanick at Uber, including how Louverture’s cultural techniques were applied or should have been by Reed Hastings at Netflix, the CEO who led Frontier Communications.


Intel Trinity,The: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company

HarperBusiness #ad - The legendary inventors of the microprocessor-the single most important product in the modern world-Intel today builds the tiny “engines” that power almost every intelligent electronic device on the planet. But the true story of Intel is the human story of the trio of geniuses behind it. Michael S. Based on unprecedented access to the corporation’s archives, the intel trinity is the first full history of Intel Corporation—the essential company of the digital age— told through the lives of the three most important figures in the company’s history: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove.

Often hailed the “most important company in the world, more than four decades after its inception, ” Intel remains, a defining company of the global digital economy. Noyce, brought credibility and money to the company’s founding; Moore made Intel the world’s technological leader; and Grove, the most respected high tech figure of his generation, has relentlessly driven the company to ever-higher levels of success and competitiveness.

Intel Trinity,The: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company #ad - Malone reveals how each brought different things to Intel, and at different times. Without any one of these figures, intel would never have achieved its historic success; with them, telecommunications, Intel made possible the personal computer, Internet, and the personal electronics revolutions. The intel trinity is not just the story of intel’s legendary past; it also offers an analysis of the formidable challenges that lie ahead as the company struggles to maintain its dominance, its culture, and its legacy.

With eight pages of black-and-white photos.


Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

Portfolio #ad - Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than fifty companies.

. 1 new york times bestsellerlegendary 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. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention.

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs #ad - In measure what matters, agility, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, to demonstrate the focus, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. In the fall of 1999, john doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.

5 million, the biggest investment of his career. They keep employees on track. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress—to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. Okrs surface an organization's most important work.


Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell

HarperBusiness #ad - To honor their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have codified his wisdom in this essential guide. Based on interviews with over eighty people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, Trillion Dollar Coach explains the Coach’s principles and illustrates them with stories from the many great people and companies with which he worked.

1 wall street journal bestsellernew york times bestsellerusa today bestsellerThe team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.

Bill campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, Apple, Larry Page, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, and Intuit, such as Google, including Steve Jobs, and Eric Schmidt. The result is a blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies.

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell #ad - In addition, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, respect, friendship, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, successful people, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, and love after his death in 2016. Leaders at google for over a decade, jonathan rosenberg, eric schmidt, and Alan Eagle experienced firsthand how the man fondly known as Coach Bill built trusting relationships, fostered personal growth—even in those at the pinnacle of their careers—inspired courage, and identified and resolved simmering tensions that inevitably arise in fast-moving environments.


Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs

HarperBusiness #ad - Their approaches to formulating strategy and building organizations offer unique insights for start-up executives as well as the heads of modern multinationals. The authors of the bestselling competing on internet time a business week top 10 book analyze the strategies, Andy Grove, principles, and Steve Jobs—offering lessons for all managers and entrepreneurs on leadership, and skills of three of the most successful and influential figures in business—Bill Gates, strategy and execution.

In less than a decade, bill gates, steve Jobs, and Andy Grove founded three companies that would define the world of technology and transform our lives. At their peaks, apple, Microsoft, and Intel were collectively worth some $1.5 trillion. Yoffie and Michael A. Cusumano have studied these three leaders and their companies for more than thirty years, while teaching business strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard and MIT.

Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs #ad - In this enlightening guide, they show how gates, Grove, and Jobs approached strategy and execution in remarkably similar ways—yet markedly differently from their erstwhile competitors—keeping their focus on five strategic rules. Strategy rules brings together the best practices in strategic management and high-tech entrepreneurship from three path-breaking entrepreneurs who emerged as CEOs of huge global companies.

Strategy rules examines these three individuals collectively for the first time—their successes and failures, commonalities and differences—revealing the business strategies and practices they pioneered while building their firms. David B.


7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy

Deep Strategy LLC #ad - And create power it must, for without it your business is at risk. Using rich real-world examples, Helmer rigorously characterizes exactly what your business must achieve to create Power. 7 powers is that compass. Every business faces a do-or-die strategy moment: a crux directional choice made amidst swirling uncertainty.

To get this right you need at your fingertips a real-time strategy compass to discern your true north. He explains why invention always comes first and then develops the Power Progression to enable you to target when your Power must be established: in the Origination, Take-Off or Stability phases of your business.

7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy #ad - What are the secrets to making a company enduringly valuable?7 Powers breaks fresh ground by constructing a comprehensive strategy toolset that is easy for you to learn, communicate and quickly apply. Drawing on his decades of experience as a business strategy advisor, active equity investor and Stanford University teacher, Hamilton Helmer develops from first principles a practical theory of Strategy rooted in the notion of Power, those conditions which create the potential for persistent differential returns.


The Dream Machine

Stripe Press #ad - Behind every great revolution is a vision and behind perhaps the greatest revolution of our time, personal computing, is the vision of J. C. R. Licklider. At a time when computers were a short step removed from mechanical data processors, "computers as communication devices", Licklider was writing treatises on "human-computer symbiosis", and a now not-so-unfamiliar "Intergalactic Network.

His ideas became so influential, his passion so contagious, that Waldrop called him "computing's Johnny Appleseed. He was instead a relentless visionary that saw the potential of the way individuals could interact with computers and software. He did not design the first personal computers or write the software that ran on them, nor was he involved in the legendary early companies that brought them to the forefront of our everyday experience.

The Dream Machine #ad - In a simultaneously compelling personal narrative and comprehensive historical exposition, Waldrop tells the story of the man who not only instigated the work that led to the internet, but also shifted our understanding of what computers were and could be. Included in this edition are also the original texts of licklider's three most influential writings: 'man-computer symbiosis' 1960, co-authored with Robert Taylor, which outlines the vision that inspired the internet; and "The computer as a communication device" 1968, which outlines the vision that inspired the personal computer revolution of the 1970s; his 'Intergalactic Network' memo 1963, which amplifies his vision for what the network could become.