book summaries

Measure What Matters by John Doerr

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PERFORMANCE

MEASURE WHAT MATTERS

Expounding upon our recent Objectives & Key Results presentation, we bring you more insights on how OKR has helped world-renowned corporations and organizations through ups and downs, and how you can implement the same system with your team. Learn about how timely and highly relevant data and progress-tracking underpin your most important work and ultimately drive your performance and growth.

Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

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LEADERSHIP

DARE TO LEAD

As the speaker and researcher of one of the five most-viewed TED talks in the world, Research Professor Brené Brown shares the essential skills that underpin daring leadership, as exemplified by research results from her interviews with hundreds of global C-level leaders over two decades. Find out how to channel emotional responses in the workplace and be the most effective leader.

Drive by Daniel Pink

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MANAGEMENT

DRIVE

Daniel Pink shares new insights into human motivation uncovered by behavioral scientists and shows how you can tap into the human desire for autonomy and purpose to transform how you live and work. Learn how to succeed in the contemporary economy where creativity and conceptual work are increasingly valued and how to motivate your employees to contribute their best to the company’s goals.

Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ZERO TO ONE

Learn from tech superstar Peter Thiel (PayPal, Palantir) and his protégé Blake Masters why the only opportunities really worth pursuing are those that create something truly unique – that go from “zero to one” rather than from “one to n.” Tap into a new way of thinking about business and ambition by reading this book summary.

Fusion

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CASE STUDY

FUSION By: DENISE LEE YOHN

Have you ever wondered what’s behind the success of some of the world’s most iconic brands? How they manage to resonate so deeply with consumers, maintain market dominance, and top the “best places to work” lists? Fusion reveals some of the magic behind these organizations by detailing the unique ways that they marry their brand and their corporate culture.

Blue Ocean Shift

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BUSSINESS STRATEY & INNOVATION

BLUE OCEAN SHIFT

Released in early-October 2017 — Blue Ocean Shift — is the continuation of the award-winning Blue Ocean Strategy, a bestselling strategy book based on a study of 150 strategic moves spanning more than a hundred years and thirty industries. 

Blue Ocean Shift focuses on how can corporations, bureaucratic organizations, non-profits, among others – shift their mindset and products towards a blue ocean.

Straight Talk For Startups

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INNOVATION

Straight Talk For Startups

Are you interested in adopting a “startup mindset” in your corporate role? By understanding the approaches that Silicon Valley’s veterans have used to build and grow their companies, you can apply them for yourself, whatever your position. As you learn the ways that entrepreneurs successfully navigate topics such as finding the right investors, managing the board of directors, and pursuing liquidity, you too can glean valuable insights.

Invested

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FINANCE

Invested

Do you long for the day when you can work less and travel more? Do you fear that you’ll never have enough money to be able to retire? By following Warren Buffett’s approach to value investing, you can learn how to build an investment portfolio that will give you the financial freedom you need. Learn the key to Buffett’s approach, how his firm selects which companies to invest, when, and at what entry price.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

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ORGANIZING

The Life-Changing Magic of TiDYING

Have you hit a ceiling when it comes to increasing your productivity? A tidy and organized home or office will make you more productive and energized. Marie Kondo’s approach, the KonMari Method, shows you how to literally put your life in order. Forget doing a little every day or one room at a time; forget buying the latest fancy storage system or pushing everything into boxes that just keep piling up...

First 90 Days

Presentations

Book summary

First 90 Days

Are you starting a new job, or mentoring someone who is? If so, this deck is for you. Any person who gets a new job or promotion or position, can use this deck to be more effective in the first three months on the job. Feel free to edit the slides to fit your company's colors and culture.

Made To Stick

Book Summaries

Presenting

Made To Stick

Do you feel that your ideas lose momentum quickly? You can use the tactics in this book to make your ideas “sticky.” Sticky ideas are those that “are understood and remembered, and have a lasting impact – they change your audience’s opinion or behavior.” Sticky ideas have six traits.

They are simple, unexpected, concrete, credible, emotional, and told as stories, and this summary covers the counterintuitive and well-researched tactics for transforming your ideas so that they stick.Learn why simple does not mean “dumbed down.” Understand how unexpected is more than a gimmicky surprise and the ways to not just capture but hold your audience’s interest.