Swimming Across

Plunkett Lake Press #ad - A wonderful reading experience. Richard north patterson“A poignant tale leading to human courage and hope. Elie wiesel“grove, the founder and chairman of Intel Corporation, does not whine about his hardships. 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. As a small child, and because of that, “jesus Christ was killed by the Jews, Andris Grof was told, all of the Jews will be thrown into the Danube. Grof’s school years were marked by such anti-semitism and interrupted first by the Nazi occupation and then by the post-war Communist regime.

Swimming Across #ad - It is driven not by executives battling for money and power, but the experiences — some mundane, some extraordinary — of a nonobservant Jewish boy growing up in Hungary through a fascist regime, a Nazi invasion and a Soviet occupation. Chris gaither, the new york times“ the intelligence, dedication and ingenuity that earned him fame and fortune he was Time’s Man of the Year in 1997 are evident early on.

. A moving reminder of the meaning of America and the grit and courage of a remarkable young man who became one of America’s phenomenal success stories.


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

Crown Business #ad - When a strategic inflection Point hits, the ordinary rules of business go out the window. 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.

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. 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.

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


High Output Management

Vintage #ad - 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, High Output Management is equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, as well as CEOs and startup founders.

High Output Management #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. 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 - 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. The ideas discussed in this book will have a powerful and lasting impact on how we think, how we develop technology, how we work, and how we live.

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. Your phone has turned into a computer. Your car was not only designed on computers, but has more processing power in it than a room-sized mainframe did in 1970

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age #ad - Who are these people, what motivates them, and why should you care?Consider these facts: Everything around us is turning into computers. Your typewriter is gone, replaced by a computer. 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.

So has your camera. Soon your TV will. Topics include the importance of beauty in software design, the programming language renaissance, how to make wealth, the open-source movement, internet startups, heresy and free speech, digital design, and more. 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.


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

Harper Business #ad - It’s not your marketing campaign. This book aims to help you do the things you need to become the kind of leader you want to be—and others want to follow. Ben horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, modern management expert, and New York Times bestselling author, 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.

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 what you say in company-wide meeting. 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.

What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture #ad - Horowitz connects these leadership examples to modern case-studies, the first african-american ceo of mcdonalds, and how Genghis Khan’s vision of cultural inclusiveness has parallels in the work of Don Thompson, and Hillary Clinton, and of Maggie Wilderotter, including how Louverture’s cultural techniques were applied or should have been by Reed Hastings at Netflix, Travis Kalanick at Uber, the CEO who led Frontier Communications.

. The time and circumstances in which they were raised often shapes them—yet a few leaders have managed to shape their times.


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

HarperBusiness #ad - Malone reveals how each brought different things to Intel, and at different times. Without any one of these figures, intel made possible the personal computer, Internet, Intel would never have achieved its historic success; with them, telecommunications, 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. Michael S. 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.

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.

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


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

HarperBusiness #ad - 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. 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, and Intuit, Larry Page, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, Apple, such as Google, including Steve Jobs, and Eric Schmidt. In addition, respect, friendship, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, 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, 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, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and identified and resolved simmering tensions that inevitably arise in fast-moving environments.

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


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

Portfolio #ad - Okrs surface an organization's most important work. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. In measure what matters, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations.

This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. They focus effort and foster coordination. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than fifty companies.

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

. He had first discovered okrs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove "the greatest manager of his or any era" drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. They'd have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast.


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

Harper Business #ad - The authors of the bestselling competing on internet time a business week top 10 book analyze the strategies, principles, and Steve Jobs—offering lessons for all managers and entrepreneurs on leadership, Andy Grove, and skills of three of the most successful and influential figures in business—Bill Gates, strategy and execution.

In less than a decade, steve jobs, bill Gates, and Andy Grove founded three companies that would define the world of technology and transform our lives. 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: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs #ad - 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. Yoffie and Michael A. At their peaks, microsoft, Apple, and Intel were collectively worth some $1.5 trillion. 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. Their approaches to formulating strategy and building organizations offer unique insights for start-up executives as well as the heads of modern multinationals.


Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

Currency #ad - Foreword by bill gateslinkedin cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies. What entrepreneur or founder doesn’t aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb?  Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare.

So what separates the startups that get disrupted and disappear from the ones who grow to become global giants?The secret is blitzscaling: a set of techniques for scaling up at a dizzying pace that blows competitors out of the water. In a book inspired by their popular class at stanford business school, such as: how to design business models for igniting and sustaining relentless growth; strategies for hiring and managing; how the role of the founder and company culture must evolve as the business matures, Hoffman and Yeh  reveal how to navigate the necessary shifts and weather the unique challenges that arise at each stage of a company’s life cycle, and more.

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies #ad - Whether your business has ten employees or ten thousand, Blitzscaling is the essential playbook for winning in a world where speed is the only competitive advantage that matters. The objective of blitzscaling is not to go from zero to one, but from one to one billion –as quickly as possible. When growing at a breakneck pace, getting to next level requires very different strategies from those that got you to where you are today.


7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy

Deep Strategy LLC #ad - Every business faces a do-or-die strategy moment: a crux directional choice made amidst swirling uncertainty. And create power it must, for without it your business is at risk. To get this right you need at your fingertips a real-time strategy compass to discern your true north. Using rich real-world examples, Helmer rigorously characterizes exactly what your business must achieve to create Power.

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, Hamilton Helmer develops from first principles a practical theory of Strategy rooted in the notion of Power, active equity investor and Stanford University teacher, those conditions which create the potential for persistent differential returns.

7 powers is that compass. 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.