Number of pages: 336
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
BBB Library: Corporate Success
66 million years ago, life on earth was a little different. These were the waning days of the Cretaceous Period, hot and humid, when much of the world’s current land mass was still submerged under massive oceans. Our first maples, oaks, and beeches were just starting to emerge, and the earth was still dinosaur dominated; but their reign was not to last!
Expressed with sunny optimism and promise, Diamandis and Kotler share their extensive experience and knowledge, hoping to boost innovative potential within the technology startup arena and inspire readers to “get off the couch and change the world.
The book gives fascinating insights into the world of Silicon Valley, the Mecca of billion-dollar entrepreneurial stories.Some anecdotes are fascinating and worth a try for every business and not just entrepreneurs.
This invigorating discussion drives home the point that with better tools than we’ve ever had before, what we need most of all are great leaders.
Although personal traits are important in making successful leaders, it is the know-how that separates those who build long-term values from those who hit short-term targets. Personal characteristics do not guarantee sound judgment or realistic vision, and their values are greatly diminished without the know-hows that could be learned and developed
Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, in their own words, change the world through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free. The Google Story takes you deep inside the company's wild ride from an
The 80/20 way involves a real change in how we see and do things. By doing less, we can enjoy and achieve more. If we understand the way the world is really organized, we can fit in with that way and get much more of what we care about with less
Right now, there’s another asteroid striking our world, extinguishing the large and lumbering and clearing a giant path for the quick and nimble. This asteroid is “exponential technology.”
We live in a world that’s global and exponential. The problem is that our brains were never designed to process at either this scale or speed. So we need to have a better understanding of how change unfolds.
“You’d think that as we do more ambitious things, our failure rates would go up, but it doesn’t really seem to. If you fail in doing something ambitious, you usually succeed in doing something important.”
“If an entrepreneur isn’t embarrassed by the first release of their product offering, then they launched it too late.”
Having personality is key, but giving people a place to have a conversation is more important. You can always add better window treatments later.