These are books I tell my friends about.
Biography of Phil Knight, Nike's founder.
A brief history of humankind.
Great business book that I can relate to as a family man.
How top product managers launch awesome products and build successful teams.
Fascinating history of six innovations that made the modern world.
Great introduction into Objectives and Key Results or OKRs (when your organization needs it).
Jeff Bezos biography from Brad Stone.
Better than the Walter Isaacson book.
Pretty crazy life of Elon Musk.
Here are some of my favorite articles I always tell my friends about.
- First Principles: The Building Blocks of True Knowledge
- "The idea is to break down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up"
- Give it five minutes
- "A few years ago I used to be a hothead. Whenever anyone said anything, I'd think of a way to disagree. I'd push back hard if something didn't fit my world-view."
- The Munger Operating System: How to Live a Life That Really Works
- "You'll be most successful where you're most intensely interested."
- 1997 Amazon.com Shareholder Letter
- This gets reprinted every year Amazon publishes their shareholder letter. Back to the roots.
- Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup
- "Discovery allows the team to continuously bring the customer or user to the table at the inception of the idea stage."
- The next big thing will start out looking like a toy
- To distinguish toys that are disruptive from toys that will remain just toys, you need to look at products as processes.