No rules rules – Reed Hastings:
Netflix’s culture has been a reference for many companies when we talk about what it takes to build an innovative, fast-paced and transparent company.
What makes this book fantastic is the huge amount of real examples told in order to illustrate the many points of the culture, such as:
– What do they mean by cultivating talent density?
– How to they apply the concept of firing average performing employees and paying top market salaries.
– How does candor and open and frequent feedback really works.
Technology and Innovation
The innovator’s dilemma – Clayton Christensen
This is a masterpiece for understanding how innovation comes about, how good management typically prevents innovation from happen and how innovation can be spurred in your own reality.
Good Strategy, Bad Strategy – Richard Rumelt
If you hear the word strategy being thrown around all the time but get the feeling that neither you or the ones talking about it really know what they are talking about, this is the book for you.
Rummelt does an outstanding job in explaining what the goal of a strategy is, how it looks like, how bad strategy looks like and more importantly how to develop it. Highly recommended.
Playing to win – A.G. Lafley & Roger Martin
Strategy is hard. Strategy in a big company, with decades of winning stories and a strong, political hierarchy can be even harder.
In this book, Roger Martin partnered up with A.G Lafley to take us through the strategy work they did at P&G. The book is full of real case studies and details the principle they have developed during their time their with incredible success.
Anti-fragile – Nassim Taleb
In my opinion this is by far Nassim Taleb’s best work and one of the best works of logic, clear thinking and argumentation I have experienced.
The basic argument lies around the fact that most of us work to make things more robust, meaning, able to sustain stress and strain. Taleb’s arguments, drawn from nature among others, is that we should be things that are anti-fragile. That means that they become stronger under stress. Excellent read to challenge how you think about making things better