Measure What Matters

Doerr, John E.

£14.99

OKRs are one of the best-kept secrets of the startup world. Google and Amazon have both sworn by their effectiveness for years. And yet most people have never even heard of them. Standing for objectives and key results, OKRs offer a revolutionary approach to goal-setting that helps companies focus on their most important initiatives, streamline the most essential and scale those goals across the organisation. Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr first introduced OKRs to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1999, when Google had forty employees – a moment that Eric Schmidt has since described as ‘changing the course of the company forever’. In this book, Doerr reveals the true power of this approach. He explains how companies from Amazon to Zynga have enjoyed phenomenal growth, agility and transparency of purpose as a result of making OKRs standard practice – and reveals how you can, too.

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Publish Date: 26/04/2018
ISBN: 9780241348482 Category: Tag:

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

‘For anyone interested in becoming a better manager’ – Bill Gates

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Discover the revolutionary movement behind the explosive growth of Intel, Google, Amazon and Uber.

In 1999, legendary venture capitalist John Doerr invested nearly $12 million in a small 40-person startup that had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. Doerr introduced the founders to his system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and, with those principles at the foundation of their management, the startup grew at an exponential rate. Today, that same startup – Google – has more than 70,000 employees with a market cap exceeding $600 billion.

Doerr has introduced OKRs to more than fifty companies, helping tech giants and charities exceed all expectations. In the OKR model, objectives define what we seek to achieve and key results are how those top- priority goals will be attained. They focus effort, foster coordination and enhance workplace satisfaction. For the first time in Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the agility and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations.

With a foreword by Larry Page, and contributions from Bono and Bill Gates, this book will show you how to collect timely, relevant data to track progress – to measure what matters. It will help any organization or team aim high, move fast, and excel.

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‘Management magic….Measure What Matters is a must read for anyone motivated to improve their organization’ – Former Vice President Al Gore, chairman of the Climate Reality Project

‘Measure What Matters shows how any organization or team can aim high, move fast, and excel’ – Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO

‘Measure What Matters deserves to be fully embraced by every person responsible for performance in any walk of life’ – Jim Collins, author of Good to Great

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Additional information

Weight 416 g
Dimensions 234 × 153 × 23 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 306

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

658.4012 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F