Measure what Matters: OKRs - the Simple Idea that Drives 10x Growth

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Portfolio Penguin, 2018 - Business planning - 306 pages
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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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User Review  - quinton.baran - LibraryThing

A good book that has some great ideas. OKR's (Objectives with Key Results) have a wide application - they can be used in various business situations (which is the book's focus), personal development ... Read full review

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User Review  - hskey - LibraryThing

Specifically read to get a better idea of how OKRs have helped other companies. I definitely came away with a greater understanding, and hope to apply it to my own OKRs for the upcoming quarter ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

John Doerr joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1980 and has since backed some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and companies, such as Google, Zynga and Amazon. John serves on the boards of Google, Zynga and Amyris. He also led KPCB's investment in Twitter. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was a member of U.S. President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He has 291K followers on Twitter. His TED Talk on greentech has 845K views.

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