Measure What Matters : How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

Measure What Matters : How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

Description

#1 New York Times Bestseller Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth--and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They'd have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress--to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove ("the greatest manager of his or any era") drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than fifty companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. 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 focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 1633695670
ISBN 13: 9781633695672

17 Apr 2018
A. Agrawal

ISBN 10: 1473637465
ISBN 13: 9781473637467

05 Apr 2018
Hans Rosling

ISBN 10: 1119252393
ISBN 13: 9781119252399

06 Sep 2016
Paul R. Niven

ISBN 10: 0804176981
ISBN 13: 9780804176989

30 Jan 2018
Daniel Coyle

ISBN 10: 1501147765
ISBN 13: 9781501147760

03 Oct 2017
Dan Chip Heath Heath

ISBN 10: 006124189X
ISBN 13: 9780061241895

24 Jun 2011
PhD Robert B Cialdini

ISBN 10: 0307887898
ISBN 13: 9780307887894

15 Oct 2011
Eric Ries

ISBN 10: 081299339X
ISBN 13: 9780812993394

22 Jun 2017
Charles Duhigg

ISBN 10: 1472946898
ISBN 13: 9781472946898

27 Jun 2017
Scott Keller

ISBN 10: 0062273205
ISBN 13: 9780062273208

24 Mar 2014
Ben Horowitz

ISBN 10: 0316388394
ISBN 13: 9780316388399

31 Jan 2017
Brad Stone

ISBN 10: 1400069289
ISBN 13: 9781400069286

28 Feb 2012
Charles Duhigg