Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

Currency - In a book inspired by their popular class at stanford business school, such as: how to design business models for igniting and sustaining relentless growth; strategies for hiring and managing; how the role of the founder and company culture must evolve as the business matures, Hoffman and Yeh  reveal how to navigate the necessary shifts and weather the unique challenges that arise at each stage of a company’s life cycle, and more.

Whether your business has ten employees or ten thousand, Blitzscaling is the essential playbook for winning in a world where speed is the only competitive advantage that matters. Foreword by bill gateslinkedin cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies.

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies - What entrepreneur or founder doesn’t aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb?  Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare. So what separates the startups that get disrupted and disappear from the ones who grow to become global giants?The secret is blitzscaling: a set of techniques for scaling up at a dizzying pace that blows competitors out of the water.

The objective of blitzscaling is not to go from zero to one, but from one to one billion –as quickly as possible. When growing at a breakneck pace, getting to next level requires very different strategies from those that got you to where you are today.





The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age

Harvard Business Review Press - A new york times bestsellerIntroducing the new, realistic loyalty pact between employer and employee. The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed long-term employment no longer works in a business environment defined by continuous change, but neither does a system in which every employee acts like a free agent.

By putting this new alliance at the heart of your talent management strategy, you’ll not only bring back trust, you’ll be able to recruit and retain the entrepreneurial individuals you need to adapt to a fast-changing world. These individuals, creative, flexible, and with a bias toward action, thrive when they’re on a specific “tour of duty”—when they have a mission that’s mutually beneficial to employee and company that can be completed in a realistic period of time.

And your employees want the company to help transform their careers for the long term. The solution? stop thinking of employees as either family or as free agents. Think of them instead as allies. Sadly, trust in the business world is hovering at an all-time low. We can rebuild that lost trust with straight talk that recognizes the realities of the modern economy.

The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age - But this win-win scenario will happen only if both sides trust each other enough to commit to mutual investment and mutual benefit. Coauthored by the founder of linkedin, manage, this bold but practical guide for managers and executives will give you the tools you need to recruit, and retain the kind of employees who will make your company thrive in today’s world of constant innovation and fast-paced change.





High Growth Handbook

Stripe Press - My only gripe is that he didn't write this when we were in the early days of Box as it would have saved my ass countless times. Aaron levie, cofounder and ceo of box"armed with observations gathered scaling some of the most successful and important companies of Silicon Valley, Elad has no-nonsense, highly applicable advice to any operator transitioning a company from the proverbial garage to the next stage and beyond.

Max levchin, cofounder and ceo of affirm, cofounder and CTO of PayPal"Elad is one of the most experienced operators in Silicon Valley having seen numerous companies hit their inflection point. If you want the chance to turn your startup into the next Google or Twitter, then read this trenchant guide from someone who played key roles in the growth of these companies.

High Growth Handbook - Reid hoffman, executing functional re-organizations with as little trauma as possible, and host of the podcast Masters of Scale"Elad eschews trite management aphorisms in favor of pragmatic and straight-shooting insights on complex topics like managing a board of directors, co-author of the #1 NYT bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You, co-founder of LinkedIn, and everything in-between.

Dick costolo, former ceo of twitter and serial entrepreneur"Elad first invested in Airbnb when we were less than 10 people and provided early advice on scaling the company. High growth handbook is the playbook for growing your startup into a global brand. If you want the chance to turn your startup into the next Google or Twitter, then read this trenchant guide from someone who played key roles in the growth of these companies.

Reid hoffman, and angel investor elad gil has worked with high-growth, tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, co-founder of LinkedIn and New York Times #1 bestselling authorGlobal technology executive, Stripe, serial entrepreneur, and Square as they've grown from small companies to global enterprises.

Across all of these breakout companies, a set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has now codified in High Growth Handbook.





The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

HarperBusiness - Ben horowitz, cofounder of andreessen horowitz and one of silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one.

. Ben horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, selling, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, investing in, managing, buying, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers - Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.





The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

Currency - Find the unique breakout opportunities that massively accelerate career growth. Take proactive risks to become more resilient to industry tsunamis. They build their professional networks. Whether you work for a giant multinational corporation, you need to know how to: * Adapt your career plans as you change, or launching your own venture, the people around you change, a small local business, and industries change.

Develop a competitive advantage to win the best jobs and opportunities. Strengthen your professional network by building powerful alliances and maintaining a diverse mix of relationships. These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead today. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage.

The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career - They invest in themselves. Instead, you will learn the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. They take intelligent risks. A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley’s most innovative entrepreneurs.

Linkedin cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world. The start-up of you empowers you to become the CEO of your career and take control of your future.





Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing My Startup To 100 Million Users & Losing $78 Million

Clifford Ventures Corporation - Best startup books of all time' by benzinga'best growth-hacking books' by entrepreneur magazinethis compelling and inspiring narrative gives entrepreneurs a rare behind-the-scenes look inside a fast-growing startup that created the first online dating app and grew to 100 million users. Best-seller explosive growth combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, revealing genius growth tactics, numerous case-studies, and its step-by-step playbook to help your startup grow massively.

Due to its raw storytelling style, and fast-paced read, compelling content, practical lessons,  Explosive Growth is a one-of-a-kind business book that transcends the narrow entrepreneurial audience to also appeal to readers and business students looking to learn about startup life and entrepreneurship.

Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing My Startup To 100 Million Users & Losing $78 Million - The app suddenly began to acquire 100, and soon after the stock price skyrocketed 2, 000 percent, 000 new users daily for free, setting off an extraordinary chain of events filled with sudden success and painful lessons. You will learn how to:    * ignite explosive growth by creating a remarkable product    * identify the only 3 metrics that matter    * explore valuable viral growth strategies to grow rapidly    * execute the genius media hacks that helped us acquire 100 million users    * Create a thriving culture of PASSIONATE EMPLOYEES and CONSTANT INNOVATIONPRAISE:"A must read for founders and CEOs who want to achieve rapid growth while also building a great product and company.

Payal kadakia, founder & executive chairman of ClassPass"Explosive Growth is without question one of the most useful and entertaining business books I have ever read. This book is a must-read. David perry, adobe, amazon, digital sales & business development Expert at Google, Startup Advisor"Want to know how to grow your startup to 100 million users? Then this is the book for you.

It holds nothing back while detailing the highest highs and lowest lows of what it's really like to run a startup.





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

Portfolio - They keep employees on track. 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. 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.

This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic. Larry page and sergey brin had amazing technology, and sky-high ambitions, entrepreneurial energy, but no real business plan. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. 1 new york times bestsellerlegendary 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.

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs - 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. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. In measure what matters, agility, doerr shares a broad range of first-person, to demonstrate the focus, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations.

Okrs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination.





Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It

Portfolio - Why you need to build relationships with potential acquirers long before you decide to sell. In secrets of sand hill road, kupor explains exactly how VCs decide where and how much to invest, and how entrepreneurs can get the best possible deal and make the most of their relationships with VCs. Kupor explains, for instance:   • Why most VCs typically invest in only one startup in a given business category.

How to handle a "down round, " when startups have to raise funds at a lower valuation than in the previous round. What to do when vcs get too entangled in the day-to-day operations of the business. Why the skill you need most when raising venture capital is the ability to tell a compelling story. A wall street journal bestseller!what are venture capitalists saying about your startup behind closed doors? And what can you do to influence that conversation?If Silicon Valley is the greatest wealth-generating machine in the world, Sand Hill Road is its humming engine.

Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It - That's where you'll find the biggest names in venture capital, including famed VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, where lawyer-turned-entrepreneur-turned-VC Scott Kupor serves as managing partner. Whether you're trying to get a new company off the ground or scale an existing business to the next level, you need to understand how VCs think.

Filled with kupor's firsthand experiences, and practical takeaways, insider advice, Secrets of Sand Hill Road is the guide every entrepreneur needs to turn their startup into the next unicorn.





Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Currency - Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to one presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. In zero to one, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future - Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. 1 new york times bestsellerif you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. The next bill Gates will not build an operating system.

The next larry page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.





The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Currency - Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, ” rapid scientific experimentation, and learn what customers really want.

The lean startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. The lean startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively.

Eric ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever. But many of those failures are preventable.

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses - Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs—in companies of all sizes—a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Most startups fail. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.





Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell

HarperBusiness - 1 wall street journal bestsellernew york times bestsellerusa today bestsellerThe team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.

Bill campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, and Intuit, such as Google, Larry Page, Apple, including Steve Jobs, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, and Eric Schmidt. The result is a blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies.

. In addition, respect, successful people, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, friendship, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, and love after his death in 2016. Leaders at google for over a decade, and alan eagle experienced firsthand how the man fondly known as Coach Bill built trusting relationships, fostered personal growth—even in those at the pinnacle of their careers—inspired courage, Jonathan Rosenberg, Eric Schmidt, and identified and resolved simmering tensions that inevitably arise in fast-moving environments.

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell - To honor their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have codified his wisdom in this essential guide. Based on interviews with over eighty people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, Trillion Dollar Coach explains the Coach’s principles and illustrates them with stories from the many great people and companies with which he worked.