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  • Measure What Matters

  • How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
  • By: John Doerr, Larry Page - foreword
  • Narrated by: John Doerr, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527

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 the Objectives and Key Results system has spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational, inspirational, entertaining, ~dry..

  • By James S. on 05-08-18

Simple and understandable introduction to OKR

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-19

having used OKR at Google and elsewhere without understanding its effect on organizational motion, this is a great story about where the goal system originated, and who throughout tech companies advocated for it. This is a great resource for anyone leading an organization or trying to bring order to an existing one they are a part of.

  • Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking

  • What You Really Need to Know to Build High-Performing Digital Product Teams
  • By: Jeff Gothelf
  • Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

As companies evolve to adopt, integrate, and leverage software as the defining element of their success in the 21st century, a rash of processes and methodologies are vying for their product teams' attention. In the worst of cases, each discipline on these teams - product management, design, and software engineering - learn a different model.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy this audiobook. Buy the eBook.

  • By Taz on 05-26-17

Quick but accurate reflection of common problems

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-19

good introductions to concepts and goals of lean/agile/design thinking; good overview of how these world views conflict in actual making of software. A bit hamfisted on metaphors or examples, and a bit out of touch with more technical descriptions (misunderstanding of 'devops' in my mind, but to little consequence or detriment.)

Very short read, may be best when you have quite a few credits stacked up, or are really itching for a quick overview of concepts. It's short length has also served very well in making it approachable to recommending to others, and great tool for putting people on same page before discussing concepts or proposed process changes.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,910
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,801

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

long time SciFi reader, hooked on Bob

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-17

Consider this a review for both Bob's to this point, which I hope will round out to a complete universe-building story arch.

In the Bobiverse, Taylor presents Cline readability and geeky enjoyment, Clarke attention to systems and optimism in engineering, and Asimov-level concepts of exploration of consiousness, VR, android sentience and similar.

the Bobiverse has been a refreshing and rewarding romp through our own stars, and a chance to reconsider long-standing SciFi concepts from a sincere and light-hearted tinkerer of ideas. people in my life are probably tired of hearing about it.

Ray Porter's performance may be the best I've experienced on audible. The delivery is heartfelt, varied, and nuanced. I listened first and will be buying print.

in criticism, some of the philosophy feels heavy-handed, naive, and perhaps shortsighted. simple antagonisms do much to drive the story, but the forays into exploration of motivations are brief, and don't really scratch the itch for cementing a feeling of rightness of the Bob in the first place. Genocide and pillage are presented as a universal evil, which serve well for that, but from the right perspective the difference between Bob and the enemy is not significant. But then, there are plenty of avenues for exploration of these concepts laid.

Dennis Taylor (I'm dropping the E) did something really great with this one. I'll be preordering, and wish him only success.

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