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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 2,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523

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

Good, but not a “how to”

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I enjoyed this book but must say if you’re looking for a “how to” manual, this isn’t it. There’s one chapter dedicated to quasi-how to institute...the other chapters are interesting stories of success from other (mostly Valley tech) firms. For a “how to”, check out Gino Wickman’s Traction for a much better layout.

  • Your Best Year Ever

  • A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals
  • By: Michael Hyatt
  • Narrated by: Michael Hyatt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

We all want to live a life that matters. We all want to reach our full potential. But too often we find ourselves overwhelmed by the day-to-day. Our big goals get pushed to the back burner - and then, more often than not, they get forgotten. New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt wants listeners to know that it doesn't have to be this way. In fact, he thinks that this is the year listeners can finally close the gap between reality and their dreams.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn’t make a good audio book (IMO)

  • By Dirk on 01-10-18

Doesn’t make a good audio book (IMO)

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

This book is a blueprint for setting good goals. While pretty “goal setting 101”, its always good to have a refresher, and I’ll get the print version of the book for doing just that...that said, from my perspective, the tools and techniques suggested here would be easier to follow in written form to readily reference the various steps suggested in forming, reviewing, and achieving goals. While the book references an online library with such information, the site contains only a simple 2-page example of a goal. It would be helpful (and the book would receive 5 stars) if it contained a PDF as do other similar audiobooks (or if the online site contained the information the book suggests it contains).

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