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Blitzscaling

The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

By Reid Hoffman (2018)

Business

LinkedIn cofounder, reveals the secret to starting and scaling 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...

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Elon Musk

Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

By Ashlee Vance (2015)

Biography

Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius’s life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his...

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Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick

People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds

By Chris Bradley (2018)

Management

McKinsey & Company’s newest, most definitive, and most irreverent book on strategy—which thousands of executives are already using—is a must-read for all C-suite executives looking to create winning corporate strategies. Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick is spearheading an empirical revolution in the field of strategy. Based on an extensive analysis of the key factors that...

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No Filter

The Inside Story of Instagram

By Sarah Frier (2020)

Leadership

Award-winning reporter Sarah Frier reveals the never-before-told story of how Instagram became the most culturally defining app of the decade. In 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger released a photo-sharing app called Instagram, with one simple but irresistible feature: it would make anything you captured through your phone look more beautiful. The cofounders started...

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The Lean Startup

How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

By Eric Ries (2011)

Leadership

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true...

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The Everything Store

Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

By Brad Stone (2013)

Business

The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive...

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Reinventing Organizations

A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness

By Frédéric Laloux (2018)

Management

The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Deep inside, we sense that more is possible. We long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, and purpose. In this groundbreaking book, the author shows that every time, in the past, when humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness,...

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Mark Zuckerberg

La biographie

By Daniel Ichbiah (2018)

Biography

La biographie d'un génie visionnaire, devenu l'homme le plus influent de la planète. Le plus secret aussi. À 18 ans, Zuckerberg refuse une offre de Microsoft qui aurait pu le rendre millionnaire, préférant suivre des études à Harvard. À l'université, il conçoit Facebook et fait mouche. Devenu milliardaire à 24 ans, il rachète WhatsApp, Instagram... des services...

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What You Do Is Who You Are

How to Create Your Business Culture

By Ben Horowitz (2019)

Business

Ben Horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, modern management expert, and New York Times bestselling author combines lessons both from history and modern organizational practice with practical and often surprising advice to help us build cultures that can weather both good and bad times. The times and circumstances in which people were raised often shape them - yet...

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

By Ben Horowitz (2014)

Management

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...

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Management

By First Round Essentials (2019)

Management

Given that a manager’s journey can often feel like a lonely uphill climb in the dark, we’ve assembled the most essential advice from the archives of the Review to help light the path forward. Whether you’re transitioning from IC to manager for the first time, stepping into the manager-of-managers role, or just starting to build a company, this collection of articles...

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Steve Jobs

By Walter Isaacson (2011)

Biography

Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values...

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Patrick Drahi

L'ogre de Networks

By Elsa Bembaron (2017)

Biography

Avec un patrimoine estimé à 11 milliards d'euros, il est à présent la cinquième fortune de France. Il y a quelques années, son nom n'était connu que d'une poignée d'initiés. Aujourd'hui, pas une semaine ne passe sans que sa holding Altice s'illustre par un coup d'éclat : rachat de droits sportifs, d'entreprises françaises ou étrangères...SFR, Virgin Mobile, Libération,...

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Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Venture Capital and How to Get It

By Scott Kupor (2019)

Business

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. That's where you'll find the biggest names in venture capital, including famed VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, where...

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Rework

By D. Heinemeier Hansson & J. Fried (2010)

Management

Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf. Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less...

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Xavier Niel

La voie du pirate

By Solveig GODELUCK (2016)

Biography

Xavier Niel est avant tout l'homme qui a inventé la Freebox, en 2002. Une première mondiale ! Avec elle, l'Internet coule dans les foyers comme l'eau du robinet, avec un prix fixe pour une consommation illimitée. Le reste suivra : la télévision, le téléphone, la VOD, les jeux en ligne... Le lancement a été chaotique, mais le succès fulgurant. Cela a permis à Free d'imposer...

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L'obsession du service client

Les secrets d'une start-up qui a tout misé sur l'expérience client

By Jonathan Lefèvre (2018)

Business

Quelle image avez-vous des services clients ? Probablement rien d’assez élogieux pour mériter la surenchère commerciale d’une quatrième de couverture. Entre scripts déshumanisés, musiques d’attente, délocalisations et transferts d’appels, les services clients nous ont tous déjà fait vivre des expériences frustrantes (pour rester poli)...

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The Sales Acceleration Formula

Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to go from $0 to $100 Million

By Mark Roberge (2015)

Marketing & Sales

Use data, technology, and inbound selling to build a remarkable team and accelerate sales The Sales Acceleration Formula provides a scalable, predictable approach to growing revenue and building a winning sales team. Everyone wants to build the next $100 million business and author Mark Roberge has actually done it using a unique methodology that he shares with his...

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Cracking the Sales Management Code

The Secrets to Measuring and Managing Sales Performance

By Jason Jordan & Michelle Vazzana (2011)

Marketing & Sales

There are literally thousands of books on selling, coaching, and leadership, but what about the particulars of managing a sales force? Where are the frameworks, metrics, and best practices to help you succeed? Based on extensive research into how world-class companies measure and manage their sales forces, this book is the first operating manual for sales management...

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Alibaba

The House That Jack Ma Built

By Duncan Clark (2016)

Biography

An engrossing, insider’s account of how a teacher built one of the world’s most valuable companies—rivaling Walmart & Amazon—and forever reshaped the global economy. In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into one of the world’s largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which...

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The Airbnb Story

How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy

By Leigh Gallagher (2018)

Business

An investigative look into a beloved, disruptive, notorious start-up This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online lodging platform that is now the largest provider of accommodations in the world. At first just the wacky idea of cofounders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb has become...

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High Output Management

By Andy Grove (1995)

Management

The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, High Output Management is equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove...

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Good To Great

Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

By Jim Collins (2001)

Leadership

After a five-year research project, Jim Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organisation to make the leap from good to great while other organisations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern...

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Built to Last

Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

By Jim Collins (2004)

Business

Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize ...

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Magic Box Paradigm

A framework for startup acquisitions

By Ezra Roizen (2016)

Business

What if I told you that the last thing you want from a potential acquirer is a term sheet? Or that the casualty of a bidding war is most likely going to be you? Or the presentation you use when you meet with investors is almost the opposite of the one you should use with strategic partners? Or that acquirers’ efforts to reduce their risk when making an acquisition can often...

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Who

The A method for hiring

By Geoff Smart and Randy Street (2006)

Management

Whether you’re a member of a board of directors looking for a new CEO, the owner of a small business searching for the right people to make your company grow, or a parent in need of a new babysitter, it’s all about Who. Inside you’ll learn how to • avoid common “voodoo hiring” methods • define the outcomes you seek • generate a flow of A Players to your..

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Play Bigger

How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets

By Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead & Kevin Maney (2016)

Business

The founders of a respected Silicon Valley advisory firm study legendary category-creating companies and reveal a groundbreaking discipline called category design. Winning today isn’t about beating the competition at the old game. It’s about inventing a whole new game—defining a new market category, developing it, and dominating it over time. You can’t build a...

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The Innovator's Dilemma

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

By Clayton Christensen (2016)

Business

The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do...

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Crossing the Chasm

Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers

By Geoffrey A. Moore (2014)

Business

The bible for bringing cutting-edge products to larger markets—now revised and updated with new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing. In Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle—which begins with innovators and moves to early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards—there is a...

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L'Ange exterminateur

La vraie vie de Bernard Arnault

By Airy Routier (2003)

Biography

Comment, en partant d'une PME familiale, Bernard Arnault a-t-il pu devenir, en moins de vingt ans, l'un des hommes les plus riches et les plus influents de France ? Actionnaire principal de LVMH, le premier groupe mondial du luxe, de Christian Dior et de centaines d'autres sociétés, Bernard Arnault fait irruption au coeur du capitalisme français en reprenant l'empire Boussac..

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François Pinault, milliardaire

Les Secrets d'une incroyable fortune

By Pierre-Angel Gay & Caroline Monnot (1999)

Biography

De François Pinault, l'homme le plus riche de France, on sait finalement peu de choses. On connaît son amitié avec le président de la République, Jacques Chirac. On le sait propriétaire du Printemps, de la Redoute, de Conforama et bien sûr, de la Fnac. Les plus avertis n'ignorent pas qu'il possède Le Point, guigne TF 1 et bataille pour le maroquinier Gucci. Pour le reste...

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Vincent Bolloré

Enquête sur un capitaliste au-dessus de tout soupçon

By Nathalie Raulin & Renaud Lecadre (2000)

History

Vincent Bolloré est le plus turbulent des capitalistes français, le plus atypique, le plus imprévisible. Issu d'une vieille famille d'industriels bretons, très liée à l'establishment financier, il joue volontiers au corsaire des affaires. De Bouygues à la banque Lazard, en passant par Rivaud et Pathé, Vincent Bolloré s'est fait une spécialité : attaquer les forteresses...

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