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Interesting Reads

Updated: Dec 28, 2020


Here are some thoughtful pieces that have inspired our thinking:

It’s Time to Build – Marc Andreessen

An open letter by this tech entrepreneur, in the midst of pandemic reappraisal, spurs business and government to focus on building “new products, new industries, new factories, new science” — to take big leaps forward.

https://a16z.com/2020/04/18/its-time-to-build/

Drive: The Surprising Truth Behind What Motivates Us – Dan Pink

In this compelling book, Pink makes the case that the old model of employee motivation (driven by the desire for rewards and avoidance of punishment) is no longer dominant. In its place, companies should look at three areas to increase performance and employee satisfaction:

· Autonomy — Our desire to be self-directed, which stresses engagement over compliance.

· Mastery – The urge to get better skills.

· Purpose – The desire to do something that has meaning and is important.

Related TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_the_puzzle_of_motivation

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business – Pat Lencioni

The author believes that an organization’s health is built on four fundamentals: Build a Cohesive Leadership Team, Create Clarity, Communicate Clarity and Reinforce Clarity.

https://www.tablegroup.com/books/the-advantage/

https://www.amazon.com/vdp/1aeedd945d2f438ba2d01d0aa7442a7d?product=0470941529&ref=cm_sw_em_r_ib_dt_NvFRbnxEF9Cqw

Other books that have influenced us:

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future – Dan Pink

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek

Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan -- Nassim Taleb

Against the Gods, The Remarkable Story of Risk – Peter L. Bernstein

When Genius Failed – Roger Lowenstein

Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

More Than You Know – Michael J. Mauboussin

Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment – David F. Swensen

The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor – Howard Marks

Managing Oneself – Peter F. Drucker

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