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Measure What Matters by John Doerr
Are you a big proponent of written goals with systematic follow-ups?
If you are, then you’ve got to read “Measure What Matters” by John Doerr.
If you have a startup, ask these questions:
How to set OKRs?
What’s the difference between Os and KRs?
How to align departments with non-trivial objectives?
What to do when things go wrong?
How to measure OKRs?
In 1999, legendary venture capitalist John Doerr invested nearly $12 million in a startup that had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. Doerr introduced the founders to OKRs and with them at the foundation of their management, the startup grew from forty employees to more than 70,000 with a market cap exceeding $600 billion. The startup was Google.
OKRs is a way to quantifiably meet your business objectives! Googlers do it.