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Brian Chesky is an American billionaire technology entrepreneur who co-founded the peer to peer lodging service Airbnb. Chesky is the CEO of the company and was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People of 2015"
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High Output Management
by Andrew S. Grove (Aug 28, 1995)
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The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s le...
Brian Chesky
Feb 11, 2020
His primary book source on management technique is Andy Grove’s High Output Management.     source
The Ride of a Lifetime
Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
by Robert Iger (Sep 22, 2019)
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A grand vision defined: The CEO of Disney, one of Time's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more inten...
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Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson (Oct 23, 2011)
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From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, a...
Brian Chesky
Jun 26, 2015
For Chesky, a source may come in the form of a biography of a business hero such as Steve Jobs or Walt Disney.     source
Walt Disney
The Triumph of the American Imagination
by Neal Gabler (Oct 08, 2007)
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The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history. Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films–most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi....
Brian Chesky
Jun 26, 2015
For Chesky, a source may come in the form of a biography of a business hero such as Steve Jobs or Walt Disney.     source
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Blitzscaling
The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
by Reid Hoffman (Oct 08, 2018)
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Foreword by Bill Gates LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast 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 ...
Brian Chesky
The book the start-up world has been waiting for. I can’t think of any other that so perfectly captures the specific challenges – and opportunities – that a company faces at every stage of growth. This book shares some of the key secrets for building mission-oriented, global businesses at speed.     source
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