READING LIST

The books and quotes listed below share aspects or attributes that align with
our values and drive the importance we place on culture.

Ben Horowitz

The Hard Things About Hard Things

“Management debt is incurred when you make an expedient, short-term management decision with an expensive, long-term consequence.”

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Robert I. Sutton

The No Asshole Rule

“Fight as if you are right; listen as if you are wrong.”

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Robert I. Sutton

Good Boss, Bad Boss; How to Be the Best and Learn from the Worst

“Listen to those under your supervision. Really listen. Don’t act as if you’re listening and let it go in one ear and out the other. Faking it is worse than not doing it at all.”

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Eliyahu Goldratt

The Goal, a Process of Ongoing Improvement

“There are measurements which express the goal of making money perfectly well, but which also permit you to develop operational rules for running your plant… throughput, inventory and operational expense.”

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Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow

“To be useful, your beliefs should be constrained by the logic of probability.”

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Black Swan

“The problem with experts is that they do not know what they do not know.”

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Michael J. Mauboussin

The Success Equation

“When luck plays a part in determining the consequences of your actions, you don’t want to study success to learn what strategy was used but rather study strategy to see whether it consistently led to success.”

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Cass R. Sunstein & Reid Hastie

Wiser, Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter

“One of our central themes is the immense importance of diversity, not necessarily along demographic lines, but in terms of ideas and perspectives. We are speaking above all of cognitive diversity.”

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Dan Ariely

Predictably Irrational

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

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Jeffrey Pfeffer

Power, Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t

“By believing that life is fair we tend to subscribe to the ‘just-world phenomenon,’ which leaves us unprepared for the challenges and competition of the real world.”

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