On My Shelf with Barry O’Reilly — Author, Speaker and Founder (San Francisco)
Barry is the author of Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, and co-author of the international bestseller Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale.
He is an internationally sought-after speaker, frequent writer and contributor to The Economist, Strategy+Business, and MIT Sloan Management Review, host of the Unlearn Podcast and faculty at Singularity University.
On my shelf
How to Measure Anything
Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business
by Douglas Hubbard
Outstanding insights into how to design hard to measure indicators, what really matters to measure and why.
“This book is remarkable in its range of measurement applications and its clarity of style. A must-read for every professional who has ever exclaimed, ‘Sure, that concept is important, but can we measure it?’”
— Dr. Jack Stenner, Cofounder and CEO of MetaMetrics, Inc.
432 pages, Wiley 2014
The Principles of Product Development Flow
Second Generation Lean Product Development
by Don Reinersten
Product Development, Economics and Work Flow all rolled into one. Groundbreaking work.
This book challenges an awful lot of fashionable ideas on improving product development processes. It provides a vast number of very solid principles that could make a big difference for almost any product development organization, from beginners to the most advanced. It offers a fundamentally different way of thinking about product development processes. Don’t read it if you are content with business as usual!
304 pages, Wiley 2009
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth
Why perseverance is so powerful — especially when tackling high uncertain and challenging initiatives.
“Grit is a pop-psych smash.”
— The New Yorker
368 pages, Scribner 2018
The Art of Action
How Leaders Close the Gaps between Plans, Actions and Results
by Stephen Bungay
How to develop an outcome-based strategies, leadership and organizational processes.
“What do you get if you cross a military historian with a management consultant? You get this fascinating book by Stephen Bungay — Bungay is as comfortable with management as he is with history and here cleverly draws on his knowledge of the latter to influence his thinking — A must-read for any would-be strategist.”
368 pages, Scribner 2010
The New Psychology of Success
by Carol S. Dweck
Why we need to shift our attitudes and actions towards failure, encouragement and rewards for breakthroughs personal growth and innovation.
“One of the most influential books ever about motivation.”
— Po Bronson, Author of NurtureShock
320 pages, Ballantine Books 2007
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