On My Shelf with Patrick Roelofs— Head of Product at eSailors Ltd.

About me

Patrick is currently Head of Product at eSailors Ltd., a technology and software provider from Hamburg. Before that, he worked for almost two years as a freelance product consultant in the startup world. He also spent five years as Director Product at XING and helped to build and manage engaging product solutions.

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On my shelf

Exponential Organizations

Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it)
by Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone & Yuri van Geest

My opinion

Great insights, into what really makes 10x organizations by one of the Singularity University founders and great thinkers of our time.

326 pages, Diversion Books 2014

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Why We Sleep

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
by Prof. Dr. med. Mathew Walker

My opinion

Saw a talk on this topic on youtube and bought the book afterwards. Fascinating and shocking at the same time, what sleep does to your health and cognitive aptitude. A life-changing book.

“A neuroscientist has found a revolutionary way of being cleverer, more attractive, slimmer, happier, healthier and of warding off cancer — a good night’s shut-eye … It’s probably a little too soon to tell you that Why We Sleep saved my life, but I can tell you that it’s been an eye-opener.”
The Guardian

369 pages, Scribner 2017

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High Output Management

by Andrew S. Grove

My opinion

One of the best management books ever written. The founder and former Intel CEO describes how to build and manage organizations.

272 pages, Vintage 1995

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Never Eat Alone

And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
by Keith Ferazzi &Thal Raz

My opinion

Relationships matter a lot. This book was more than 10 years ago my personal aha-moment and the reason why I invest so much into my network of people.

400 pages, Currency 2014 (Updated version)

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Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business
by Luke Williams

My opinion

Frog design alumni and in general impressive person, on how to create disruptive ideas. A great framework, easy to read and valuable on top.

272 pages, Pearson FT Press 2015

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