Summary of Measure What Matters by John Doerr
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ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK:
Author: John Doerr
L. John Doerr (born June 29, 1951) is an American Investor and venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in Menlo Park, California.
He's passionate about encouraging leaders to reimagine the future, from transforming healthcare to advancing applications of machine learning. Outside of Kleiner Perkins, John works with social entrepreneurs for change in public education, the climate crisis, and global poverty. John serves on the board of the Obama Foundation and ONE.org.
As of July 2017, Forbes ranked Doerr as the 105th richest person in the United States and the 303rd richest person in the world, with a net worth of US$ 7.5 billion as of February 16, 2018.
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive.
In Measure What Matters, John Doerr defines and makes a case for OKRs (objectives and key results) to direct a company toward success.
OKRs bring a sense of order to the goal-setting process of organizations.
The four superpowers of OKRs including focus and commit, align and connect, track and stretch drive companies toward a high-performance level.
The author uses the examples of Google, Intel, Bono, the Gates Foundation and many others to signify the usefulness of OKRs. The book makes it clear how any organization can benefit from OKRs to achieve greatness by aiming effectively.