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Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs – John Doerr
Non-fiction / 22nd August 2019

Introduction Measure What Matters is a book about a management system known as objectives and key results (OKRs). It has a foreword by Larry Page, the cofounder of Google. Furthermore, the names in the subtitle (Google, Bono and the Gates Foundation) further pique my interest in this book. This system is not developed by the author but by Andy Grove in Intel. Author John Doerr is an investor and chairman of Kleiner Perkins. He cofounded a graphics software company while earning his master’s degree. He joined Intel in 1974 and advanced to be one of its most successful salespeople. The author dabbles in venture capital after being offered a job with Kleiner Perkins in 1980. He is the backer of some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, including Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt (Google), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Scoot Cook and Bill Campbell (Intuit). Content Measure What Matters is divided into 2 parts. The first part is about the system’s features and how it turns good ideas into superior execution and workplace satisfaction. There is a total of 14 chapters in this part. The second part is about the application and implications of OKRs. This part contains 7 chapters. There…