It’s much easier to find our leadership style if we have examples to engage with in a detailed way. I recently picked up Frank Slootman’s book Amp It Up: Leading for Hypergrowth by Raising Expectations, Increasing Urgency, and Elevating Intensity because I wanted to learn more about how he operates. Tldr; loved the book and found it an in-depth and fascinating look at a guy who operates in a way I never could.Read More »Frank Slootman on creating a high-performing culture
Thanks to all of the end of year book lists, my current reading list is swelling with newfound gems and Shoe Dog is one of my new favorites. I devoured it in a single day.
Shoe Dog is the memoir of Phil Knight, founder and CEO of Nike and details the company from its early start through their 1980 IPO. There are several good reviews of the overall book (here, here, and here), but it surprises me that so few have discussed the ethical quandaries that Knight faces as he builds Nike.Read More »Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog and the slippery slope of founder ethics