The learning content that we provide at the Academy is accessible through a selection of outstanding contributions via books, interviews and YouTube-Videos. The spectrum of authors ranges from the investor legend from Omaha to a Nobel Prize-winning psychologist and a poker player with a penchant for decision theory. Have fun and enjoy the insights!
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Ben Horowitz is a legend in Silicon Valley. He is one of the most successful, experienced and well-known venture capitalists in the IT industry. In his book, Horowitz explains how an executive should deal with difficult situations in order to turn a start-up into a successful company.
A classic of management literature. As CEO of Intel, Andy Grove has developed many methods that are still used by the top CEOs in Silicon Valley today
The question of the factors that make a good company a top company has been examined by Jim Collins in an elaborate study. He deduced basic principles and came to some surprising results.
Companies can fail for various reasons. It seems paradoxical that leading companies fail when it comes to disruptive innovations because they actually do everything right. Classical success factors such as customer, profit and growth orientation can then seem downright dangerous and threaten the existence of the company.
As founder of Paypal and LinkedIn, Reid Hoffmann has succeeded in developing his companies into market leaders at great speed. In this book he explains his methods.
One of the currently most listened to business podcasts with many important interview guests such as Marc Andreessen, Rick Rubin or Howard Marks
Naval Ravikant is one of the masterminds in Silicon Valley and has revolutionized the funding of start-ups with his platform Angelist. His podcast presents many important economic issues and business concepts (general and venture capital related).
Shane Parrish interview ein sehr breites Spektrum an unterschiedlichsten Gesprächspartnern. Es werden mentale Modelle und Erfolgsstrategien behandelt. Spannend sind u.a. die Gespräche mit Howard Marx (Nr. 53), Patrick Collison (Nr. 32) und Annie Duke (Nr. 37).
In 2017, Seides launched the podcast, which features discussions with investment management executives about the people and process behind capital allocation.
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspiring leaders that starts with a golden circle and the question "Why? This 18-minute talk has now been viewed over 46 million times.
Safi Bahcall defines loonshots as a neglected project that has been discarded and whose representatives are considered confused. He shows on a scientific basis that it is precisely these projects that produce radical innovations.
Specialization is often considered the key to success. Top performers like Tiger Woods or Vincent van Gogh seem to prove this. David Epstein shows, however, that generalists in particular develop skills that are of great importance today.
In a 20-year study, Wharten Professor Tetlock has systematically examined the human ability to make good predictions. The results are sobering, but techniques are also presented to help everyone improve their own ability to make successful predictions.
Chris Voss has worked for the FBI for 24 years and has become the number one negotiator for international hostage-takings. In this book he reveals his negotiation strategies and shows how they have changed over time. Reading this book has enabled some Kontora employees to achieve unexpected negotiation successes with their 3-5 year old daughters.
Two US Navy Seals explain the leadership principles with which they led special units in the Iraq war. They encourage every leader to take full responsibility for the results. They explicitly include external influences.
Bill Campbell is a legend in Silicon Valley and has helped Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt and Larry Page, among others, as a mentor and coach to build Google and Apple. This book outlines his principles and shows how "Coach Bill" has enabled trusting relationships and personal growth.
Sam Zell is a US billionaire and real estate tycoon. In this book he describes his way of investing in an entertaining way and shares many anecdotes of his versatile life.
Philipp Westermeyer speaks in the OMR Podcast about digital marketing with a wide variety of discussion partners from the start-up environment and other business and cultural life.