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Managers want great teams, but most build them around decades-old ideas and practices made popular by companies that have lost their edge.

Extreme Teams looks at the new generation of teams driving growth in today’s most innovative firms. They do this by doing things differently: hiring the right person instead of the best person; focusing on one priority while leaving room
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 16th 2017 by AMACOM
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Nadya Ichinomiya
LOVED this book, definitely in the top 5 of the books I've read this year!

Fascinating case studies of the companies AND very enjoyable! Key takeaways can sometimes be like a bit glib, like a company valuing "integrity." What company doesn't, right?! But at the risk of sounding glib, here are the key takeaways:
1. Ignite or unleash a team obsession
2. Hire based on character attributes, versus the lazy way of putting a round peg in a round hole
3. FOCUS, yet don't become myopic or lose agility or
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
The book starts really interesting but at 40% it turns repetitive.
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall, fantastic and clearly-written. My career has not been long yet - however, most of my time has been spent in scrappy intern positions, and then in stark contrast, monolithic, aging, established companies that embody the absolute worst bureaucracies, hands down. This book was refreshing and I gleaned plenty of knowledge about well-known companies that weren't part of FAANG (excluding Netflix). Notably, the stories of how Whole Foods and Air Bnb were run along with testimonies to the cultu ...more
Mattia Bonetti
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Descrizione generale:
l’autore, consulente manageriale laureato a Yale e specializzato nel miglioramento dell’efficienza dei team, analizza varie tematiche confrontando gli approcci di 6 aziende che hanno ottenuto traguardi e successi incredibili, tra cui Netflix e Patagonia.
In particolare l’analisi viene incentrata su tematiche quali, la cultura aziendale, la definizione degli obiettivi, l’ossessione ed il focus dei membri del team, la risoluzione dei conflitti.
Si trovano spesso elementi di con
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me encantan los libros como este que son una especie de lecciones aprendidas desde la experiencia de observar a las organizaciones en su desenvolvimiento diario.

El libro es una serie de características, contextos y practicas, propias de organizaciones que tuvieron éxito innovando recientemente, que permiten comprender las claves para que los equipos de trabajo puedan generar resultados que permiten innovar a las organizaciones.

Me gustó porque muestra los aspectos negativos o riesgos conexos que
Edwin Jaime
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro presenta una serie de características que comparten equipos de alto desempeño de acuerdo a la experiencias recogidas de algunas empresas exitosas en innovadoras.

Es un buen punto de inicio para diagnosticar y experimentar con la forma en que trabaja en su equipo.

Los hechos presentados son consistentes con otros libros en donde se tratan esas compañías, por ejemplo los hechos presentados sobre la forma de trabajar en Pixar son consistentes a lo descrito por Ed Cadmull en su libro Creati
I REALLY enjoyed this book.

It was fascinating to learn more about the beginning of [probably] the biggest entertainment institution in our modern days

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Jorge DeFlon
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Un buen libro que trata de explicar el éxito de compañias como Netflix, Alibaba, y Amazon en base a su capacidad de generar y soportar excelentes equipos de trabajo.

Algo que todas ellas tienen en común es su comunicación honesta sobre lo que se espera de los equipos, y sobre cuáles son sus resultados.
Pawel Wujczyk
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Book describes different culture in couple companies. It shows that different approach to lead company could result in similar success. Reading it forces to think about current approach to leading people. Also it invokes thoughts about personal alignment with other companies, and helps to decide that what could look good from outside maybe is not so good for you inside.
Daniel Moncada
Para apasionados como yo por el desarrollo de equipos de alto desempeño, este es un gran libro para aprender de cómo lo hacen otras empresas, en especial, aquellas exitosas que admiramos. El equilibrio entre relaciones y resultados, más las decisiones claras sobre los valores de equipo es lo que más me llevo.
Adrián Gallardo
Si estas buscando construir un equipo exitoso y diferente, este libro te reúne los puntos importantes y características para hacerlo. Si eres un líder en búsqueda de esa construcción y entendimiento de tu equipo, este libro es para ti. De otra manera no le encontrarás sentido.
Ana Maria
La funcion de los lideres en la conformacion de equipos, se menciona poco, pero si se profundiza en temas de cultura y valores organizacionales.
Simon Hohenadl
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not much new information here.
Daniel Elizalde S.
Es un recuento de los logros y errores de los equipos dentro de empresas que están innovando.
Juan JO
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excelente libro para mejorar y comprender los equipos modernos.
Michael Bress
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Fairly regular management book. Was looking for more of a biographical book about these companies. Some good stories but not exactly what I was looking for. I will say, if you are looking for a book about forming a team or fixing a problem with your company, this is a solid book with good tips and examples.
Luis Guimaraes
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm very impressed with all the examples from this book. If these companies are looking for candidates to work in this way, I'm definitely out of the market. It helped me to see that 99% of the company is so lazing and what they are doing in the wrong way (in theory) ...more
Alejandro Monsivais
Las empresas que nos inspiran son auténticas piezas de arte cuando se refiere a administrar equipos de trabajo, este libro expone algunos principios útiles para cualquier organización, equipo y líder. Una lectura obligada para cualquier estudiante de Ciencias Económico Administrativas.
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book. Thoroughly enjoyed the concepts and would recommend it to anyone focused on being a better leader and being part of a great team.
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ROBERT BRUCE SHAW is a consultant specializing in organizational and team performance. An in-demand speaker, he is the author of Trust in the Balance and Leadership Blindspots.

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