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Extreme Teams: Why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb, and Other Cutting-Edge Companies Succeed Where Most Fail

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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 tossing conventional wisdom and doing things differently.  The book takes you inside these bold companies and examines the/>Extreme
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Kindle Edition, 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 los
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Nicolette
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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 Ca
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Jorge DeFlon
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
pwujczyk
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
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.
Luis Guimaraes
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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)
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.
Daniel Elizalde S.
Es un recuento de los logros y errores de los equipos dentro de empresas que están innovando.
Michael Bress
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.
Scott
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.