Brian Chesky's favorite books

  • The Ride of a Lifetime

    The Ride of a Lifetime

    Robert Iger
    Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

    The CEO of Disney, one of TIME's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.

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    Bob\'s book is great and he\'s an excellent CEO

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  • High Output Management

    High Output Management

    Andrew S. Grove
    Business & Economics

    In this legendary business book and Silicon Valley staple, the former chairman and CEO of Intel shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. A practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies (as CEO and employee number three at Intel), High Output Management is equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance. "Generous enough with advice and observations to be required reading." —The Wall Street Journal

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    primary reference book on management

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  • Walt Disney

    Walt Disney

    Neal Gabler
    The Triumph of the American Imagination
    Biography & Autobiography

    A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.

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    had a huge impact on me.

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