Build by Tony Fadell audiobook

Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making

By Tony Fadell
Read by Roger Wayne , with an introduction read by Tony Fadell

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063046061

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212033954

  • ISBN: 9798212033947

  • ISBN: 9798212033961

Runtime: 11.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Tony Fadell led the teams that created the iPod, iPhone and Nest Learning Thermostat and learned enough in 30+ years in Silicon Valley about leadership, design, startups, Apple, Google, decision-making, mentorship, devastating failure and unbelievable success to fill an encyclopedia.

So that’s what this book is. An advice encyclopedia. A mentor in a box. 

Written for anyone who wants to grow at work—from young grads navigating their first jobs to CEOs deciding whether to sell their company—Build is full of personal stories, practical advice and fascinating insights into some of the most impactful products and people of the 20th century. The audiobook also includes a brief introduction written and read by Tony.

Each quick 5-20 page entry builds on the previous one, charting Tony’s personal journey from a product designer to a leader, from a startup founder to an executive to a mentor. Tony uses examples that are instantly captivating, like the process of building the very first iPod and iPhone. Every chapter is designed to help readers with a problem they’re facing right now—how to get funding for their startup, whether to quit their job or not, or just how to deal with the jerk in the next cubicle.

Tony forged his path to success alongside mentors like Steve Jobs and Bill Campbell, icons of Silicon Valley who succeeded time and time again. But Tony doesn’t follow the Silicon Valley credo that you have to reinvent everything from scratch to make something great. His advice is unorthodox because it’s old school. Because Tony’s learned that human nature doesn’t change. You don’t have to reinvent how you lead and manage—just what you make. 

And Tony’s ready to help everyone make things worth making. 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Author Bio: Tony Fadell

Author Bio: Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell started his thirty year Silicon Valley career at General Magic, the most influential startup nobody has ever heard of. Then he went on to make the iPod and iPhone, start Nest and create the Nest Learning Thermostat. Throughout his career Tony has authored more than three-hundred patents. He now leads the investment and advisory firm Future Shape, where he mentors the next generation of startups that are changing the world. 

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 11.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English