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His ability to think about business and industry above the petty politics was amazing.
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Who Is Michael Ovitz?
Who Is Michael Ovitz?
by Michael Ovitz
CAA HAD FOUR COMMANDMENTS: (1) NEVER LIE TO YOUR clients or colleagues. (2) Return every call by end of day (or at least have your assistant buy you a day's grace). (3) Follow up and don't leave people guessing. Every desk phone at CAA bore the message COMMUNICATE. After our Fred Specktor heard me use that word in every speech I gave, he stuck the plaques on Ron's phone and mine—and when we admired them, he stuck them on everyone's phone. It was our version of IBM's famous imperative to THINK. The last commandment, and the hardest one to follow, was (4) Never bad-mouth the competition. Gossip was a tool of the trade. Other agencies routinely disparaged soon-to-be-released films by directors they hoped to sign. The performances stink. The studio's pulling back on publicity. It won't make a dime. The worse the buzz and the weaker the box office, the more open a director might be to changing representation. But if you were confident about your own work, why snipe? Why tear down someone you're hoping to be in business with? We built our company around positive thinking. We had no hierarchy, no titles, no reporting lines, no nameplates. We killed ourselves to take everyone's point of view in meetings, to make everyone feel empowered.
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The Sovereign Individual
The Sovereign Individual
by James Dale Davidson & William Rees-Mogg
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It blows my mind that this book was published in 1997
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Who Is Michael Ovitz?
Who Is Michael Ovitz?
by Michael Ovitz
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Who Is Michael Ovitz?
Who Is Michael Ovitz?
by Michael Ovitz
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Hackers & Painters
Hackers & Painters
by Paul Graham
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Parkinson's law is the adage that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion". https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson's_law
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Still blows my mind that Marc Andreessen thought he was too late when he got to Silicon Valley in 1994. Brian Armstrong has also said he thought he was too late when he started Coinbase in 2012.
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Hackers & Painters
Hackers & Painters
by Paul Graham
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A lot of people who don't have to "work" choose to anyway because they have gotten good at the "work" and it's incredibly fun to do things you're good at. It's also fun to be relevant.
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Hackers & Painters
Hackers & Painters
by Paul Graham
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High Growth Handbook
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Shoe Dog
Shoe Dog
by Phil Knight
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Homo Deus
Homo Deus
by Yuval Noah Harari
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Principles
Principles
by Ray Dalio
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Skin in the Game
Skin in the Game
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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The Everything Store
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Originals
Originals
by Adam Grant
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