Parker's Favorite Books

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1. Behind the Cloud, Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff, the inventor of SaaS, does a masterful job articulating the strategy behind Salesforce’s rapid ascent to multi-billion dollar behemoth.

 

2. The Everything Store,  Brad Stone

The Everything Store tells the Amazon growth story while delving into the intricacy of the company’s ultra differentiated culture.

 

3. Competing Against Luck, Clayton Christensen

Competing against luck explains Clay Christensen’s Jobs to be Done Theory. Jobs to be Done Theory is centered on making innovation more predictable by focusing on what “job” a customer is hiring a product or service for. 

 

4. Algorithms to Live By, Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths 

Curious about how many people to date before proposing to someone? Optimal stopping theory has an answer for you.  Algorithms to live by apply’s popular computational theories to your everyday life in a fun but dense read.

 

5. Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink 

There are no bad teams, only bad leaders. Navy Seal, Jocko Wilinik explains why blaming no one else is always the answer.