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Ben Horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, modern management expert, and New York Times bestselling author, combines lessons both from history and modern organisational practice with practical and often surprising advice to help executives build cultures that can weather both good and bad times In What You Do Is Who You Are, Ben Horowitz, bestselling author of The Hard Thing About Hard Things, turns his attention to a question crucial to every organisation how do you create and sustain the culture you want What You Do Is Who You Are explains how to make your culture purposeful by spotlighting four models of leadership and culture building the leader of the only successful slave revolt, Haiti s Toussaint Louverture the Samurai, who ruled Japan for seven hundred years and shaped modern Japanese culture Genghis Khan, who built the world s largest empire and Shaka Senghor, an American ex con who created the most formidable prison gang in the yard and ultimately transformed prison culture What You Do Is Who You Are is a journey through culture, from ancient to modern Along the way, it answers a question fundamental to any organisation who are we


10 thoughts on “Horowitz, B: What You Do Is Who You Are

  1. Marina Marina says:

    This is definetly must read book to get insights to the topic how to build a good enviroment within both startup and large enterprise.


  2. Pontus Noren Pontus Noren says:

    Hard things about hard things is one of my top three business books of all time so I was eager to get my hands on his next book The honesty and reflection in Horowitz s style is both easy to consume and refreshing The non business examples of how culture is shaped is also genius is makes for a interesting read Society as a whole is often relevant as a reference point for business as opposed to looking at other businesses since this can become introvert in its views.


  3. MM1 MM1 says:

    Some great examples of developing cultures in various scenarios.


  4. Tomas Mikkelsen Tomas Mikkelsen says:

    If you have a job and a boss or if you are a boss read this Another great book from Ben Horowitz.


  5. ishwar Jha ishwar Jha says:

    I am a big fan of Hard things about hard think and now I am yet again a big fan of what you do is who you are The best book I can buy to wrap up the year 2019 and start new year 2020 with new zeal and vigor Thank you for inspiring a million of us.


  6. Gabriel Arcari Gabriel Arcari says:

    Esperei ansiosamente pelo lan amento deste livro Ap s ler The Hard Thing About Hard Things, estive no aguardo de um outro livro do Ben Horowitz.Em What You Do Is Who You Are, Ben demonstra que domina o assunto de Culturas Corporativas como poucos e inclusive ilustra o tema como v rios exemplos hist ricos, o que agregou muito a narrativa.Ao destrinchar como as maiores empresas do mundo adotaram ou deveriam ter adotado estrat gias em cultura corporativa, Horowitz escreveu mais um livro que ser uma b blia para amantes de empreendedorismo e startups.


  7. James Ma James Ma says:

    A bit short but lots of great examples and deep dives A lot of the top level ideas are covered by his podcasts and promos leading up to the book, so its only worth reading if you really want to wrestle with some of the concepts


  8. Julia Gaffield Julia Gaffield says:

    In What You Do Is Who You Are, venture capitalist and NYT best selling author, Ben Horowitz, turns to history to teach CEOs and business leaders how they can shape and change the cultures of their companies His first of four models is Toussaint Louverture, a military and political leader in the Haitian Revolution 1791 1804.In the eighteenth century, sugar took over the economy of the western hemisphere and the heart of this exploitative system was France s Caribbean colony, Saint Domingue modern day Haiti Occupying the western third of the second largest island in the Caribbean, the French violently forced enslaved Africans to plant, harvest, and process sugar cane.Enslaved people resisted this oppressive system whenever they could, but punishments were severe and painful, often life ending In 1789, when France was in revolutionary turmoil, the disenfranchised free people of color in the Caribbean began breaking down the rigid hierarchy of the 18th century and called for equal rights as free Frenchmen Enslaved people seized this opportunity to save themselves and eventually to overthrow the entire wretched system this event has come to be known as the Haitian Revolution.Horowitz is drawn to the Haitian Revolution because the stamping out of slavery is one of humanity s great stories And the best story within that story is the Haitian Revolution Horowitz argues that Toussaint Louverture s leadership in the Haitian Revolution demonstrates that revolutionary cultural change is possible, even in the most extreme circumstances.Horowitz draws seven business lessons from Toussaint Louverture s strategy keep what works, create shocking rules, dress for success, incorporate outside leadership, make decisions that demonstrate cultural priorities, walk the talk, and make ethics explicit He then praises present day business leaders who demonstrate these priorities.The takeaway for leaders is that you can make your own culture do what you want it to, if you apply these lessons.The bad news is that Horowitz s analysis of the revolutionary change in Haiti is limited by his mis understanding of the lives of the enslaved people in colonial Haiti Slavery chokes the development of culture, he argues, by dehumanizing its subjects That was indeed the intent in many slavery societies, but enslaved people have never been culture less What Horowitz frames as revolutionary change is instead a cherry picking of Louverture s policies that, in fact, in a modified version maintained the status quo.By denying the humanity of enslaved men and women, Horowitz then seeks to understand how Toussaint Louverture reprogrammed slave culture In doing so, Horowitz taps into 19th century civilization discourse by arguing that Louverture elevated their culture to the level of French citizens According to Horowitz, Louverture had successfully transform ed slave culture into one respected around the world The most grotesque example in the chapter Toussaint Louverture Applied, is Horowitz s championing of the unique company culture at today that emphasizes frugality Horowitz connects this with the lesson from Louverture that it s important to create shocking rules The shocking rule at is that no one is allowed to use a PowerPoint presentation.Horowitz doesn t analyze the diplomatic strategy or context of Louverture s leadership, and neither does he discuss the effects of s obsessiveness with frugality that set the stage for horrific working conditions for employees.By transcending time and space and by distorting Louverture s story so thoroughly, Horowitz is able to use the Haitian Revolution to champion a company known now for labor and human rights abuses for the benefit of the predatory leadership This is the story you d tell of the Haitian Revolution is you wanted to void it of its most revolutionary characteristics In other words, Horowitz actually teaches about leadership conservatism in the face of popular transformations.The good news is that the premise of Horowitz s book is commendable the past can and should suggest promising ways to question and shape the present What, then, can we learn from the Haitian Revolution to help us address 21st century questions of leadership and company culture CEOs would do well to learn about the rank and file soldiers of the Haitian Revolution and the men and women who escaped into the woods to avoid French and Haitian rule Leaders today could study the field workers who constantly resisted being forced back onto the plantations that they had just burned to the ground.These men and women first changed the culture of the colony and then shaped that of the new country by relentlessly fighting for their vision of freedom most explicitly seen in the lakou the yard , a community based social, familial, and economic way of life centered on subsistence farming and personal and social sovereignty.The evidence of the Haitian Revolution suggests that leading cultural change depends on an integrated top down and ground up strategy that understands the existing culture rather than as Horowitz suggests trying to reprogram it Julia Gaffield is associate professor of history at Georgia State University.


  9. Claudio Claudio says:

    Serve para quem quer entender o desafio de construir uma cultura organizacional de forma pr ticacheio de exemplos do pr prio autor vale a pena


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