Get Your Free Audiobook

Measure What Matters

OKRs: The Simple Idea That Drives 10x Growth
Written by: John Doerr
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

Regular price: ₹683.00

After 30 days, Audible is ₹199/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Measure What Matters, written and read by John Doerr.  

Measure What Matters is a revolutionary approach to business that has been adopted by some of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups. It is a movement that is behind the explosive growth of Intel, Google, Amazon and Uber and many more.  

Measure What Matters is about using Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs) to make tough choices on business priorities. It's about communicating these objectives throughout the company from entry level to CEO, and it's about collecting timely, relevant data to track progress - to measure what matters.   

When Google first started out, its founders had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy and sky-high ambition but no business plan. John Doerr taught them a proven approach to operating excellence that has helped them achieve greatness. He has since shared OKRs with more than 50 companies with outstanding success.   

In this audiobook, Larry Page, Bill Gates, Bono, Sheryl Sandberg and many more explain how OKRs have helped them exceed all expectations and run their organisations with focus and agility.

©2018 John Doerr (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    17
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    23
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Well story telling

Good explanation about Google & much other product example benefit the OKRs
Must read it for product strategy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A measured path to success of an organisation

This book has been a great learning path to understanding how to run a company as a business with transparency, where people know how their work contributes to the success of their peers and and company as a whole, must read for any leader who’s looking to start a business or save one. :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

Really good and helpful. This book will change your perception on goal setting and how to achieve the desired results.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

great book but poorly narrated

I was looking forward to listening to this book. but the way it is narrated- with abrupt pauses and speedups and long monotonous verses - it is really painful to listen.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Parables of performance

This is one Business book that got me hooked, simply because of the stories and the story tellers. getting to hear from Bill Gates, Bono, Satya....wow.

And more importantly understood the struggles they faced in implementing OKRs.

The challenge however still remains...
since OKR is not a uniform process, system, method or philosophy. Everyone will have different views about it......

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

focus matters

yeah truly, a methodical way to reach goal that are stretched in nature. 1.0. a truly excellent book

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliente Amazon
  • 17-04-19

Inspirational book

This book guides us on how to connect strategies to operational actions. Several great leaders tell us their experiences in implementing OKRs. Great book!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Vasan2k
  • 04-03-19

Easy to relate and would love to practice it

I could relate the concepts in this book to Hoshin Kanri method of strategic deployment that I learned earlier. This OKR concept is much easier to explain and has more flexibility in deploying sideways across the org where work needs to be done inspire of silos. Am eager to put it in practice and hope to reap the benefits of this system.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-19

Excellent

For all those who want to improve their performance this is a must read.
Measure what matters to you

Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • jc
  • 13-11-18

Well worth a listen

Being relatively new to this approach, I’m a big fan of OKRs. I’ve watched some of John’s YouTube stuff and love his approach and his extensive knowledge. His delivery/recording of the book is surprisingly shoddy but get over it, it’s not so distracting that you can’t listen to it and there is some good stories in here, albeit a bit repetitive in message.
Enjoy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sunil Hareendran
  • 11-05-19

objectives, key results

culture is the medium for okrs and cfrs to thrive. need to take good care where the organization lean the ladder on the wall. if it is not the right wall you lead the team to wrong direction. okrs are not the silver bullet. sound business judgment and engagement lead to success.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Cebe Seren
  • 04-05-19

Great audiobook however difficult to use without physical book

I would have liked to have read this to make notes. Hard to do so while listening in car!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-19

Excellent, Relatable, Practical, Actionable

This is an excellent piece of life work! Its relatable, practical and actionable. Highly recommended for any executive that seeks to drive business excellence and change the world at whatever level.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-03-19

effective simplicity

A balance of insight and direction and is eye opening, that can't fail to enspire.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 19-02-19

Following the North star

A great topic of discuss in any organisation with insightful knowledge on leadership and management. Though it was an insightful book, performance didn't do it for me and I struggled to finish the book