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Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results

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    Christina R Wodtke(Author) Marty Cagan(Foreword)

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"This book is useful, actionable, and actually fun to read! If you want to get your team aligned around real, measurable goals, Radical Focus will teach you how to do it quickly and clearly."- Laura Klein, Principal, Users Know

An actionable business book in the form of a fable.

Radical Focus tackles the OKR movement and better goal setting through the powerful story of Hanna and Jack’s struggling tea startup. When the two receive an ultimatum from their only investor, they must learn how to employ Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) with radical focus to get the right things done. Will they be able to accomplish the few critical actions that will save their startup? Or will they end up mired in distractions and choices as their time runs out?

The author pulls from her experience with Silicon Valley’s hottest companies to teach practical insights on goal setting in fable form. How do you inspire a diverse team to work together, going all out in pursuit of a single, challenging goal? How do you stay motivated despite setbacks and failures? As you see through Hanna and Jack’s story, it’s about creating a framework for regular check-ins, key results, and most of all, the beauty of a good fail. Wodtke adds a bonus section in the second half of the book to lay out her most practical insights into applying Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to your specific workplace and challenges.

Ready to move your team in the right direction? Read this book together, and learn Wodtke’s powerful system of decision making to create your focus and find success.

Christina Wodtke has led redesigns and initial product offerings for such companies as LinkedIn, Myspace, Zynga, Yahoo!, Hot Studio, and eGreetings. She has founded two consulting startups, a product startup, and Boxes and Arrows, an online magazine of design; and she co-founded the Information Architecture Institute. She’s the author of 101 Theses on Design,Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web and her new book about OKRs, Radical Focus.Currently she teaches at California College of the Arts and Stanford Continuing Education. She speaks everywhere from conferences to universities to boardrooms, and opines across the internet, but most often on

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  • By Random Observer on 21 May 2017

    The book was recommended by a friend who was implementing it in his software business. I initially wondered how it would fit into a different type of business. Having enjoyed the fable, I can see that we will use it extensively, but like all ideas it will be about implementation.One issue I didn't understand though was why there were so many typos. The author needs some better proof readers!

  • By GM on 10 February 2016

    I'm currently in the process of trying to get my development team (and the rest of the company) onboard with OKRs and this book was massively helpful. It has proven to be a great go-to guide when find myself unsure of how to proceed, if I'm veering into micromanagement,or in danger of using OKRs as a stick to hit my people with.The first half of the books is essentially a worked example of how OKRs are meant to work in the form of a story. The second part is a more abstract look at how to use OKRs. There's value in both parts, but I found the second to be very useful as a resource to return to again and again

  • By Diana Logan on 17 February 2016

    Finished in two sittings. Loved the format of two halves - story first followed by reinforcement in the second half where concepts and case studies cover more of the theory and practice. Best business book I've read for a long time. Restores faith in the power of objectives and measuring results. Great for product teams, HR, and agile teams.

  • By Vincent James Ryan on 27 February 2016

    A book in two halves which makes it a joy read, the first half is a lovely story of how a startup used OKR's warts and all. The second half reinforced the theory and practice with case studies. Being a total newbie to OKR's this has given me a great insight and baseline to work from, book its well worth the read.

  • By Tonni Buur on 12 May 2016

    Good, easy read - recommended when starting with OKRs

  • By Jim Downing on 17 November 2016

    Short, readable, actionable.

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