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What You Do Is Who You Are

How to Create Your Business Culture
Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Ben Horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, modern management expert, and New York Times best-selling author, combines lessons from both 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, best-selling 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 700 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?

©2019 Ben Horowitz (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Fabulous take on culture as the enabler.<br />

An interesting addition to Ben's library, can't wait for his next installment.

Will definitely listen to over and over as the insights will have greater meaning on subsequent listen.

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  • Seb
  • 05-12-2019

Very Ben

Really thoughtful viewpoint on culture, its importance and how to build a strong one. Thank you Ben. You mofo.

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  • Shrinivas Siva Prashant Chamarty
  • 04-12-2019

Practical and Philosophical at the same time

No bullshit book about what is culture and how to shape it. with examples from L'Overture,Samurais and Genghis Khan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-11-2019

I think i overhyped it before I bought it

Finished it in a couple days and took away a few points. It will get another few listens because its pretty concrete in its examples. I didn't feel that there was anything super new to flabbergast a reader but maybe I was too excited because of previous books I really enjoyed from the author

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  • Alexander Balakhnin
  • 16-11-2019

Great book

In time’s, the reader might have been slower or articulate, especially on the beginning. Otherwise - great book