Always day one: how the Tech Titans stay on top

By: Kantrowitz, Alex
Material type: TextTextPublisher: UK Penguin Business 2020Description: 261 p. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9780241459058Subject(s): High technology industries - Management | Internet industry - Management | Organizational change | Success in businessDDC classification: 338.76004 Summary: An acclaimed tech reporter reveals the inner workings of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft, showing how to compete with the tech titans using their own playbook. At Amazon, "Day One" is code for inventing like a startup, with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, "stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death." Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They build advantages and defend them fiercely, rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow tech titans Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are operating in Day One: they prioritize reinvention over tradition and collaboration over ownership. Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success in a business world where no advantage is safe. Companies today can spin up new products at record speed -- thanks to artificial intelligence and cloud computing -- and those who stand still will be picked apart. The tech giants remain dominant because they've built cultures that spark continual reinvention. It might sound radical, but those who don't act like it's always day one do so at their own peril. Kantrowitz uncovers the engine propelling the tech giants' continued dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for everyone who wants to compete with--and beat--the titans. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/607065/always-day-one-by-alex-kantrowitz/9780593083482
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Table of Content:

Introduction: Always day one
Ideas vs. Execution
Miracles in Miami
The Engineer's Mindset
When Things Speed Up
1.Inside Jeff Bezos's Culture of Invention
Meet Amazon's Science Fiction Writers
Jeff Bezos's Robot Employees
Hands off the Wheel
Life After Yoda
Insist on the Highest Standards
"That Article"
Outputs
2.Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Culture of Feedback
Facebook the Vulnerable
Building a Feedback Culture
Pathways
Facebook's Day One
From Broadcast to Private
"The Most Chinese Company in Silicon Valley"
Enter the Machines
Robot Compensation
New Inputs
Facebook's Next Reinvention
3.Inside Sundar Pichai's Culture of Collaboration
The Hive Mind
The Toolbar Episode
The Path to Chrome
The Shift
The Split
Al Answers
The Great Reinvention
Uprising
Exodus
4.Tim Cook and the Apple Question
A Culture of Refinement
The Refiner's Mindset
Silos and Secrecy
Contents note continued: "A Form That's Right"
The HomePod Debacle
Hands on the Wheel
The IS&T Problem
Face-off
A Drive down 280
5.Satya Nadella and the Microsoft Case Study
Nadella's Day One
Democratic Invention
Constraint-free Hierarchy
Collaboration
Microsoft's New Decade
6.A Look into the Black Mirror
Always Black Mirror
"The Dystopia Is Now"
The Erosion of Meaning
From Doomsday to Disneyland?
7.The Leader of the Future
"Something New Wouldn't Hurt"
The New Education
Caring
Watching the Al
The Case for Thoughtful Invention
Onward

An acclaimed tech reporter reveals the inner workings of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft, showing how to compete with the tech titans using their own playbook.
At Amazon, "Day One" is code for inventing like a startup, with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, "stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death."
Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They build advantages and defend them fiercely, rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow tech titans Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are operating in Day One: they prioritize reinvention over tradition and collaboration over ownership.
Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success in a business world where no advantage is safe. Companies today can spin up new products at record speed -- thanks to artificial intelligence and cloud computing -- and those who stand still will be picked apart. The tech giants remain dominant because they've built cultures that spark continual reinvention.
It might sound radical, but those who don't act like it's always day one do so at their own peril. Kantrowitz uncovers the engine propelling the tech giants' continued dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for everyone who wants to compete with--and beat--the titans.

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