Reading List: Extreme Teams

Why Pixar, Netflix, Airbnb, and Other Cutting-Edge Companies Succeed Where Most Fail
January 15, 2017

Consultant Robert Bruce Shaw isn’t the first to examine successful 21st-century teams, but his observations are fresh and insightful. The trick is hiring the right people to create the right atmosphere, and maximizing profits by not making profits what matters most. Pixar uses constant feedback, while Whole Foods fosters super-autonomous teams. What they all have in common is the willingness to toss conventional wisdom overboard to make room for innovation.

Related: How to Be a Better Thinker, Innovator and Problem Solver

Extreme Teams
By Robert Bruce Shaw
February; AMACOM; $28

 

This article originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.

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