**New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday Bestseller**
Tony Fadell led the teams that created the iPod, iPhone and Nest Learning Thermostat and learned enough in 30+ years in Silicon Valley about leadership, design, startups, Apple, Google, decision-making, mentorship, devastating failure and unbelievable success to fill an encyclopedia.
So that’s what this book is. An advice encyclopedia. A mentor in a box.
Written for anyone who wants to grow at work—from young grads navigating their first jobs to CEOs deciding whether to sell their company—Build is full of personal stories, practical advice and fascinating insights into some of the most impactful products and people of the 20th century.
Each quick 5-20 page entry builds on the previous one, charting Tony’s personal journey from a product designer to a leader, from a startup founder to an executive to a mentor. Tony uses examples that are instantly captivating, like the process of building the very first iPod and iPhone. Every chapter is designed to help readers with a problem they’re facing right now—how to get funding for their startup, whether to quit their job or not, or just how to deal with the jerk in the next cubicle.
Tony forged his path to success alongside mentors like Steve Jobs and Bill Campbell, icons of Silicon Valley who succeeded time and time again. But Tony doesn’t follow the Silicon Valley credo that you have to reinvent everything from scratch to make something great. His advice is unorthodox because it’s old school. Because Tony’s learned that human nature doesn’t change. You don’t have to reinvent how you lead and manage—just what you make.
And Tony’s ready to help everyone make things worth making.
Excellent - Must read for anyone who dreams of creating technology.
This book is absolutely stuffed full of WISDOM regarding the enterprise of creating original and useful tech. For everyone who burning need to make things that help this world, the insights herein will be extraordinarily valuable to you as they have been to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing this book. It’s such a blessing. Thank you.
Great book very detailed
Whoever has aspiring dreams to become entrepreneur should read this book. It has valuable lessons which we get only through experience, but it’s available here!
Its greatly helping me in shaping my day to day work!