a16z – Reading List for Leaders in Uncertain Times
On leadership Peacetime CEO/Wartime CEO by Ben Horowitz: From Ben’s classic post: “Peacetime and Wartime management techniques can both be highly effective when employed in the right situations, but they are very different. The Peacetime CEO does not resemble the Wartime CEO.” Which Way Do You Run? by Ben Horowitz: Most founders and CEOs have a gnarly gut instinct […]

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a16z – Reading List for Leaders in Uncertain Times

On leadership

Peacetime CEO/Wartime CEO by Ben Horowitz: From Ben’s classic post: “Peacetime and Wartime management techniques can both be highly effective when employed in the right situations, but they are very different. The Peacetime CEO does not resemble the Wartime CEO.”

Which Way Do You Run? by Ben Horowitz: Most founders and CEOs have a gnarly gut instinct when something is wrong. What you do with that feeling? 

First Rule of Leadership by Ben Horowitz: We’re often told to “just be yourself” — and yet it’s so easy to try and be someone else, especially when you’re a founder or CEO. So why does it matter that you be yourself? And what are the unintended consequences if you don’t? 

Lead Bullets by Ben Horowitz: When facing a big, hairy problem, it’s natural to look for a silver bullet. The problem? Silver bullets rarely exist. 

🎙Improv’ing Leadership with Dick Costolo and Peter Levine: Leadership is about more than management — there’s also passion, humor, and resilience. Dick Costolo, entrepreneur and former CEO of Twitter, talks with a16z General Partner Peter Levine about the role of improv and imagery in leadership moments big and small.  

🎙& 🎥 Leading During Crisis with Susan Rice and Katie Haun: From becoming the youngest assistant secretary of state to her role as US Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan Rice has learned what it means to drive forward in the face of challenges. In this discussion with a16z General Partner Kathryn Haun, Susan reflects on the many lessons she’s learned throughout her career, including how to be a tough yet compassionate leader in times of crisis.



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