Larry Page, co-founder of Google starts the book with an excellent Forward who recommends we, “Take OKRs as a blueprint, and make them yours.” He continues to use OKRs to this day.
- We spend too much time at work not doing the what really makes a difference and OKRs bring priorities in to focus.
- Progress is usually fuzzy and not well defined. Measure what Matters lays out a process and questions to ask to help us chart the actual progress.
“The art of management,” Grove wrote, “lies in the capacity to select from the many activities of seemingly comparable significance the one or two or three that provide leverage well beyond the others and concentrate on them.”
Marissa Mayer would say, “It’s not a key result unless it has a number.” …You either meet a key result’s requirements or you don’t.
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