Mike Cannon-Brookes is an Australian entrepreneur, venture capitalist and cofounder of Atlassian. In 2017 Cannon-Brookes started working with Elon Musk to bring Musk’s battery technology to southern Australia, and has been a vocal advocate for reducing Australia’s reliance on fossil fuels, in favor of renewable energy sources.

  • Only the Paranoid Survive

    Andy Grove, founder and former CEO of Intel shares his strategy for success as he takes the reader deep inside the workings of a major company in Only the Paranoid Survive.,Under Andy Grove’s leadership, Intel became the world’s largest chip maker and one of the most admired companies in the world. In Only the Paranoid Survive, Grove reveals his strategy for measuring the nightmare moment every leader dreads–when massive change occurs and a company must, virtually overnight, adapt or fall by the wayside–in a new way.,Grove calls such a moment a Strategic Inflection Point, which can be set off by almost anything: mega-competition, a change in regulations, or a seemingly modest change in technology. When a Strategic Inflection Point hits, the ordinary rules of business go out the window. Yet, managed right, a Strategic Inflection Point can be an opportunity to win in the marketplace and emerge stronger than ever.,Grove underscores his message by examining his own record of success and failure, including how he navigated the events of the Pentium flaw, which threatened Intel’s reputation in 1994, and how he has dealt with the explosions in growth of the Internet. The work of a lifetime, Only the Paranoid Survive is a classic of managerial and leadership skills.

  • Thinking in Bets

    Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result.,In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots’ one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a hand off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck?,Even the best decision doesn’t yield the best outcome every time. There’s always an element of luck that you can’t control, and there is always information that is hidden from view. So the key to long-term success (and avoiding worrying yourself to death) is to think in bets: How sure am I? What are the possible ways things could turn out? What decision has the highest odds of success? Did I land in the unlucky 10% on the strategy that works 90% of the time? Or is my success attributable to dumb luck rather than great decision making?,Annie Duke, a former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant, draws on examples from business, sports, politics, and (of course) poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions. For most people, it’s difficult to say “I’m not sure” in a world that values and, even, rewards the appearance of certainty. But professional poker players are comfortable with the fact that great decisions don’t always lead to great outcomes and bad decisions don’t always lead to bad outcomes.,By shifting your thinking from a need for certainty to a goal of accurately assessing what you know and what you don’t, you’ll be less vulnerable to reactive emotions, knee-jerk biases, and destructive habits in your decision making. You’ll become more confident, calm, compassionate and successful in the long run.

  • Universal Wisdom

    Following on from his best selling book Collective Wisdom, Brett Kelly’s experiences led him to even more questions – what are you prepared to die for? What are you doing for others? What is love and Where do you get the confidence to recover after setbacks? He turned to the lives of the extraordinary. He researched many great personal stories from all over the world, looking for lessons and insights into what gives them the certainty to do what they do. After an extraordinary and tumultuous personal journey of some years, Brett has indeed found life changing insights in the lives of the seven extraordinary people profiled in Universal Wisdom.,The stories of these lives – told in intensively researched biographies, developed in complementary essays and featuring speeches and quotes of those profiled – reveal that there are indeed certain approaches to life that do help in progressing from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Approaches that work across different times, situations, places and cultures.