How to Castrate a Bull: Unexpected Lessons on Risk, Growth, and Success in Business
ISBN: 0470345233
EAN13: 9780470345238
Language: English
Publication Date: Jan 20, 2009
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 1" H x 9.1" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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HOW TO CASTRATE A BUL

Dave Hitz didn't set out to be a Silicon Valley icon, a business visionary, or even a billionaire, but he became all three. Perhaps it's because he likes to solve fun puzzles. Somewhere along the way, Hitz discovered that business is a mosaic of fascinating puzzles that involve managing risk, developing and reversing strategies, and looking into the future by deconstructing the past.

Filled with colorful examples and anecdotes, Dave Hitz's autobiographical book, How to Castrate a Bull, is a story for anyone interested in understanding business, the reasons why com- panies succeed and fail, and how powerful les- sons often come from strange and unexpected places--even from the open range. Before his career in Silicon Valley, Dave worked as a cowboy, where he got valuable management experience by herding, branding, and castrating cattle.

As a founder of NetApp, a data storage and management firm that began as an idea scrib- bled on a placemat and now takes in $4 billion a year, Dave has seen his company go through every major cycle in business--from the jack-of- all-trades mentality of a start-up, through the tumultuous period of the dot-com boom and bust, and finally to a mature enterprise. NetApp is one of the fastest-growing computer compa- nies ever, and for six years in a row it has been on Fortune magazine's list of Read More chevron_right

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