Play Nice But Win: A Ceo's Journey from Founder to Leader
- Oct 5, 2021
Number of Pages: 336
That a good read and it explains how you got started, but not so much what you did differently to say Compaq or Gateway? (or all the others that had 20 pages in the back of a magazine)
Sometime I come to book recs late (especially as I have been trudging through Caro!). I highly recommend listening to Play Nice But Win from @MichaelDell. Go w/ audiobook to hear Michael's own voice. Many lessons for everyone across every stage.
1/ @MichaelDell's new book is out "Play Nice But Win" which is a perfect title for one of the most successful, yet low-key and humble CEOs of any industry who is also the OG PC leader. *Everyone* in tech should read this book. Some of what I felt...https://smile.amazon.com/Play-Nice-But-Win-Journey/dp/0593087747 https://t.co/iY08OwxgE9
It's a very good book
Play Nice But Win by Michael Dell: - Small but thoughtful gestures can have a big impact.
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Play Nice But Win is a riveting account of the three battles waged for Dell Technologies: one to launch it, one to keep it, and one to transform it. For the first time, Dell reveals the highs and lows of the company's evolution amidst a rapidly changing industry--and his own, as he matured into the CEO it needed. With humor and humility, he recalls the mentors who showed him how to turn his passion into a business; the competitors who became friends, foes, or both; and the sharks that circled, looking for weakness. What emerges is the long-term vision underpinning his success: that technology is ultimately about people and their potential.
More than an honest portrait of a leader at a crossroads, Play Nice But Win is a survival story proving that while anyone with technological insight and entrepreneurial zeal might build something great--it takes a leader to build something that lasts.