A good friend and fellow entrepreneur recommended to me Measure What Matters by John Doerr, and I recently finished reading it. I thought it was a very comprehensive and helpful overview of implementing Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) in a company from the ground up.
It reminded me a lot of the books Work Rules by Laszlo Bock and How Google Works by Eric Schmidt, which I read previously and also enjoyed.
Measure What Matters was consistent with what I saw and experienced first hand with OKRs during my time at Google. I didn't know the history of OKRs and how Andy Grove really built up the foundations behind the methodology at Intel, so that was nice to learn. I also enjoyed a lot of the varied stories and examples of how diverse groups and companies (including rock bands and foundations) have implemented OKRs successfully and the positive impact on their culture.
Below are my notes and major takeaways from the book, which I highly recommend. I look forward to implementing these processes at Epirus.