Facebook Twitter Pinterest <Einbetten>
  • Alle Preisangaben inkl. MwSt.
Nur noch 1 auf Lager (mehr ist unterwegs).
Verkauf und Versand durch Amazon. Geschenkverpackung verfügbar.
How to Castrate a Bull: U... ist in Ihrem Einkaufwagen hinzugefügt worden
+ EUR 3,00 Versandkosten
Gebraucht: Gut | Details
Verkauft von reBuy reCommerce GmbH
Zustand: Gebraucht: Gut
Möchten Sie verkaufen?
Zur Rückseite klappen Zur Vorderseite klappen
Hörprobe Wird gespielt... Angehalten   Sie hören eine Hörprobe des Audible Hörbuch-Downloads.
Mehr erfahren
Alle 2 Bilder anzeigen

How to Castrate a Bull: Unexpected Lessons on Risk, Growth, and Success in Business (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 6. Februar 2009

Alle Formate und Ausgaben anzeigen Andere Formate und Ausgaben ausblenden
Neu ab Gebraucht ab
Kindle Edition
"Bitte wiederholen"
Gebundene Ausgabe
"Bitte wiederholen"
EUR 23,56
EUR 14,22 EUR 1,19
16 neu ab EUR 14,22 23 gebraucht ab EUR 1,19 1 Sammlerstück ab EUR 13,69
click to open popover

Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.

Jeder kann Kindle Bücher lesen — selbst ohne ein Kindle-Gerät — mit der KOSTENFREIEN Kindle App für Smartphones, Tablets und Computer.




NetApp Awarded #1 Best Company to Work For 2009 by Fortune
A San Francisco Chronicle Nonfiction Best-Seller, January 30, 2009
"Readers will gain insight into management styles, different ways to make decisions, alternative approaches to managing people, and the value of dissent within a company. They also will learn why it is better to castrate a bull with a dull knife than a sharp knife. And they may get a few chuckles along the way."--ByteandSwitch.com, January 27, 2009
"Hitz spends much of the book discussing what happened after he moved to move Silicon Valley in 1986 and began working at a series of start-ups, and the various business problems he faced and how he approached them. Hitz describes in detail the evolution of NetApp and, of course, does not omit the vendor's sales pitch. But at various points in the 200-page book Hitz takes a break from talking business to focus on some of the humorous passages referenced in Chapter Zero." --NetworkWorld.com, January 21, 2009


This is the story of Dave Hitz, the company he founded and the management and problem-solving lessons he learned along the way - and more important - how he learned those lessons. Most of the lessons of the book came from or are related to the problem solving skills Hitz developed at Deep Springs, one of the most selective undergraduate institutions in the US. At Deep Springs students work and manage a ranch attached to the college in addition to their liberal arts studies.Deep Springs maintains a cattle herd and an alfalfa hay farming operation. At Deep Springs, the actual act of castrating an 800-pound bull, which earlier seemed impossible, became imperative. At the ranch Hitz learned lessons about self-sufficiency, risk taking, and trust, that were invaluable in the business word when he made the jump from software coder in a start-up to overseeing an engineering department of hundreds, and later serving as the company visionary. Through dynamic example and colorful illustration, Hitz shows how powerful learning tools are forged from experience and experience often comes from strange and unexpected places.Using humor and insight, Hitz's experiences an engineer thrust into managing hundreds of people and his time as a cowboy/student in Deep Springs, California, into a new type of business book.

What will surprise readers is that problems aren't to be avoided but rather sought out eagerly. In many instances, a reader need not learn a new technique or process for dealing with problems, they just have to look at their own experiences in a new way.

Alle Produktbeschreibungen


Es gibt noch keine Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.de
5 Sterne
4 Sterne
3 Sterne
2 Sterne
1 Stern

Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 4.6 von 5 Sternen 32 Rezensionen
5.0 von 5 Sternen Great piece from NetApp founder-author 10. März 2009
Von Sanniyus Suwita - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
Two things stand out about this book: Dave Hitz and his narrative style. There is only a small number of Silicon Valley or any technology start-ups that endure sustainable successes that include IPO, becoming market leader, surviving downturns, and being named one of the best companies to work for. Even rarer are founders of such companies who decide to share their experience through a self-authored book. The last one I can recall was Michael Dell's Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry (Collins Business Essentials), published in 1999.

This book is much more about NetApp than Dave Hitz himself. Using humble tone of voice and being light on "techie stuffs" would allow Mr. Hitz to connect to all sorts of readers including those who have never heard about his company or who are not even too interested in technology business. Readers might get the feeling that they are listening to a good friend tell good stories at barbeque.
4.0 von 5 Sternen Recommended! 19. Juni 2009
Von L Miller - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
This book talks about the risks inherent in business and how to face them. The author also intersperses substantial amounts of his insight and beliefs throughout the book. His experience as a ranch hand gives title to the book and the story of castrating a bull is very informative within the context of the message he is giving.

This book was a good read and helpful to me. It provided a common sense way of looking at business risk. The author's own experiences frame the stories and each was both entertaining and enlightening.
4.0 von 5 Sternen Awesome Book 10. März 2009
Von Gautam Sameer - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
I read this book as soon as I got it in my hands. This book is simply awesome and gives the reader the inside story of how well NetApp has been built, right from its business plan to its present day today. A must for every professional.
7 von 7 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen No bull! It's a fun easy read to learn some big important lessons 19. Januar 2009
Von Marian Reiss - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a really fantastic book! It's such a fun and easy read! Dave Hitz really simplified big ideas into very valuable, understandable lessons. I think that anyone on any level, can apply some of these golden nuggets to their job, no matter where you are on the org chart.

As a 4 year NetAppee, it's also been fun to learn the history and trivia and backtrack to how we got to where we are today. When I got to NetApp, we had 3,000 employees and hundreds of millions in revenue, and the largest company I had ever worked for before was 300 and in the red, so it's always been a mystery to me what happens between start-up and a mature company. This book helped make sense of that process.

Some of the advice that I especially found valuable:

* Always start with the conclusion
* The first lesson on hypergrowth is "everything is always broken" - is a good thing.
* The greatest magic is not one human mind, it is multiple minds working together.
* The importance of culture and the struggle to map it and apply it
* The definition of consensus and how to make it work

The book is peppered with lots of cool anecdotes and stories that are both entertaining and to which we can all relate, no matter which organization you're part of. Dave has a talent for distilling ideas that took years to learn into easy-to-grasp simple take-aways.

Read Enjoy Learn

16 von 17 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Funny and Informative Management Book 12. Januar 2009
Von Amazon Customer - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
Management books, even those written (or mostly written) by industry luminaries, can offer informative looks into the exclusive world of the corporate executive. But they also tend to be very, very dry.

This book, of the other hand, is a funny and enlightening romp through the early days of a Silicon Valley startup written by one of the founders, but written in a light and clear fashion that even my parents would understand. In fact, I bought a copy for them too.

The book covers both the creation and evolution of a technology company as well as a brief outline of the author's life and influences that contributed to his development and growth as an entrepreneur and manager.

It is full of insightful and humorous tales of success and failure, both personal and professional, of the author and the company he founded. It is worth the price just to learn how his company got to be so successful, but the extras (including the funny sidebars and Interludes) make it worth so much more. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has always wished someone would make a management book fun to read. This is it!
Waren diese Rezensionen hilfreich? Wir wollen von Ihnen hören.