The Lesson: Setting the right goals can be the deciding factor between success and failure – and our leaders and institutions are not leading us to the right objectives. Learn more about Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) in this talk so you can use them to help you achieve your largest goals.

Notable Excerpt: “Now, I think of OKRs as transparent vessels that are made from the ‘whats’ and ‘hows’ of our ambitions. What really matters is the ‘why’ that we pour into those vessels. That’s why we do our work. OKRs are not a silver bullet. They’re not going to be a substitute for a strong culture or for stronger leadership, but when those fundamentals are in place, they can take you to the mountaintop. I want you to think about your life for a moment. Do you have the right metrics? Take time to write down your values, your objectives and your key results. Do it today.”

The Guest: John Doerr is an engineer, acclaimed venture capitalist, best-selling author, and chairman of Kleiner Perkins. In addition to being an original investor and board member at Google and Amazon, he also uses his online platform, What Matters, to share some significant lessons from the world’s most creative innovators.

Book: John Doerr’s handbook, “Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs” is a guide to all things related to OKRs and the achievement of goals.

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