How To Lead

How To Lead

  • David M. Rubenstein
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • From an incredible series of interviews over the past five years, David M. Rubenstein shares the extraordinary stories of present-day luminaries and how they got started, how they made decisions, and how they looked at failure, innovation, change, and crisis. As an essential handbook to leadership, we can learn the principles and philosophies of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and others, through illuminating conversations about their remarkable lives and careers.

    The world’s highest-performing leaders reveal advice and wisdom from the worlds of finance (Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Christine Lagarde, Ken Griffin), tech (Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook), entertainment (Oprah Winfrey, Lorne Michaels, Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma), sports (Jack Nicklaus, Adam Silver, Coach K, Phil Knight), government (President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nancy Pelosi):

    • Jeff Bezos harnesses the power of wandering, discovering that his best decisions have been made with heart and intuition, rather than analysis
    • Richard Branson never goes into a venture looking to make a profit. He aims to make the best in the field
    • Phil Knight views Nike as a marketing company whose product is its most important marketing tool
    • Marillyn Hewson grew up in a fatherless home with four siblings in Kansas, quickly learned the importance of self-reliance and the value of a dollar

    David M. Rubenstein is the co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an original signer of The Giving Pledge and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy and the MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award, among other philanthropic awards. The host of The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS, he lives in the Washington, DC area.