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Why the secret to success is setting the right goals | John Doerr

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Our leaders and institutions are failing us, but it's not always because they're bad or unethical, says venture capitalist John Doerr — often, it's simply because they're leading us toward the wrong objectives. In this practical talk, Doerr shows us how we can get back on track with "Objectives and Key Results," or OKRs — a goal-setting system that's been employed by the likes of Google, Intel and Bono to set and execute on audacious goals. Learn more about how setting the right goals can mean the difference between success and failure — and how we can use OKRs to hold our leaders and ourselves accountable.

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23 Comments on Why the secret to success is setting the right goals | John Doerr

  1. Hauken Hartveit // 2nd July 2018 at 8:15 pm // Reply

    can we get -1000 likes on this comment

  2. the awesome girl // 2nd July 2018 at 8:18 pm // Reply

    The only thing that making leader good is the good stuation not him

  3. *Why did TED delete a video titled “Pedophilia is a natural sexual orientation?”* You can find it elsewhere on YouTube.

  4. Fuck Niggerfaggotardicuntikyke // 2nd July 2018 at 8:24 pm // Reply

    If at first you don’t succeed, lower your standards.

  5. rakhi tiwari // 2nd July 2018 at 8:29 pm // Reply

    This is awesome .. I wish I will find my objects and key result ..

  6. Anthony Favian // 2nd July 2018 at 8:35 pm // Reply


  7. unarmilion 69 // 2nd July 2018 at 8:38 pm // Reply

    The secret to success is to be an optimist like omtimist prime

  8. Darpan Shah // 2nd July 2018 at 8:51 pm // Reply

    Amazing insights on getting the right things done, the best way!

  9. Great talk “Ted”.

  10. sumit Tiwari // 2nd July 2018 at 9:19 pm // Reply

    This comment has been deleted.

  11. Grammar Officer Hanes // 2nd July 2018 at 9:39 pm // Reply

    (Comment Deleted For Bad Use of Grammar)

  12. Scott Ostrum // 2nd July 2018 at 9:54 pm // Reply

    Reminds me of Management Management’s task ranking

  13. mobilemarshall // 2nd July 2018 at 9:57 pm // Reply

    You can’t expect the same system to work differently. The people making decisions will keep making the same ones as long as the incentives etc. remain the same. People do things for reasons and nothing will change unless there’s a shift in motivations.

    • mobilemarshall // 2nd July 2018 at 10:01 pm // Reply

      His anecdote about chrome’s success is an obscene example to relate and doesn’t show any connection about why the objective was right or led to success. He said fucking nothing the entire video.

  14. I was told how important it is that goals be measurable. But now I know, it makes us shallow too cuz there are too many invaluable things in the world that we should give credits to.

  15. SoilInfiltrator // 2nd July 2018 at 10:51 pm // Reply

    It’s *OK*


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