How to Castrate a Bull : Unexpected Lessons on Risk, Growth, and Success in Business, Hardback Book

How to Castrate a Bull : Unexpected Lessons on Risk, Growth, and Success in Business Hardback

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Dave Hitz likes to solve fun problems. He didn't set out to be a Silicon Valley icon, a business visionary, or even a billionaire.

But he became all three. It turns out that business is a mosaic of interesting puzzles like managing risk, developing and reversing strategies, and looking into the future by deconstructing the past.

As a founder of NetApp, a data storage firm that began as an idea scribbled on a placemat and now takes in $4 billion a year, Hitz has seen his company go through every major cycle in business-from the Jack-of-All-Trades mentality of a start-up, through the tumultuous period of the IPO and the dot-com bust, and finally to a mature enterprise company.

NetApp is one of the fastest-growing computer companies ever, and for six years in a row it has been on Fortune magazine's list of Best Companies to Work For.

Not bad for a high school dropout who began his business career selling his blood for money and typing the names of diseases onto index cards. With colorful examples and anecdotes, How to Castrate a Bull is a story for everyone interested in understanding business, the reasons why companies succeed and fail, and how powerful lessons often come from strange and unexpected places.

Dave Hitz co-founded NetApp in 1992 with James Lau and Michael Malcolm.

He served as a programmer, marketing evangelist, technical architect, and vice president of engineering.

Presently, he is responsible for future strategy and direction for the company.

Before his career in Silicon Valley, Dave worked as a cowboy, where he got valuable management experience by herding, branding, and castrating cattle.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Business strategy
  • ISBN: 9780470345238

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