Tony Fadell started his 30+ year Silicon Valley career at General Magic, the most influential startup nobody has ever heard of. Then he went on to make the iPod and iPhone, start Nest and create the Nest Learning Thermostat. Throughout his career Tony has authored more than 300 patents. He now leads the Build Collective where he invests in and mentors the next generation of startups that are changing the world.
Tony Fadell has made more cool stuff than almost anyone else in the
history of Silicon Valley, and in Build he tells us how. This is
the most fun - and the most fascinating - memoir of curiosity and
invention that I've ever read.
Malcolm Gladwell, Host of the Revisionist History podcast. Author of Outliers and Talking to Strangers.* . *
Tony Fadell is one of the world's great experts in starting companies and creating insanely great products. He's distilled his wisdom in this book, providing wildly useful mentorship in a delightfully readable set of stories.
Author & Biographer of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein & Leonardo DaVinci* . *
Tony Fadell distills his epic career into refreshingly candid, often contrarian advice that you can put into practice right away. Whether you're looking to build a great product, a creative team, a strong culture, or a meaningful career, Tony's guidance will get you thinking and rethinking.
Author of Think Again & Host of the TED podcast WorkLife * . *
Super hacks for building a team, building a company [and] how
to spot a good idea. All of the chapters are 10/10 solid gold. This
book is fantastic.
Chris Evans * . *
Tony Fadell is the legendary technologist, engineer and entrepreneur who's lived so many lives in the pressure-cooker of Silicon Valley bringing visionary ideas into existence, one after another. The chance to now share his insights, instincts and wisdom is essential reading and a precious gift for any inventor hungry to change the world.
Award Winning Designer & Founder Heatherwick Studio