John Doerr, a senior partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, smiles during an interview in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, May 3, 2013. Google Inc. has called on venture capital heavyweight Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to spur creation of software for Google Glass, its wearable mobile-computing devices that resemble spectacles. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Venture Capitalist, John Doerr talks about how our leaders and institutions are failing us mainly because they are leading us towards the wrong objectives. In this Ted Talk, Doerr explains what OKRs or Objectives and Key Results, a goal setting system, is and how we can use it to set us back on the right path.

John Doerr is an engineer, acclaimed venture capitalist and the chairman of Kleiner Perkins.

Why you should listen

John has served entrepreneurs for 37 years, helping them build disruptive companies and bold teams. In 2018, he authored the New York Times bestseller, Measure What Matters, a handbook for setting and achieving goals. Through his book and WhatMatters.com, he shares valuable lessons from some of the most fearless innovators of our time.

John was an original investor and board member at Google and Amazon, helping to create more than half a million jobs. He’s passionate about encouraging leaders to reimagine the future. This includes transforming healthcare to advancing applications of machine learning.

Outside of Kleiner Perkins, John works with social entrepreneurs for change in things like public education, the climate crisis, and global poverty. John serves on the board of the Obama Foundation and ONE.org.

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