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High Output Management Paperback – August 29, 1995
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"An organizational Baedeker for managers at all levels. . . . A highly credible handbook for organizing work and directing and developing employees." —The New York Times
“[Andy’s] book played a big role in shaping my management style.” —Mark Zuckerberg, cofounder and CEO of Facebook
"A good book, generous enough with advice and observations to be required reading." —The Wall Street Journal
"A great book. . . . Its elementary prescriptions form the basis of a highly effective management style." —San Francisco Chronicle
"An important book which says some very important things . . . beautifully and with style." —Peter Drucker
“High Output Management is a bible that every entrepreneur and every manager in the country should look at, read and understand.” —Bill Campbell, former Intuit CEO
“Andy exemplifies the best of Silicon Valley. Andy built the model for what a high quality Silicon Valley company could be.” —Marc Andreessen, creator of the original Mosaic and Netscape web browsers
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This is a user-friendly guide to the art and science of management from Andrew S. Grove, the president of America's leading manufacturer of computer chips. Groves recommendations are equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers--anyone whose job entails getting a group of people to produce something of value. Adapting the innovations that have made Intel one of America's most successful corporations, High Output Management teaches you:
what techniques and indicators you can use to make even corporate recruiting as precise and measurable as manufacturing
how to turn your subordinates and coworkers into members of highly productive team
how to motivate that team to attain peak performance every time
Combining conceptual elegance with a practical understanding of the real-life scenarios that managers encounter every day, High Output Management is one of those rare books that have the power to revolutionize the way we work
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My biggest take away was when he said a manager should train his team. That really hit me hard because he made a compelling reason why. I will closely be looking at this in my work.
The world lost a great leader when he passed away in March 2016, but his words will live on. Highly recommend this book.
This certainly appears to me to be a book written by Andy Grove for his own managers at Intel, and I found it interesting to see how he thinks about management. Not surprisingly, he has a very pragmatic, operational view of what good managers do, and he presents a comprehensive guide for all the basics. His whole orientation is that managers are responsible for the total output of their teams, and his focus is always on accomplishments and outputs, not activities.
Topics that are included
- Looking at your operations and finding the bottle necks
- How to monitor and check your processes for high quality and high output
- How managers should spend their time, run team meetings, and stay in touch with subordinates through one on ones
- How to hire, coach, and provide feedback to build your team
What you won't find in this book
- How to think about strategy
- Competitive advantage
- Building a brand
- Competitive analysis
The book has been around for a while, and it's not a trendy management book. There is no new catch phrase or research based on fMRI or paradigm shift. There is nothing sexy or trendy. But it is a very solid introduction from someone who has proven to be among the best at managing. This is one of the great CEOs of our times, and I brilliant mind, passing along what he wants his managers to know. I think that many managers could vastly improve their performance if they studied and mastered the basics covered here rather than the nifty new concept from the latest HBR.
1. The hard thing about hard things, by Ben Horowitz
2. High output management, by Andy Grove (this book)
3. The life changing magic of tidying up, by Marie Kondo (yes, I know it's not a business or strategy book, but I consider it a philosophy book)
If you don't read a lot of management or business strategy books, I'd recommend you start with The Hard Things, as Horowitz has a lighter voice, and his book is funnier and an easier read. In Hard Things, Horowitz geeks out about his mentors / role models, including Andy Grove. If you like Hard Things and want to take the master class, you should definitely read this book. Grove is amazingly insightful, and his philosophy is inspiring.
I read the book at a slow pace, I would recommend this book to be read and practiced after Peter Drucker's effective executive.
Another thing about careful, employee appraisal, I am so with it! Although bound by the culture and system in my own company...
You'll enjoy this!
Thank you for writing the book!
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Good for those who seek better performances of our teams