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High Output Management

By: Andrew S. Grove
Narrated by: Marc Cashman
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Publisher's Summary

The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses - the art of the entrepreneur - can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a Silicon Valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and start-up founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance - throughout, High Output Management is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. 

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©2015 Andrew S. Grove (P)2021 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"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

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All nuts and bolts

This may very well be my most favorite business book ever. Solid advice for everything from the best way to do a review to how to handle interruptions. Will listen several additional times. Absolutely thrilled that this is now on audible.

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Dated with relevant bits

Once you get past the dated language (e.g. all examples of fictitious people are male), the concepts and principles have relevance.

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Classic book finally reproduced in a new audiobook

Recent audiobook production of the latest edition of Andy Grove's classic, meaning that it includes Ben Horowitz's foreword from 2015. Much better than the original production that had been floating around.
Solid reading for business owners, managers, etc. and not only applicable for tech companies.

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Takes time, but worth it

A valious learning for first time managers. Lots of content, lot of time needed, but it deserves every second of your time to understand how to grow you and your team.

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Foundational

From every person you’ve ever worked with and every project you’ve ever worked on, please make an attempt to learn the key messages in this book.

-Go to the gemba
-Real demand vs. nominal demand
-Identify your bottlenecks
-Communicate with people from a customer first perspective

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very good

clear, to the point, very high level, the best management book, Ben Horowitz wasn't wrong.

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I'm not a manager, but I'm going to become one soon, and this book seems like it's got a lot of really useful information, but since it's not 100% relevant to me right now, it's hard to appreciate it fully.

if you're not a manager, try reading Extreme Ownership or something, that'll suit you better.

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Relevance to current world :What works today and doesn’t work - it’ll be great to see a comparison.

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High Output Management

This book was amazing! It had great metaphors and analogies that went along with real world examples of managing tips that you can use at your own organization - even in 2022. I will definitely be revisiting this book so I can drill the concepts into my head. FYI, the narrator sounds like a radio show host from the 1960's.