High Output Management 3rd Ed.

Andrew S. Grove

Publisher: Vintage, 2015, 243 pages

ISBN: 978-0-679-76288-1

Keywords: Strategy, Management, Operations

Last modified: June 9, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

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 startup 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.

  • Part I: The Breakfast Factory
    1. The Basics of Production: Delivering a Breakfast (or a College Graduate, or a Compiler, or a Convicted Criminal…)
    2. Managing the Breakfast Factory
  • Part II: Management Is a Team Game
    1. Managerial Leverage
    2. Meetings—The Medium of Managerial Work
    3. Decisions, Decisions
    4. Planning: Today's Actions for Tomorrow's Output
  • Part III: Team of Teams
    1. The Breakfast Factory Goes National
    2. Hybrid Organizations
    3. Dual Reporting
    4. Modes of Control
  • Part IV: The Players
    1. The Sports Analogy
    2. Task-Relevant Maturity
    3. Performance Appraisal: Manager as Judge and Jury
    4. Two Difficult Tasks
    5. Compensation as Task-Relevant Feedback
  • One More Thing…


High Output Management

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Outstanding ********* (9 out of 10)

Last modified: Oct. 9, 2019, 2:04 a.m.

When I started to read this, it started out like any book on Supply Chain Management, but after a while, it transformed itself to an excellent book on management and leadership in large companies and the role of executives.

Outstanding, and definitely something that should be standard reading in any MBA class.



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