What Management Is:
“This book will help managers in any type of organization, including nonprofits and the public sector, do their jobs better.”
— Michael E. Porter, Harvard Business School
Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned executive, this book will give you a firm grasp on what it takes to make an organization perform.
“What Management Is” is both a beginner’s guide and a bible for one of the greatest social innovations of modern times: the discipline of management.
Magretta makes rich use of examples — contemporary and historical — to bring to life management’s High Concepts: value creation, business models, competitive strategy, and organizational design.
Most management books preach a single formula or a single fad.
This is the big-picture management book for our times.
“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker
The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure …
“Managing Oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” … “It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …
These pages are attention directing tools for navigating a world moving toward unimagined futures.
It may be a step forward to actively reject something (rather than just passively ignoring) and then figure out a coping plan for what you’ve rejected.
Your future is between your ears and our future is between our collective ears — it can’t be otherwise. A site exploration starting point
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