A common rule we should always try to heed is to detect and fix any problem at the lowest-value stage possible.
The book High Output Management is legendary in Silicon Valley. It’s similar to a crash course for middle managers by former Intel CEO Andy Grove, with a foreword by Ben Horowitz, and praise from Mark Zuckerberg, John Doerr, Marc Andreessen, and leaders across the tech industry.
High Output Management is a bible that every entrepreneur and every manager in the country should look at, read, and understand. It’s probably worth several million dollars in mistakes you will avoid during your career. Each page of the book is worth reading with several takeaways.
Andrew Stephen Grove (2 September 1936 – 21 March 2016) was a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, author, and a pioneer in the semiconductor industry. He fled from Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20 and moved to the United States, where he finished his education. He was the third employee and eventual third CEO of Intel. He helped in transforming the company into the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductors.
After working at Intel, along with his books and professional articles, Grove had a considerable influence on electronics manufacturing industries across the globe. He was known as the “guy who drove the growth phase".
In the year 1997, Time magazine chose him as for being "the person most responsible for the amazing growth in the power and the innovative potential of microchips."
Unfortunately, in 2000, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Lately, he became a contributor to several foundations that sponsor research towards a cure. On 21 March 2016, he died at his and the cause of death was not disclosed.
The book High Output Management by the late Andrew Grove, ex-Chairman and CEO of Intel, is a must-read management book for every budding entrepreneur. It’s easy to be quite pessimistic about management and business books as a lot of them appear to introduce one central principle right at the beginning of the book, followed by endless repetition throughout the sediment of the book.
Along with it, the book contains valuable advice and tips from the beginning to the end of the book. The book was published first back in 1983, and it applies production principles to management. Some of these principles will be echoed with every growing entrepreneur. This book included tips for managers benefiting from the principles penned down in the book as part of their day-to-day working practices.
Lastly, the most important takeaway from the book is that this is probably one of the most valuable management books you will ever come across. If you are looking for an inspiring but practical book about management, I suggest you look no further: High Output Management is the book for you!
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