In this legendary business book and Silicon Valley staple, the former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel shares his perspective on how to build and run a company.
The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, High Output Management is 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.
The most productive and effective businesses in the world are factories, which employ hundreds of people while producing goods continually and under strict deadlines. Leadership shares many similarities with manufacturing, and both fields can teach leaders a great deal. The output of a manager is equivalent to the output of her team, much like in a factory. Her actions and how much of an impact—or leverage—they have produce the product for her team.
Former Intel CEO Andrew Grove uses management to apply manufacturing principles in his book High Output Management. You'll discover which management tasks to prioritize, how to improve their efficacy, how to complete them more quickly, and how to scale them.
Remember too that your time is your one finite resource, and when you say “yes” to one thing you are inevitably saying “no” to another.