Top 10 Management Books of All Time: The Generalist View

Having highlighted my top 10 operations books and their antidote, I thought I’d post an update on the more generalist management books that have influenced my thinking over the last 25 years or so.

Solving complexity: it’s simple, but not easy

Simplification seems to be a fairly universal goal these days.

Top 10 Operational Tips for Santa – plus a few more

As many teams start to wind down for the holiday period, spare a thought for Santa and his helpers as they aggressively ramp up production.

Corporate Speak: Management’s Tower of Babel Kills Productivity

In the Tower of Babel myth, people were condemned to speak different languages so that they could not understand one another.

Looking For Clues: 20 Hidden Secrets of the Humble Org Chart

There can be few work scenarios more likely to set the pulse racing than the prospect of leading a new team.

Top 10 Management Books of All Time: An Alternative View

I am an avid reader, devouring everything from classical literature and history to modern day thrillers and the whimsical.

Top 10 Management Books of All Time: The Pointy Head View

One of the most common questions I get asked about Operations Management is, “where did you learn all this stuff?” As with most things, the answer was learning by doing.