High Output Management is Andy Grove’s seminal work on management. It is the origin for the practice of OKRs, the management technique that Intel and Google, among others, use to set goals for the company and align everyone in achieving those goals.
Chesky and his co-founders’ first “sources” were their earliest advisers, tech entrepreneur Michael Seibel and Y Combinator’s Graham. Reading was also an early part of the regimen. For Chesky, a source may come in the form of a biography of a business hero such as Steve Jobs or Walt Disney. His primary book source on management technique is Andy Grove’s High Output Management. To learn the ins and outs of hospitality, he went to the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, a scholarly journal published by the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
This is a list of the books, essays, blog posts, articles, podcasts, etc. that have had an outsized impact on my thinking in life and business. I am trying to figure out a good way to organize this, right now it is just a tiny part of my collection but definitely a set of books that I find myself suggesting to people over and over again.
This is a user-friendly guide to the art and science of management from Andrew S. Grove, the president of America’s leading manufacturer of computer chips. Grove’s recommendations are equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants and teachers—anyone whose job entails getting a group of people to produce something of value.
@pmarca do you know of anything thats like an intro to the skillset side of running a business aimed at technical people? SICP for business?0
Our standard recommendation is high output management
Which are the best books about scaling a company from seed to Series B with systems out there?
Andy Grove "High Output Management" and @bhorowitz's book!
When to read this book - If you are an engineer and have spend some time with managing people and have figured out that with all the effort that you have put it, you have still missed something. This is make massive sense to you if you tried to manage a team and failed.
It has been an honor for me to learn from Andy Grove through the years and I am excited for everyone who is new to High Output Management to join me in this experience. I know that you will enjoy this marvelous book written by the best teacher that I have ever known.