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Book I Recommend

High Output Management by Andy Grove

Of several great takeaways in this book, a simple framework for prioritizing time spent as a manager is my favorite:

Four patternistic actions:

  • Information Gathering
  • Nudging
  • Decision Making
  • Being A Role Model

And the four anti-pattern actions while doing the above:

  • Delaying decisions
  • Meddling
  • Abdication
  • Unnecessary interruption. 

This is a great post that gets into more detail on the positive four, and includes an example day-in-the-life.

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