Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Heretic's Guide To Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity” as Want to Read:
The Heretic's Guide To Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Heretic's Guide To Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity

by
4.26  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Management techniques such as strategic planning, project management or operational budgeting, aim to reduce ambiguity and provide clarity. So it is one of the great ironies of modern corporate life that these techniques often end up doing the opposite: increasing ambiguity rather than reducing it.

It is easy enough to understand why: organizations are complex entities an
...more
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published July 7th 2016 by Heretics Guide Press
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Heretic's Guide To Management, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Heretic's Guide To Management

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-36
Average rating 4.26  · 
Rating details
 ·  19 ratings  ·  3 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Heretic's Guide To Management: The Art of Harnessing Ambiguity
Craig
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
TL/DR - It’s a great, entertaining book on managing people in a complex world. Buy it and read it today.

I am really happy Paul and Kailash wrote a follow up to their 2011 book The Heretic's’ Guide to Best Practices. That was a book with great storytelling weaving together 50 years of management academia.

It told the story of how work is inherently complex and you can’t just treat it like a game with a simple rule book. They showed how and why the simplistic approach to work of best practices is
...more
Rick
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Good, but it got a bit convoluted, and didn't address the concept of ambiguity as I understand it. Probably worth a re-read to really drive in the concepts to see if I simply missed something. ...more
Robert Bogue
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Years ago I came to understand how learning worked in the trades model. The apprentice was – literally – following the instructions of a journeyman or master to complete small repeatable tasks. The journeyman would start to detach from the small repeatable tasks. The journeyman would realize that there are multiple ways to get to the goal. The master became fluent in multiple approaches. The result was the ability to move fluidly between completely different techniques. The master recognizes the ...more
maxi ballve
rated it really liked it
Jan 01, 2017
Teresa Culmsee
rated it it was amazing
Jul 23, 2016
Erica
rated it it was amazing
Jun 14, 2019
Stefan Norrvall
rated it it was amazing
Dec 26, 2016
Lien
rated it it was amazing
Jul 23, 2016
Marcus
rated it liked it
Oct 14, 2016
Bob
rated it it was amazing
Jun 27, 2017
Russell Duhon
rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2017
Robert Lamb
rated it liked it
Feb 03, 2018
Antony Godderidge
rated it it was amazing
Jan 23, 2019
Anoop Kulkarni
rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2017
Laina
rated it really liked it
Dec 07, 2016
Chris Colton
rated it really liked it
Sep 11, 2017
Vijay Siva
rated it liked it
Apr 26, 2020
Joel Davies
rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2020
David Smyth
is currently reading it
Jul 09, 2016
Arturo
marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2016
Andrew
marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2016
Kristjan
marked it as to-read
Sep 05, 2016
Per Flitig
marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2016
Adam
marked it as to-read
Nov 21, 2016
Brian Dusablon
marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2017
Alex
marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2017
Kylie Upton
marked it as to-read
Sep 10, 2017
Rakesh Singh
is currently reading it
Sep 15, 2017
Austėja Krištaponytė
marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2017
Mercedes Amaya
marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2017
A
marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2017
Wesley
added it
Jan 30, 2018
Tim
is currently reading it
Jan 31, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Long Walk to Freedom
  • How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
  • The Intelligent Investor
  • Pimp: The Story of My Life
  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications
  • Teaching for Experiential Learning: Five Approaches That Work
See similar books…

News & Interviews

The idea for The Gilded Ones came to author Namina Forna in a dream. The recurring image was one of a young girl in armor walking up a...
40 likes · 1 comments