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Managing by Henry Mintzberg
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Jun 08, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction

Not the fastest-paced book I've ever read, but it made me think about some things in new ways (empowerment vs. collaboration) and helped me refine some ideas I'd been trying to work through.
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Reading Progress

June 8, 2012 – Started Reading
June 8, 2012 – Shelved
June 8, 2012 – Shelved as: non-fiction
June 29, 2012 –
page 70
24.31% "Not that dense but lots of interconnected little ideas = a definite read, pause to think, read cycle"
July 1, 2012 –
page 96
33.33% ""in recent years the vertical lines from 'superiors' to 'subordinates' have been weakening in many organizations, while the horizontal lines to partners and colleagues have been strengthening""
July 2, 2012 –
page 105
36.46% ""treating one sector as superior -- 'business knows best' -- hardly makes sense when management practice in business itself varies so widely.""
July 14, 2012 –
page 164
56.94% ""structure is supposed to take care of organization, just as planning is supposed to take care of strategy. Anyone who believes this should find a job as a hermit.""
July 30, 2012 – Finished Reading

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