Top Takeaways from Andy Grove’s High Output Management
“Stanford Business School or Y Combinator?” Because I went through both, I get that question sometimes.
“Apply to both,” I reply, “they’re each amazing. YC is outstanding preparation for building an early stage company, and Stanford for leading as an executive and board member. But if you’re managing a company, do one more thing: read HIGH OUTPUT MANAGEMENT.”
The book is legendary in Silicon Valley. It’s a crash course for middle managers by former Intel CEO Andy Grove, with a foreword by Ben Horowitz, and praise from Mark Zuckerberg, John Doerr, Marc Andresseen, and leaders across the tech industry.
To quote former Apple board member Bill Campbell: “High Output Management is a bible that every entrepreneur and every manager in the country should look at, read and understand.” It costs ten bucks. It takes a day to complete. It’s