Continued learning is an essential part of both running and working at a startup. That’s why, each month, BusinessCollective brings you a new book based on our Young Entrepreneur Councils members’ best reading recommendations. This month: “The Great Game of Business” by Jack Stack.
Stack, a manager at Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation, used “the principle of athletic competition and democracy: keeping score, having fun, playing fair, providing choice, and having a voice” to develop his own style of management, as described in the book. According to the website, “The original book, published in 1992, became the primer for open-book management; a (then) new method based on the concept of democracy, the spirit of sports and the reality of numbers.”
Says YEC member W Michael Hsu, CEO of DeepSky, “[It’s] about growing a company using open-book management. I think there are some talks about it but this is the first book I’ve seen that goes in detail on the execution. We are actually taking a lot of ideas from this book and turning it into service products. Great read.”
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