High Output Management

Ranked #5 in Management, Ranked #9 in CEOsee more rankings.

The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a Silicon Valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating... more

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Mark Zuckerberg Founder/Facebook[Andy’s] book played a big role in shaping my management style. (Source)

Drew Houston CEO/DropboxThe best book on management ever written. (Source)

Ben Horowitz Co-founder/Andreessen HorowitzAndy Grove, who built himself from nothing to run Intel, stopped what he was doing to teach us his magic. And not through some ghostwriter either — Andy wrote this book himself. What an incredible gift. (Source)

Marc Andreessen Co-Founder/Andreessen HorowitzIf you pick one person who built Silicon Valley, it was Andy. Andy exemplifies the best of Silicon Valley. (Source)

Ron Conway User-friendly guide to the art and science of management. (Source)

Brian Chesky Co-Founder & CEO/AirBnbFor Chesky, a source may come in the form of a biography of a business hero such as Steve Jobs or Walt Disney. His primary book source on management technique is Andy Grove’s High Output Management. (Source)

Vinod Khosla Co-Founder/Sun MicrosystemRecommends this book

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Andrew Chen General Partner/Andreessen HorowitzRecommends this book

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Tobi Lütke Founder & CEO/ShopifyAndy’s book is unapologetically almost a how to manual, but kind of deconstructs the world of business into first principles. It’s like, “Here’s what matters. Here’s how to think about it. No one needs a degree. There’s a little bit of circumstantial contextual understanding that you just have to have.” But basically, at the end of the day, making business is an engineering exercise, which is brilliant for me because that actually made the whole thing about becoming CEO significantly less scary to me because engineering I understand. (Source)

Jason Kottke I will always be a total space nerd and this is a great history of the Apollo program. (Source)

Emi Gal I like to think that all the books I’ve read have helped me in some way. High Output Management in particular has really helped me become a better manager. (Source)

Garrett Moon High Output Management by Andy Grove: My second recommendation for new leaders. (Source)

Dan Reich I'm a really big fan of High Output Management by Andy Grove, who is the former CEO of Intel. He talks about how he thinks about management and systems thinking in general and what he did to build Intel into the company that it is today. And I think there's just a lot of great lessons for not only management and managers, but people that report into managers, people that are managers, and also how to think about creating leverage for you in a company. And there's just not many people better than Andy Grove to outline what that looks like. (Source)

Julie Zhuo I picked up the book after Grove passed away this year and I found it so succinct, so clear, and so packed with easy-to-understand analogies. It really gets to the heart of what good management is. (Source)

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