Posts tagged management

Book summary: Freedom from Command & Control (II)

This is the second half of my summary of “Freedom from Command & Control”, by John Seddon. See the first part of the summary on this blog. This second part will cover chapters five to nine. As I said, the book also has an epilogue (“Revisiting Taylorism”) and an addendum (“The better way to improve […]

Book summary: Freedom from Command & Control (I)

This is the first part of my summary of “Freedom from Command & Control” by John Seddon. EDIT: See also the second half of the summary. He is also the author of “The Case Against ISO9000” and “I Want You To Cheat”. I have to admit FfC&C was a tad disappointing because I thought it […]

Book summary: The Jazz Process (IV)

This is the fourth (and last) part of my summary of “The Jazz Process” by Adrian Cho. See also parts one, two and three in this blog. This part will cover the rest of “Executing” and “Innovating”. Executing: stay healthy It’s often necessary to build instability to enable high performance (e.g. talented people with troubled […]

Book summary: The Jazz Process (III)

This is the third part of my summary of the book “The Jazz Process” by Adrian Cho. You can read parts one and two on this blog. This part will cover the rest of “Collaborating” and part of “Executing”. Collaborating: lead on demand Two surprising things about leadership: no widespread agreement for the definition and […]

Book summary: The Jazz Process (II)

This is the second part of my summary of the book “The Jazz Process” by Adrian Cho. You can read part one on this blog. This part will cover the rest of “Working” and half of “Collaborating”. Working: build trust and respect Trust and respect are binding agents that keep a team together and help […]

Book summary: The Jazz Process (I)

This is the first part of my summary of the book “The Jazz Process” by Adrian Cho (official website, Goodreads page), about high-performance teams. EDIT: see parts two, three and four. It has examples and stories from jazz, basketball, the military, and others. The book is divided into five sections: introduction, working, collaborating, executing and […]

Book review: “97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know”

In the last batch of books I ordered from The Book Depository I had “97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know“. It was a thin book and one of the first to arrive, so I figured it was a good one to start. The book is a collection of 2-page articles about project management. It […]

The Myths of Innovation

That’s the title of a really good book by Scott Berkun, the fella that was project manager for Internet Explorer when it could still be called a browser ;-) The Myths of Innovation is very easy to read, funny and has some food for thought. It dissects a bunch of myths about innovation and innovators, […]

Photo management applications

It’s been a couple of years now since I have been a digiKam user. I have been mostly happy with it (actually I don’t even use a lot of its features as my needs are not particularly advanced), but from time to time the Flickr would fail for no reason. Some time ago I needed […]