Looking for a good book to start the new year with?  Strategy and the Fat Smoker by David Maister will be out in January and it looks great.  I’m only about 35 pages in and already several really good sections.  The title sounds really strange…until you realize that it plays off the metaphor that in the same way fat smokers know what to do in order to change…so do organizations.

On that note, check out this paragraph:

"The primary reason we do not work at behaviors which we know we need to improve is that the rewards (and pleasure) are in the future; the disruption, discomfort, and discipline needed to get there is immediate."

How true that is!  Looking forward to working my way through this one!

Strategy and the Fat Smoker
  • Many thanks for mentioning my book. I hope you enjoy the rest of it!