June 25, 2008

Staff Picks: Outsmart!

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:28 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Jim Champy is coauthor of the business classic Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution, which is, without a doubt, one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time (we love manifestos). He also wrote the follow-ups Reengineering Management and X-Engineering the Corporation, and just released a new book, Outsmart!, in March.
Outsmart!, as Champy puts it in the introduction, is:

...The first in a planned series comprising four compact volumes on the key topics of strategy, marketing, leadership, and operations. Taken together, the books aim to deliver the most current intelligence available on how to succeed in today's brave new world of business. An ambitious project? Yes. But what I see a host of companies accomplishing today has me both excited and encouraged.

With the current state of the economy, we can all use a little more encouragement. Maybe Jim Champy can help.
You can read a review from the Boston Globe here.
You can read an interview of Mr. Champy from Management Consulting News here.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.