There are those books that have titles that don’t do the book justice. And then there are those books that have titles that are the literary equivalent of clickbait. For me Team of Teams fell into the latter category.
The TLDR version of this book is “General Stanley McChrystal instituted a daily video conference in Iraq which all special operations forces had to join and everyone shared information so then the US won the war.”
There are parts of this book that are great (the history of management thinking at the start is well done).
The writing is generally fantastic. But I’m always cautious about cure all solutions; a treatment for every management ailment, if you will. I’m also cautious about any management narrative that’s predicated on “the world has got faster, therefore you must…”
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