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Working in a technology business certainly made this book very relevant. However, even if you don't, this contains quite a number of useful aspects for managers and business owners alike. Reflecting on this book made me realise just how badly managed all of my previous UK employers actually were. Reading Grove's approach to management made it clear why: in addition to those at the top not setting relevant targets, I don't think many of my managers actually had any training in management. I suspect that this is an endemic problem in UK business, so, if you're a British manager, read this book!
Although the title may be over-dramatic, it is a fascinating read and insight into the world of commerce and high finance. Although not every business leader will admit to it and may have the “affliction” to a lesser degree, being aware of and beating competition and staying as a market leader is what this book is about.
When I was reading this book, it made me aware of just how rapidly the digital age is taking over and morphing at the least expected moments. Since reading this, I've kept my eye open for new job opportunities as 'This increased rate of change will have an impact on you, no matter what you do for a living'. Book was in an immaculate condition, well worth a read.