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    Michael Moritz(Compiler)

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'One of the World's all-time great leaders'
Professor Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School


What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time?

SirAlex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helpedgrow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in theworld.

In this inspirational and straight-talking book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career.

LEADINGis structured around the key skills that Sir Alex values most highly.It includes subjects we immediately associate with his managerial style:Discipline, Control, Teamwork and Motivation. But it also addressessubjects that are less obvious but no less important when seekingsuccess: Delegation, Data Analysis and Dealing with Failure.

Writtenwith the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of SirAlex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. Theindividual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and thephenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can beapplied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, orwork in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.

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  • PDF | 416 pages
  • Michael Moritz(Compiler)
  • Hodder & Stoughton (19 May 2016)
  • English
  • 8
  • Business, Finance & Law

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  • By Paul McFerran on 18 July 2017

    A very compelling book. There is a lot here to interest any football fan (including a Manchester United fan as I am) or even anyone interested in business in general, but don't expect lengthy tales about every ManU match or transfer. Nearly everything that happened in Fergie's time at ManU (and before) is touched on, but most items only briefly, as there is so much to say, and it's already a thick book. It doesn't wallow in their successes, it is just as much about the failures and seemingly mundane things that in reality contribute to future improvement. The book was was co-written with Michael Moritz who is better known as a Partner at Sequoia Capital, the venture capitalists whom funded a lot of companies in Silicon Valley, including Apple, Google, Oracle, PayPal, YouTube, Instagram, Yahoo!, WhatsApp etc. etc. Therefore throughout the book there are a lot of comparisons between how Alex Ferguson managed Manchester United, and how his experiences and style compares to (or could translate to) management in other business types. It is rare for any manager in any company to have success over 26-years, and that longevity in itself offers an interesting insight into how things must change over time to stay at the top.

  • By byron on 3 January 2017

    Bought for my Sisters Boyfriend. he mentioned it was a good read.

  • By gDan on 11 January 2016

    Have been an avid MUFC fan for a number of years, and have always said if there is one person I could go for a pint with, it would be SAF. Whilst this book is good, it doesnt offer as fascinating an insight as his previous autobiography, which any sports fan would enjoy reading. This is I feel is better suited to mufc's strongest supporters.

  • By A. J. King on 23 March 2016

    Sir Alex Ferguson is I think, the outstanding post war football manager whose record speaks for itself, so his analysis of the role, importance and essence of leadership ought to be worth a read, and indeed it is - for the first 200 pages or so. Ferguson eloquently and skilfully distinguishes leadership and management, makes astute comparisons with the requirements of business and industry, and generally produces some scholarly insight into something of which he is exceptionally capable. However Ferguson and Moritz clearly approached the books creation by first listing all the relevant subject headings, and Ferguson then set to dealing with each of them serially. The downside of this approach is that because of the inevitable overlaps, digressions, anecdotes, asides and so on, there is a diminishing return later on, and before page 250 you start to feel that not only is old ground being restated (and inconsistently), but that Ferguson is increasingly contradicting himself - In one section he explains at length how a general must not micromanage his army, and later on insisting on the importance of specifying some minor routine matter only this time justified as "attention to detail". In one place debate on decisions is encouraged - elsewhere he views it as a dangerous challenge to leadership, and so on. His justification of players wages (which he believes should be even higher) are made by belittling the ordinary fans, or as he puts it, those "who fill in spreadsheets for a living", which is ill advised ignorant and insulting, but what really grates are the tired old hard left cliches that he growls throughout the book yet he espouses the very purest essence of pure capitalism both in players ability to extract the highest possible wages for themselves with no regard to consequences elsewhere, which he justifies by citing the bonusses paid to investment bankers (and of course his son Mark just happens to be one). In case you hadn't noticed Alex,the hard left aren't supposed to like bankers, though I guess you get a free pass if you keep reminding people how working class you are. The message seems to be that collective bargaining is for the little people, but not Alex personally, oh no.When Ferguson finally completes his topics Moritz chips in with his own chapter, whose value to the overall book is questionable but no doubt earned him a full writer's credit. . The book ends with a stats section available on any number of online statto sites at no cost and is a waste of time.Ferguson is a truly great leader, but that does not make him the best person to distil its essential qualities. He has lived for many years in a world where something is right simply because he says it's right, and anyone who disagrees is ipso facto wrong. And he is a quintessential control freak tightening or loosening the reins just as he feels.Anyone who wants to know what makes Ferguson a great leader might enjoy reading Jon Ronson's excellent "The Psychopath Test". Most CEOs pass with distinction!

  • By jp on 27 March 2017

    Bought for son who was happy with it.

  • By Guest on 24 July 2017

    Could be better.


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