3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A novel and valuable book,
This review is from: The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps Between Plans, Actions and Results (Hardcover)
This is a very thought provoking, well researched but yet practical guide to implementing a strategy. Businesses often struggle to do this well - but Bungay draws his inspiration from the military, who have been working out how to make things happen in chaotic and unpredictable situations for centuries. He describes how the Prussian army learnt to manage in conditions of uncertainty, and creates a usable approach for managers in today's organisation to deal with uncertainty.
The result is a very readable and useful guide to strategy that will give any thoughtful practitioner plenty to chew on. I particularly like the simplicity and richness of the three gaps model.