Mintzberg is held by many to be a business icon for the current generation.
This is a small book,
but you'll enjoy it
in the same way a glass scotch, port, fine wine etc.. is smaller than a pint of beer.
Mintzberg isn't a theorist
he's a management mechanic
In this book he stewards you through a number of essays and position papers that are fun to read but still practical.
Digestible bites of 1000 to 1500 words max.
This book is the ultimate to take on a plan, train or bus ride (or private jet/yacht/top of a mountain and other "leadership" cliches)
- it will leave you productive but pensive.
Other management writers lose me quickly,
Mintzberg on the other hand describes my day in every book:
The lack of time, the challenge of work Vs. staff issues, the issue of vision Vs. strategy and results Vs. productivity
If you view management as a career more than just a job title...
Read this book, you will enjoy it.
I leave you with 14 minutes and 22 seconds of Henry at Tedx McGill