PMI Book Club - The Red Pill Executive
"This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
- - Morpheus, The Matrix, 1999.
What can you learn about business operations from 20-year old pop culture phenomena like the movie The Matrix? What about Pulp Fiction or Jaws or Sully? Are there really lessons that seasoned operations executives and up and coming next generation managers can learn from The Edge of Tomorrow? Get ready for a Netflix weekend binge because when mixed with hard science, there are serious transformational opportunities for businesses who figure out how to use them.
The Red Pill Executive is not a typical business book. Yes, we use lots of pop culture analogies as a natural way to unlock your first brain to free your mind. We unpack our discovery from the operator's point of view at the epicenter of where operations, technology, and transformation happens so that you can experience our journey to uncover the critical role of culture in performance and effectiveness. From basic blocking and tackling through operational strategy, you’ll learn to pick the lock on the Red Pill vault and get the operational improvement and effectiveness that 20 years from now will be the new standard.
Being able to “see” culture, understanding how it can stymie your efforts or show you how to slipstream into all its power is the key. You know culture exists and it’s just as real as any accounting system or product development methodology you’ve used before.
Culture is the difference maker. To see it properly, you’ll need to radically change your lens and perspective.
About the Authors:
Tony Gruebl, Jeff Welch, and Bryan Wolbert are principles of Baltimore-based Think, a 15-year-old technology and operations advisory firm for middle market companies. Together, they have more than 75 years of experience in Operations, Technology, Finance, and Learning & Development. Tony is Think’s President and a former COO and VP in the software industry. Jeff is an engineer by trade and an Agile Transformation Coach; and he has worked as a lead Learning Solution Architect for Pearson Performance, Vangent, and later PDRI. Bryan, who has 18 years is the current COO of Think and created and leads Think’s staffing division. Tony and Jeff collaborated on their first self-published book, Bare Knuckled Project Management (BKPM).
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