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by Norman R. Augustine

eBook Augustine's Laws download ISBN: 067080942X
Author: Norman R. Augustine
Publisher: Viking; Revised & Expanded edition (March 5, 1986)
Language: English
Pages: 380
ePub: 1223 kb
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Rating: 4.9
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Category: Work and Money
Subcategory: Management and Leadership

Norm Augustine's long years at the head of Martin Marietta Corp. have given him the experience and insights to write this very funny, but very perceptive book

Norm Augustine's long years at the head of Martin Marietta Corp. have given him the experience and insights to write this very funny, but very perceptive book.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The author of this irreverent guide to business management offers fifty-two rules embedded in a droll text whose contrapuntal humor bring into sharp focus all the dilemmas a manager might face.

Norman (Norm) Ralph Augustine (born July 27, 1935) is a . aerospace businessman who served as United States Under Secretary of the Army from 1975 to 1977. Augustine served as chairman and CEO of the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Augustine sets forth 52 laws that cover every area of business in an entertaining, informative manner. A top chief executive looks at the complexities and conundrums of today's business management and offers solutions. Augustine sets forth 52 laws that cover every area of business in an entertaining, informative manner.

This text is a collection of 52 laws that cover every area of business. Each law formulates a home truth about business life, such as, "One-tenth of the participants produce over one-third of the output

This text is a collection of 52 laws that cover every area of business. Each law formulates a home truth about business life, such as, "One-tenth of the participants produce over one-third of the output. Increasing the number of participants merely reduces the average output". Another example of one of "Augustine's Laws" is Law Number XI, "If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done.

Augustine's Laws: Norman Augustine

Augustine's Laws: Norman Augustine. Article in Defense and Security Analysis 21(1):111-114 · March 2005 with 4 Reads. How we measure 'reads'. Other volumes have had impact, but have, in their turn, owed an intellectual debt to an earlier work.

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The fifty-two "Augustine's Laws" set forth here cover every area of business. Each law formulates a home truth about business life that, once pointed out, is impossible to forget or ignore. To that short list must now be added "Augustine's Laws"-A classic of the genre, a brilliant (and ruefully hilarious) book on the looking-glass world of business management and organizational misbehavior. it offers its readers multiple shocks of recognition and priceless insights into how things might be better run. The fifty-two "Augustine's Laws" set forth here cover every area of business.

The author of this irreverent guide to business management offers fifty-two rules embedded in a droll text whose contrapuntal humor brings into sharp focus all the dilemmas a manager might face
Comments: (7)
GODMAX
Clearly, Augustine's Laws ought to be is a MUST READ for all undergraduate engineering programs regardless of technical discipline. After working as an engineer, engineering manager and electronics industry executive spanning 30 years at several large multinational corporations and a smaller privately held firm, truth be told, I lived through many of the scenarios summarized in this book. In particular, Norm Augustine's work triggered a number of flashbacks regarding lessons learned as an engineering manager at one of the leading multinational defense contractors developing a state-of-the-art aircraft. Without question, the military-industrial-security complex could learn much from Augustine's Laws and perhaps our taxes would be significantly less if the bureaucracy actually followed them. I highly recommend Augustine's Laws be part of every engineer's library.

Professor George W. Hoeltje, P. E.
Tegore
The humorous tone of the book is original on a serious topic: weapons system costs go up exponentially. First world economies have regressed in the last 8 years, but prior to that were growing at single digit numbers. With planes that cost 4-6 times the ones they replace from the previous generation, rich countries are digging a bigger and bigger hole to keep the large aerospace industries in business. To see through the blank rhetoric on how defense spending should not be cut in today's political discourse this book gives some good background on how we are making things that we won't be able to afford any more period.
Buge
Norm Augustine's long years at the head of Martin Marietta Corp. have given him the experience and insights to write this very funny, but very perceptive book. Anyone who has spent a career working on Government contracts has to read this! Government contracting is a professional specialty all its own, and is often frustrating and obstructive work. This book is written by a man who sees the downsides, and keeps a healthy perspective on the broad picture. It's a wonderful anodyne for those days when nothing goes right, but you still have to cope somehow.
Samugor
I highly recommend this to anyone in the technology and engineering fields. I had Augustine autograph and earlier edition. He asked what I thought of the book, and I replied that I "did not know whether to laugh or cry over the information." He replied that I really understood the book. I b ought this to read the update, but I am keeping my autographed copy with followup entries I made. I see that Augustine is still in there pitching, most recently selected to head a study team on manned space flight.
Era
Tongue in cheek discussion of government contract workings. Entertaining but full of truth. Cynical to the nth degree. Greta read.
Swiang
Outstanding book !! Although many of the examples in the book are from the aerospace & defense industry, the "laws" and lessons learned are applicable to business in general.
Rollers from Abdun
This irreverent collection of 52 "Peter Principles" of "What NOT to do" if one wants to become a successful problem-solving manager, is management thinking of a very high order. There is just nothing else like it in the management literature.

It is prescriptive thinking and advice that can be, and indeed should be applied to any field of problem-solving. It is nothing if not a reference manual on why "common sense" approaches should not be relied upon exclusively. Augustine, without trying, and without saying so explicitly, demonstrates how and where "common sense" often breaks down. That is not to suggest that Norm Augustine was not often an advocate of "common sense' approaches himself, far from it: he just always warned against complete reliance on common sense.

As one of only a handful of Analysts who had the privilege of working with Norm well before he became famous, and went on to become the CEO of Martin-Marietta, among his many other accomplishments, Augustine's Laws have evolved from Norm's own personal management style and timely admonitions, from the time of one of his first management jobs as Manager of the "Systems Analysis Directorate" of the Douglas Missile and Systems Division (which was at the time, soon-to-become "The McDonald-Douglas Systems Analysis Directorate."). Even then, Norm was cautious about over-reliance on "common sense" especially in complex-problem solving situations. He always wanted to "look beyond and behind" the common sense approaches.

At the time that I worked for Norm, he was a young honors math graduate from Princeton U. who hit the ground running as one of "Mac Narmara's whiz kids" ready to help solve the many problems of the "Cold War." He was thrown into a den of other elite and very talented Mathematicians and political scientists, to head up, and solve, among other interesting projects: that of helping to develop the MIRV missile system; designing launch vehicles to take payloads to the moon; and designing adequate missile defense systems (like the Nike-Zeus system) to protect the U.S. homeland.

I may be the only person in the world who still has one of his beautifully written unclassified mathematical analyses of how MIRVs actually solved the American "throw-weight' disadvantage problem with the then Soviet Union. Frank Eastman, Joe Rebholtz, Richard Johnson, Robert Young, James Brinsley, and Wayne Martin, all of whom are Phds now and who also went on to their own separate stellar careers, can testify to Norm's brilliance and skill at applying these 52 laws doing those heady days.

This is an invaluable compendium of pragmatic wisdom that should be tucked away in a safe place not just in the library, but also in the brain, always available for ready use.

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