Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Bakeoff

During my last couple quarters at Kellogg, I wasn't exactly the model student. I didn't do my reading as much as I should but I knew there would be time to catch up down the line. So when I graduated, I went through all my old packets from my favorite classes, and pulled out things that looked interesting, but that I hadn't read. I've been slowly making my way through these articles the last year or so.

This week, I read the Bakeoff, by Malcolm Gladwell. It's the story of making a healthy cookie and Gladwell chronicles three different approaches to the problem: 1) the Superstars, 2) Open Source, and 3) Slow & Steady Small Team. It's a great read and if you are building teams, it's a must.