How Fucked Up is Your Management?
Johnathan Nightingale

Thank you for writing this, Jonathan. While one could argue that there’s a lot more that goes into good management than your manifesto outlines (I shamelessly point you to what I’ve written about “essential management” here on Medium:, I agree 100% that it’s already enough to make a meaningful difference in many organisations — and not just startups.

Too many founders/owners forget that it’s not only about the product, but also about the organisation and people that create the product. Good management isn’t cost, overhead or bureaucracy — it’s the lifeblood of an organisation. Or as Gary Hamel as put it so eloquently: “Management is a social technology, the technology of human accomplishment”.