Management books and Winston Churchill

After much thought, and sitting up until after midnight, I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t concentrate on writing an interesting post. I have therefore settled on throwing a few things together and trusting that it will be OK.

Come to think of it, I may write a business management book based on that premise. Somewhere in the house I have management books based on  Henry V, Attila the Hun and Jean-Luc Picard, so why shouldn’t Just Chuck it Together, It’ll be OK be a success?

I may market it as a breath of fresh air in a world that seems to increasingly demand perfection, effort and planning.

How about Leadership Secrets of Winston Churchill – a quick study of how the man voted the Greatest Briton of all time actually ran things. It strikes me that when he wasn’t being random he was often drunk, but he still managed to win a couple of World Wars and a Nobel Prize. Makes you think, doesn’t it.

In a modern context, by the time we’d planned, done the Prince 2 stuff and explored the Health And Safety implications we’d have had jackboots marching up the Mall and King Edward VIII re-installed in Buckingham Palace. Or, I think, Edward III for those of you in Scotland.

Anyway, I’d better get to bed as I don’t want to be late for hospital.

In the meantime I will try to think of something entertaining to write for Friday.




10 thoughts on “Management books and Winston Churchill

    1. quercuscommunity

      Yes, I think you are right there, though before WW2 Churchill was best known for the disasters at Antwerp and Gallipoli, so a thick skin and persistence are also good. 🙂

  1. Laurie Graves

    A little planning is a good thing, aiming for perfection is a waste of time, and Churchill was quite the man. Good luck, good luck!

  2. jfwknifton

    Max Hastings’ “Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940-45” is a good read. Apparently he couldn’t believe at first just how crap the British Army were…Dunkirk, Norway, Singapore etc.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Just reading a book on Lord Woolton. At the start of the war he was responsible for producing hundreds of thousands of uniforms and was surprised to find fly buttons were under a different government department to the actual trousers. Chaos! 🙂


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