Anyone that sees my Goodreads feed will see that I regularly post updates of books that I am reading / have read.
This year I’ve read 20 books so far, and yet one book has been on my “currently reading” list for several years. This is all the more surprising when you consider that the book in question is only 162 pages of relatively large print.
Am I that slow a reader?
Well…yes is the answer to that question. But there’s more to it than that.
The book is called Management F-Laws by Russell Ackoff and is described as “A full collection of more than 80 of Russell Ackoff’s management f-laws: the uncomfortable truths about how organizations really work, what’s wrong with the way we design and manage businesses, what makes managers tick… and how we can make things work better.” and therein lies the problem.
Every time I pick up this book I read just two pages and ideas pop into my head sending me off writing a new blog post, updating some piece of work or just discussing the idea with anyone who happens wander nearby…often my long suffering children.
So, after several years, I’m about half way through the book which, in a very strange way, is the about the best recommendation I can give for it!