Someone from the Judge Business School, Cambridge, has written a book called There is an I in Team claiming that running a team is difficult.
We all know that which is why good managers are scarce and well rewarded.
Fred Wilson has yet another great post on using your investors to build a great team. Perhaps the I in the title of the book should stand for Investors and then it would make sense. Building and running teams – managing – is easy for those few who are good at it and a struggle for the rest of us. I was never a manager so it is strange to have a son who is a natural manager – so much easier than working!
Perhaps academics should study successful managers who build great teams and great companies……..