Summary of Team of Teams - Instaread

Summary of Team of Teams

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  • Release Date: 2015-06-24
  • Genre: Study Aids
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings


Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal | Includes Analysis 
Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal is an examination of the process he began of restructuring the Joint Special Operations Command management style, from a rigid command structure to a cooperative team comprised of smaller specialized teams. While fighting Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), General McChrystal noted how the United States and coalition militaries were efficient war-fighting machines, but they were not adaptable or effective against the seemingly disordered AQI. In 2005, after a particularly destructive terrorist attack at the opening of a sewage plant near Baghdad, McChrystal began considering whether the efficient structure was actually hindering the counterinsurgency, preventing them from responding to threats in real time and delaying the capture of AQI leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Modern military management originated at the 1900 World's Fair, when Frederick Winslow Taylor revealed his work in steel production efficiency. Taylor believed that there is a right way to do any given thing…
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Inside this Instaread Key Takeaways & Analysis of Team of Teams
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• Introduction to the Important People in the book
• Key Takeaways and Analysis of Key Takeaways
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  • Excellent insight into Team of Teams

    By JazzMcGee
    Team of Teams was an awesome book by General McChrystal, about how he changed how the Special Forces operated in order to take on Al-Quaeda. I thought this summary and analysis guide would give me additional insight and understanding into the book and boy did it! It breaks the overall text down with this great summary, and then takes you through the main points and themes through the use of key takeaways. Each takeaway gives you the main point, and then goes into a very comprehensive breakdown of it so by the time you finish reading it, you totally get what it was about. Even if you haven't read the original book, you'll feel like you did after reading this companion guide. It gets all the important information down, including stuff I'd originally missed. Best of all it's super fast to read. I finished it in under twenty minutes.
  • Excellent companion to the book!

    By Scarlettoken
    This is a very well developed summary and analysis of and exceptional book entitled Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal. The book is an examination of the restructuring of the JSOC’s management style. Which made for an intriguing read. This companion to the book is very informative and does an amble job with breaking down the book, starting with important people in the book, such as, General Stanley McChrystal, Chris Fussell, and Admiral Oratio Nelson. There are a list of 9 key takeaways that are then analyzed in depth one by one. For instance, how an attempt at creating an effective system can some times create a less efficient system. However my favorite part of this summary was takeaway 7, which explains how the “physical layout of a working space can encourage or discourage collaboration and communication. This was especially helpful and I enjoyed the point and I know I will take that into my role at work. There are also some great references at the end of the book.
  • Interesting

    By Yugiohlovernick
    Pretty much this was a great review of this book. I really liked reading THE book and the review of it was great as well. Overall what I needed. Thanks for writing this!
  • Simple detailed analysis!

    By Great2838637
    Team of Teams by General Stanely McChrystal is a very complex book. I purchased this book in order to get a better understanding of the intriguing storyline. The key points discussed in this book helped my knowledge grow and gave me room to explore General Stanley's past.
  • Great Read

    By xHabibtix
    If you are a leader or manager, this is a great review to read. You may not have time to dissect the actual book by General McChrystal, but this concise analysis is amazing. The takeaways are honest and have experience to prove their veracity.
  • More then just an insight to things

    By Levi613
    Team of Teams gives insights into the modern uses of leadership and management required to navigate and succeed in this complex world. The book is not a military history, but instead a concise and exceptionally “fun to read” collection of insightful ideas told through entertaining stories ranging from industry to hospital emergency rooms. I recommend this summary for it's exceptionally well thought summarization of the original. Never struck off point nor did it fail to prosper in it's quality.
  • Awesome book!

    By dhiru123
    Truly inspirational! General Mc Chrystal has compiled this masterpiece after the war! It's really well written with notable takeaways if read in parts! The team of teams strategy can be applied anywhere and will help you flourish in your respective fields! A must read for everyone especially students!
  • Encouraging to Read

    By Bhuiyan25
    As we know everyday is a second chance. We need to believe that we can restructuring our our life for better. Here this book is about examination on a process. In this process the plot in about in 2005. It's about the war "Al-Qaeda in Iraq" Here general stanley mcchrystal shares some realistic experience this AQI' leader. Though this book is a analysis not the main copy though it's have all characteristics of the main copy and it's 19 pages.