Organization – The simple way (a OnePageBook)

Usually after having read a 200+ pages book, I wish there was a one page summary I could have read instead.

As Thomas Jefferson once said:
“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”

Brendan and myself decided to start condensing our concepts into OnePageBooks. First out is “Organization – The simple way”. In just one A4 page you will get a destilled model and how-to for building organizations.

Available on Amazon

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19 thoughts on “Organization – The simple way (a OnePageBook)

  1. I thought it was succinct and it says more in one page that I would have imagined. I have a continuing train of thoughts from the ideas and concepts discussed. Some of my thoughts are from what you wrote, some were the result of thinking with your simple thoughts and then tossing some sacred cows that I had not considered.

    Yes, I am purposely not too detailed on this. If you want all the detail then first read the book. I got so much from the article by Janet you had as a reference. Much longer, but again, still adding to this changing train of thoughts.

    I will be chewing on this for a while and still getting something from it. I have read it from beginning to end three times. Each time I still pick up nuances of how this can, or could, be applied and used to increase productivity, morale and mostly in my opinion INNOVATION. These principles are really good at allowing and getting out of the box thinking.

    An earned thank you for both you, Geir, and Brendan. For the rest of you it is well worth the read.

  2. hubbard did the same after he stopped writing books.

    He called them policy letters and bulletins, namely HCO PL’s and HCOB’s, all under the guise of scientology.

    1. I would not compare this booklet to an HCOPL or HCOB. What the booklet covers is a free form purpose driven production by teams. What Hubbard wrote was a regimented structure driven group which did not allow for free flow of ideas and changes. Geir is writing about a purely functional and individual purpose based organization. Hubbard wrote about a purely structure based organization to deliver a “product” exactly as he had dictated. Geir gives control to the bottom mass and production units and HCOPL’s etc give control to the very detailed hierarchy.

      I suggest re-reading the booklet from Geir. Having studied thousands of pages of Hubbard the main things I found similarities with were they are both written in English and both are a description of a group, called an organization. The means and purposes of organization are quite different, in my opinion. But then, that is my opinion and not better or worse than yours.

      1. opps, sorry, I have not read Geirs booklet nor do I intend do.

        I was merely commenting on an observation from Geirs OP and quote from Thomas Jefferson and comparing.

        Here in the USA they are called Cliff Notes:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CliffsNotes

        Maybe history repeats itself, or maybe people figure out things that were discovered from before?

        Let’s take Cliffs Notes on KSW. It would simply be the 10 points, which one could apply to anything. For instance like repairing a car, or a toaster, etc.

        That sure seems logical, applying the 10 points of KSW.

        However, the added verbiage and ramblings by LRH on that 10 page policy letter are for but one purpose only. And the same can be said for much of his PL’s and HCOB’s and recorded lectures (and books), which he himself did from the beginning.

        1. I do believe you would enjoy actually reading what he wrote. It is more than a “Cliff Notes” version. He is, in a brief form, writing about the structure and function of organization. It is only 99 cents US. Why decide you won’t read it. If you gain from this forum then I expect you would definitely gain from his booklet.

          What he has done without extra verbiage is to write about a way of looking and applying the organization of a group for the production of some outcome. Extra pages would not be needed to add to these concepts. The concepts he outlined alone are quite valuable and when applied, where they are designed for, would create a more productive group.

    1. Plenty. The links at the bottom of the book leads to several. Google has success in this direction. The company ABAX is built like this. And several clients of ours have done this with great success in a small or larger scale.

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