Monday, May 26, 2008

Animal Farm, George Orwell

I finally got around to reading this book and honestly i couldn't appreciate it. I quit after about 100 pages. I guess it has lost it's relevance now or maybe you need an understanding of Soviet Union's history to appreciate it. The only part that made sense to me was it's analogy to the corporate structure as my friend and colleague Kartikeya put it: You've got the Pigs at the top of the hierarchy who are the thinkers/ decision makers, then come the Dogs who's agenda is to do Pigs' bidding and get the job done and at the bottom of the pyramid are the Sheep, the doers.

Where do i fit in my organization's hierarchy? As a Product Manager I think i'am versatile and switch hats depending on situation... sometimes am a pig, sometimes a dog and sometimes a sheep... however for the past six month i think i've mostly been a sheep.

1 comment:

kartikeya said...

Here are my 2 cents - Honesty is the best policy in applying models to yourself until your boss reads it :)