ManagementSpeak: Simply put, our staffing levels were bloated and hindered our ability to be an efficient and nimble team-oriented company.

Translation: The board rubbed my nose in the difference between having a good idea and running a good company.

Pat Rowe joined the KJR Club by passing along this explanation from Owen Van Natta, MySpace CEO.

You have to read this book.

If you lead an IT organization, or part of an IT organization, you have to read it. I didn’t even write the sucker and I’m saying this — what does that tell you?

The book is Business Agility: Sustainable Prosperity in a Relentlessly Competitive World (Wiley, 2009).