A Message to Garcia

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Shelves: commandants-reading-list. Its not even a book. I personally believe it is propaganda, and that it is NOT a coincidence that the author's name is very similar to one L. Ron Hubbard.

I read it as a Lance Corporal just a lowly E-3 , and I hated it. Just one more excuse for someone to chew me out. LANCE corporal?!

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However now that I am an NCO finally , I am beginning to see the merits of this tiny 3 page pamphlet. I find myself asking other junior Marines the same question I was asked. I could go into a long diatribe of poor leadership and whether or not I am a failure, but I won't. I don't remember what my point was.


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View all 4 comments. I have read this many times. But this version was a bit longer, with an interesting foreword by the author. This little story might be a good idea to distribute in businesses all over the world and it might raise the loyalty, responsibility and initiative of the workers. Very good story. Very Short. Worth a try. As I read the introduction which is only a few pages itself I wondered, why am I reading this and what is the point?

Well, it gets to the point pretty quickly. It's a 10 minute read. Very plain an simple, despite a few old timey phrases and a few words I had to look up, but even so I understood it well. It's about Honor, principal, values, and hard work. It's not about Garcia but about Rowan the man who did his job taking the Very good story.

It's not about Garcia but about Rowan the man who did his job taking the letter to Garcia. On the surface, yes it says 'ask no questions and do your work' but it is about hard workers--qualified works--who get no praise for what they have to deal with all day while working FOR and WITH incompetent slackers who wont or cant do anything and would find any means to escape duty. It may not be a perfect book but much can be gained from it. What I take from this book is essential. Applying it is essential. I want to be Rowan. A person who is respected and deserves it.

A person who knows how to accomplish something. To know when to ask questions and when when not to. I want the pride of others saying, "Brittany can take a message to Garcia. I've been meaning to read this for a long time, and it only took me about five minutes to get through it. I was surprised to learn that it's just a small pamphlet containing a short essay about the importance of getting the job done without having someone hold your hand. It addresses the importance of self-determination and an all too common lack of it.

When I read this I thought that it was mostly common sense, but of course, common sense is an uncommon virtue see what I did there, Marines? Should be required reading for job applicants I see so many people with an "entitled" attitude for no apparent reason except that they exists.

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Entitled to wages beyond their skill level just because they can't live off of what their education and experience dictates yet they don't want put in the time and effort to bring themselves up. Employees who can't just do the job at hand but seem to spend more energy throbbing to wok. This should be required reading for job applicants - then test them on Should be required reading for job applicants I see so many people with an "entitled" attitude for no apparent reason except that they exists. This should be required reading for job applicants - then test them on their understanding of it.

Astonishly brilliant in its simplicity. A must read for its message. Dec 03, Mark rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: every lazy american. He said it was "really good", I found it to be bullshit corporate propaganda.

Nov 28, Tim rated it really liked it. Somewhat inspirational, but really seems an awful lot like some form of corporate propaganda. Work hard, do good ect.. I work in a cubicle so I think that I am naturally susceptible to this. Oct 28, Fed rated it it was amazing. This long essay, written by Elbert Hubbard, is a speech that needs to be consumed in its entirety; from the beginning to the end, the point that the author is trying to make builds on the previous paragraphs creating crescendo intensity and meaning for the readers.

The message in this essay is powerful: be a person of integrity, keep your word, and carry out the work that you are asked to do quickly, efficiently, and with integrity. Civilization is one long, anxious search for just such individuals. Anything such a man asks shall be granted. He is wanted in every city, town and village - in every office, shop, store and factory. The father of a close friend suggested I read this book before I went into the Army. Glad I did I read this book briskly and then again.

A Message to Garcia

It is a very concise get to work book. The idiology it espouses is to do, not to say. By that I mean that you should be getting things done and making things happen, in stead of asking questions on what you should specifically be doing. The message that comes from this for leaders is to have your people read this book, if they whine, then tell them "message to Garcia" and that battle cry will help them focus back to getting the mission accomplished whatev I read this book briskly and then again.

The message that comes from this for leaders is to have your people read this book, if they whine, then tell them "message to Garcia" and that battle cry will help them focus back to getting the mission accomplished whatever it is. My experience with staff work is that people become efficient at finding other people to do work. Inevtiably you need to have someone who actually does work, or you run out of people who do things. This book is strongly chastising those people who don't work, and praising those who do.

It was okay. The downside, now that I have gone too long, is that it does not have any requirement for leadership. The focus of this book is to work hard, and if you are lucky you will have people who work hard, work for you. Other than that, you do absolutely nothing to guide or lead them, or even to bring them to a point where their work is useful, you just send them on their way to figure it out. This seems less efficient, but I guess if everyone wants to work 20 hours days, doing 10 hours of work, I guess this is the way to go Not really a book although I read a version with several other essays included.

I was inspired to read this after a recent visit and tour of the Roycroft campus in East Aurora, New York. Our guide talked about the essay and that it could be downloaded for free. I did this from Project Gutenberg.

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Following a discussion of the Spanish-American War with his son Elbert Hubbard, leader of the Roycroft community, wrote and published a short essay about workers and how they do their jobs using an analo Not really a book although I read a version with several other essays included. Following a discussion of the Spanish-American War with his son Elbert Hubbard, leader of the Roycroft community, wrote and published a short essay about workers and how they do their jobs using an analogy to an event during the Spanish-American War.

A man named Rowan was asked by an American commander to get a message to the leader of the rebels in Cuba. This man did not ask how or why, he simply took the message sneaked into Cuba, found the leader, Garcia , and delivered it. The essay speaks to the issue that workers and this was a century ago will question any work request, question the employer and not necessarily complete the request.

When published it "went viral" and was published and handed out all over the world in many languages.

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Russian soldiers were each given a copy, Chinese railroad workers had them and so on. Worth the few minutes it takes to read and widely available on- line. Jun 24, Bria rated it it was amazing. Hubbard did a fantastic job of succinctly describing the two opposite views of work. Those who make it happen, and those who use excuses and questions to drag their feet to not work or try.

A great view into late s and how people don't really change.