About

Hi, I’m Anne Libby.  On Management is my newsletter about managing people and the workplace. I send emails one or two Sundays a month.  Sometimes it’s a deep dive. Sometimes it’s my brief not-hot take.

The newsletter was born in 2015. I was working with people in NYC startups, and I was concerned. Emerging managers were learning management, so they looked for things to read. Some of what they found – you know, on the Internet – wasn’t good.

I thought, ok, I’ll share credible things to read. Over time, I began exploring ways to interrogate what you read, hear, and see.  

My goal is to provide practical information, things you can act on. And also to be interesting, insightful, and sometimes weird.

I’m skeptical about tech, media, and cheerleading about changing the world. And everything that crosses our feeds about app-enabled, algorithmically-managed, futures of work. Also, the gig and creator economies. Maybe that’s why On Management readers are in tech, media, startups and venture. And also small businesses, not-for-profits, academia, large enterprises, and government.

People who read On Management are curious readers who spend time with the ideas I'm sharing – not My Audience.

My newsletters are my best expression of my experience and research – not Content.

There are some members-only posts, and I'm fortunate to have readers who support my newsletter financially; most received On Management for a while before joining. It’s not an impulse buy, lol.

Here's my bio.

Clip from movie 9 to 5, multicolored office paper spews out of a copy machine, Jane Fonda tries to catch them
Also, I love movies about work.