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The Management Myth (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780393338522
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2010
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.90 x 8.30 x 5.50 inches


“A devastating bombardment of managerial ¬thinking and the profession of management consulting. . . . A serious and valuable polemic.”―Wall Street Journal

Fresh from Oxford with a degree in philosophy and no particular interest in business, Matthew Stewart might not have seemed a likely candidate to become a consultant. But soon he was telling veteran managers how to run their companies.

In narrating his own ill-fated (and often hilarious) odyssey at a top-tier firm, Stewart turns the consultant’s merciless, penetrating eye on the management industry itself. The Management Myth offers an insightful romp through the entire history of thinking about management, a withering critique of pseudoscience in management theory, and a clear explanation of why the MBA usually amounts to so much BS―leading us through the wilderness of American business thought.

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