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By Matthew Stewart

A fabulous, not-to-be ignored account of the explanations why administration thinks how it does―and why they're flawed.

If CEOS, experts, most sensible managers, and different monetary wizards are so shrewdpermanent, how come they screw up so badly? Why is there no correlation whatever among a enterprise tuition schooling and good fortune in company? Why may you be at an advantage learning anything as beside the point as―philosophy?

In The administration Myth, Stewart bargains:


  • An insightful romp throughout the complete historical past of pondering administration, with memorable sketches of Frederick Winslow Taylor, Elton Mayo, Peter Drucker, Michael Porter, Tom Peters, and different administration celebrities
  • A devastating critique of pseudoscience in administration thought, from the medical administration circulate to the modern disciplines of method and organizational behavior
  • A swashbuckling account of the increase and much-anticipated fall of administration consulting, laced with own stories approximately cryptic PowerPoint shows; the bait-and-hold ideas that retain consumers paying to learn what they already understand; and the colourful inner politics at his personal ill-fated consulting company, the place competitors for energy discovered resourceful makes use of for an in-house shrink
  • Historical viewpoint on why such a lot of CEOs make much more than they deserve
  • A transparent rationalization of why the MBA often quantities to a lot BS

With wit and knowledge, Stewart makes an electrifying case that the questions and insights of administration theorists belong to not the sciences yet to philosophy, and that, within the base line, “a stable supervisor is not anything kind of than an exceptional and well-educated person.”

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