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The Management Myth: Debunking Modern Business Philosophy

Matthew Stewart

Combining hands-on experience with contemporary fads in efficiency improvement, empowerment, and strategy, Stewart lays bare how little consultants have really done for the business of others--while making a killing for themselves.

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company.
Publish Date: 08/16/2010
Pages: 343
ISBN-13: 9780393338522
ISBN-10: 0393338525
Language: English

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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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