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The Management Myth

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Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead

by Matthew Stewart

"On the whole, however, management education has been less than a boon for those who value free and meaningful speech. M.B.A.s have taken obfuscatory jargon—otherwise known as bullshit—to a level that would have made even the Scholastics blanch"

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/print/200606/stewart-business

Listened to a management consultant today, read this article yesterday. Made me smile as I was being told about win-win situations and he drew this:

Of course, I called him on that saying a scale presents a zero sum game. And then I got some bullshit about he was talking about the 'feeling' or something equally stupid. What a great day.

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