The Management Myth: Debunking Modern Business Philosophy

May 2, 2012

book coverFrom the Publisher:

“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.

The Management Myth: Debunking Modern Business Philosophy, Matthew Stewart. New York : W. W. Norton, 2010 (c2009). 352 p. ISBN 9780393338522 (pbk.)

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