The Age of the Manager: A Treasury of Our Times (Classic Reprint) by Robert ManleyThe Age of the Manager: A Treasury of Our Times (Classic Reprint) by Robert Manley

The Age of the Manager: A Treasury of Our Times (Classic Reprint)

byRobert Manley

Paperback | December 3, 2018

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Excerpt from The Age of the Manager: A Treasury of Our Times

Management man and woman bear the stamp, Made m U. S.a., just as surely as the products that roll from the assembly line. For the last fifty years we have nibbled at, then swallowed too quickly, but finally digested, a new revolution that has affected every man, woman, and child in the United States. Some of the Spokesmen for our society still have industrial indigestion, but it has been more than two hundred years since James Watt first noticed that steaming pot, and the cultural, social, and industrial changes it brewed are an everyday diet for most of us.

This is the age of mass-production technology. In the fifty years since Henry Ford brought out the first Model T (and the Model T and technology went together like a horse and world has been transformed incredibly. The new revolution has been called by Peter Drucker the Industrial World Revolution. It has been christened by the editors of Fortune the Permanent Revolution. It has been recatalogued by Mr. Drucker as the New Society. It adds up, says John K. Galbraith, to the Affluent Society. We are, warns David Riesman, The Lonely Crowd. Our age has been applauded, spanked, chastised, demeaned, denied - but never ignored. Poets have called it the age of Angst.

Writers have embroidered the last fifty years with a variety of adjectives - all compelling, all different. The lost generation paved the way for the silent generation, the silent generation gave way to the angry, the angry to the beatnik. Bunny Hug, to the Big Apple, to the Twist, we've danced to different drummers, to paraphrase Thoreau, but all we managed to do was waltz into the age of conformity. Our fellow dancers join us in the self-conscious society.

Our culture has been pilloried as the waist-high culture. We have among us the image - makers, the status seekers, the opera tors, the promoters, the persuaders, the waste - makers, and the unadjusted men, but always and above all, the managers.

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Title:The Age of the Manager: A Treasury of Our Times (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.03 inPublished:December 3, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:024330157X

ISBN - 13:9780243301577