The Management Myth: Why The Experts Keep Getting It Wrong

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The Management Myth: Why The Experts Keep Getting It Wrong

by Matthew Stewart

W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated | July 27, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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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. 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.85 in

Published: July 27, 2010

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393338525

ISBN - 13: 9780393338522

Found in: Business and Finance

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The Management Myth: Why The Experts Keep Getting It Wrong

The Management Myth: Why The Experts Keep Getting It Wrong

by Matthew Stewart

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.85 in

Published: July 27, 2010

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393338525

ISBN - 13: 9780393338522

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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. 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.

About the Author

Matthew Stewart is the author of Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World and The Management Myth: Debunking the Modern Philosophy of Business. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.