The Management Myth: Why The Experts Keep Getting It Wrong by Matthew Stewart

The Management Myth: Why The Experts Keep Getting It Wrong

byMatthew Stewart

Paperback | July 27, 2010

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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.

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.

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Title:The Management Myth: Why The Experts Keep Getting It WrongFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.3 × 5.7 × 0.8 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393338525

ISBN - 13:9780393338522

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At last, a book that knocks the Kings of Consulting off their thrones. The Management Myth is a rare and often very humorous exposé on the shenanigans behind the corporate empire that has catapulted us down the current road to economic turmoil. — John Perkins, best-selling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and The Secret History of the American Empire