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This is an auction for THE MANAGEMENT MYTH: DEBUNKING MODERN BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY, by Matthew Stewart.

"Stewart reflects on his unconventional path to becoming a successful management consultant—despite a complete lack of business knowledge or experience, let alone an MBA. He offers an insider's perspective on the industry, revealing the astonishingly high routine consultant fees and the absurdity of leading firms depending on consultants fresh out of school to tell them how to run their business. Following in the footsteps of shamans, consultants envelop their work with an aura of sacred mystery and outrageously unjustified levels of self-confidence to add to their perceived expertise. Filled with fascinating insider anecdotes and featuring a who's who in the consulting world, including Peter Drucker, Michael Porter and Bruce Henderson, this wry, absorbing book will enlighten executives about the value consultants actually bring to their clients."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Amazon.com review:

"FIVE STARS!! As a university professor guiding MBA courses, I encourage my more capable students to read THE MANAGEMENT MYTH. Why? Because as Matthew Stewart correctly points management is not a science: a person educated in almost any subject can be a successful manager. Bill Gates, a college dropout, is not an aberration. What is needed to be a manager, Stewart says, is critical thinking and ethical behaviour. If you want to know more of how to achieve success in business and other organizations, and you can accept innovative thinking, read THE MANAGEMENT MYTH."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Matthew Stewart is a graduate of Princeton University and hold a DPhil in philosophy from Oxford University.

Paperback 2009.

343 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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