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The Folklore of Management (Wiley Management Classics Series)

Clarence B. Randall

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ISBN 10: 0471185116 / ISBN 13: 9780471185116
Published by Wiley, 1997
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Title: The Folklore of Management (Wiley Management...

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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"For his courage to speak out forthrightly, he is to be commended. Plain a fellow member of the lodge is still regarded as the act of a renegade. "--The New York Times

"...unsparingly critical of the follies that hinder business efficiency, poking fun zestfully at stuffed shirts wherever he finds them."--Christian Science Monitor

In 1959, Clarence Randall wrote a book that blew the lid off of business culture in America. Armed with nothing more than old-fashioned common sense, a mordant sense of humor, and the unflinching willingness to call a spade a spade, he, in one fell swoop, did in 16 of corporate America's most sacred of sacred cows. Now, more than four decades later, Randall's trenchant insights and keen sense of humanity remain as fresh as when he penned them. This specially reprinted edition includes a new foreword by Ken Iverson, Chairman of Nurcore Steel.

CLARENCE B. RANDALL was Chairman of Inland Steel Co. of Chicago. and held various government posts, including special consultant to President Eisenhower on foreign economic policy.

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The Folklore of Management blows the lid off the conventions of business, the rules of corporations, and business truisms. Randall covers 16 of the sacred cows of business as myths: the myth of communication, the myth of the organization chart, and the myth of the management committee. A selected quote (there are hundreds more): "Are we too tolerant of the top man who justifies a swollen salary with the magic word "incentive"? Top-heavy executive pay reflects a distorted view of human relations. Worse still, it can dangerously undermine public confidence in our system." The Folklore of Management is a management classic in the vein of The Peter Principle, Up the Organization, and Games Mother Never Taught You. It also includes a new foreword by Ken Iverson of Nucor Steel.

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