Masters of Management by Adrian Wooldridge
How the Business Gurus and Their Ideas Have Changed the World - for Better and for Worse

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“Read it before buying any other business book.”—Rosabeth Moss Kanter

In this newly renamed and completely updated edition ofthe BusinessWeek bestseller The Witch Doctors with a new Forewordfrom John Micklethwait,  Adrian Wooldridgedeftly sifts the real wisdom from the dross about management theory, sortingthe sages from the charlatans and distilling the true means of success from themany ways to fail. A penetrating and engaging history of management theory,often regarded as one of the most vital and accessible business booksavailable, Masters of Management delivers, in the words of the NewYork Times Book Review, “at last some common sense in the arena dominatedby shark-swimming, chaos-seeking, megatrending,one-minute managing, highly effective people.” This updated classic isessential reading for anyone seeking to forge a path ahead in business and inlife.

 

About Adrian Wooldridge

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John Micklethwait is the U.S. editor for the Economist and Adrian Wooldridge is its Washington correspondent. They have coauthored three books, including The Witch Doctors, which won a Financial Times/Booz Allen Global Business Book Award, and The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea.
 
Published November 29, 2011 by HarperBusiness. 464 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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In 1996, Wooldridge (God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith is Changing the World, 2010, etc.) co-authored The Witch Doctors, a brilliant analysis of the cult and culture of business management.

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Drucker tended to favor a rational school of management, Mr. Wooldridge concedes, whose objectives were "dictated from on high," whereas many of today's successful companies, like Google, allow ideas "to bubble up from the bottom of the organization."

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A penetrating and engaging history of management theory,often regarded as one of the most vital and accessible business booksavailable, Masters of Management delivers, in the words of the NewYork Times Book Review, “at last some common sense in the arena dominatedby shark-swimmi...

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