The Witch Doctors: What the Management Gurus are Saying, why it Matters and how to Make Sense of it

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Mandarin, 1997 - Management - 320 pages
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A critique of management theory and the gurus who promote it. The authors, who spent two years travelling through Britain, the USA and the Far East, studying companies as they struggled to manage themselves, sort through the muddle of modern management theory and aim to explain it in plain English.

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Hold you nose and grit your teeth as John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge take you on a tour through the buzzword word ridden world of the modern management guru. Like televangelists, these modern ... Read full review

The witch doctors: making sense of the management gurus

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The authors, both writers for the Economist, provide here an excellent criticism of the gurus of management theory, including Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, John Naisbitt, Kenichi Ohmae, Ted Levitt, John ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Both John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge were educated at Oxford and went on to work for "The Economist," John Micklethwait has overseen the magazine's Los Angeles and New York bureaus and is now its U.S. editor. Adrian Wooldridge has served as West Coast correspondent, social-policy correspondent, and management editor, and is currently Washington, D.C., correspondent. Together, they have coauthored three books, "The Witch Doctors, A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation," and "The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea,

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