Management and Myths: Challenging Business Fads, Fallacies, and Fashions

This slim (172 pages) volume is a fun collection of short essays by a much-published professor of psychology at University College London. Nothing is sacred to Furnham, neither “Expensive Experts: The Consultant, the Trainer, and the Facilitator” (the subject of one essay) nor “Strategic Planning: Who Needs it?” (of another). Not that he is wholly a management skeptic; Furnham is, after all, a consultant to … [ Read more ]

The Case for Secrecy

“Money is a taboo topic in our society. Keep it that way.”

Should people in an organization know precisely what their co-workers are paid? …if one wants any peace at the office, secrecy is by far the best option.