Gary Hamel

Too often the business world can identify a successful approach only when it sees it. The random odds of success or failure are as significant as their strategies. It’s not unusual for a company to hire bright 29-year-old McKinsey consultants and ignore the knowledge and expertise of its own 29-year-old employees.

Stuart Crainer

Management is a magpie science, picking up pieces of wisdom from all over the place, and managers are natural magpies, picking up pearls of wisdom where they find them.

Guru Nation

Management gurus, including Stephen Covey, Tom Peters and Gary Hamel, are making millions by promising companies that their techniques and insights can improve productivity and make the most of human capital. Whether they really deliver on those promises is another issue.