Monthly Archives: August 2010

Is Management Itself Becoming Obsolete?

The Wall Street Journal suggests that the whole concept of management may have reached a peak in the 20th century and may soon be headed for extinction. From scribes to typists to piling machine operators, occupations can find themselves obsolete. Will the ranks of managers required to organize and coordinate people and allocate resources be […]

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A Hurd Mentality … Small Lapses = Big Consequences?

Writing in HBR, Rosabeth Moss Kanter warns again the big traps in small lapses. “What were they thinking!?” turns out to have a number of explanations. Jefferey Pfeffer suggets that it’s another instance of a CEO thinking that the usual rules simply didn’t apply to him. Can an Oath be a factor in helping prevent […]

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On Journalism And Professional Ethics

This week, a fair amount of debate has arisen over The Economist‘s recent “Obama vs BP” cover. A photo of the U.S. President standing on a gulf shore was edited to make it appear that he was standing alone. The photo was taken by a Reuters photographer, and Reuters argues that it has a “a […]

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