Another non-environmental wonder

Andrew Hill of FT Management fame reviews a new book that almost passes entirely as satire; really, it's all in the name - Calculating Success - but several gems of its contents deserve special airing.
  • The book is organised around a fictional business entitled just 'Corp'
  • As a solution to lack of leadership support within 'Corp', the book's authors state that "an employee’s commitment to her job derives from her experiences interacting with leaders through the filter of her own motivation and needs.”
  • The authors of the book all used to be 'human capital' consultants for IBM
If Don DeLillo penned a work of fiction as a sequel to his last tour-de-force about the emptiness of the business vortex - Cosmopolis - this would be it.

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