Can the Management Gurus’ lead us to Nirvana?
A Guru was once cynically described as an expert who had reached the age of 50 without being found out. However we live today in the age of the Guru, with management Gurus being quoted not just by managers but by politicians and the media and being viewed as a celebrity sub species in their […]
Somebody at work once told me he was having ‘negative start-up synergy’. I, of course, asked him what that meant. It turns out he was just screwing things up badly. The hypothesis I’m proposing is we all need to take a stand against mindless management babble and confusing corporate jargon – it says the person […]
A Consultant Responds
The UK government spends nearly £2bn a year on external consultants, often without adequately measuring value for money, a committee of MPs has said. Whitehall spent £1.8bn of the public sector’s £2.8bn bill for 2005-6, a 33% rise in three years, the report said. Public Accounts Committee chairman Edward Leigh said tighter controls could save […]
HMV deserve to do badly!
HMV recently reported full year profits halved from the previous year. HMV’s deteriorating results will be no surprise to customers like me who have endured their ineptly managed retail proposition. Contrast the reality with the lardy dose of Management Consultant Guffitis delivered by Chief Executive Simon Fox when he was appointed over a year ago. […]