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Henry Mintzberg's Managers Not MBAs: A Hard Look At The Soft Practice Of Managing And Management Development (1576752755, $27.95) is no light reading: it takes a hard and critical look at the practices of managing and management development, providing a critique of how managers are mis-educated and how their policies don't translate to the average workplace reality. Chapters pinpoint the problems inherent in conventional MBA MBA
Master of Business Administration
Noun 1. MBA - a master's degree in business
Master in Business, Master in Business Administration programs and concepts, from an overemphasis o·ver·em·pha·size
tr. & intr.v. o·ver·em·pha·sized, o·ver·em·pha·siz·ing, o·ver·em·pha·siz·es
To place too much emphasis on or employ too much emphasis. on analysis to a distorted idea of how management may be practiced. Henry Mitzberg is a professor who has been name a Distinguished Scholar, among other awards: Managers Not MBAs attacks the fallacies This is a list of fallacies. Formal fallacies
Formal fallacies are arguments that are fallacious due to an error in their form or technical structure.
1. Dangerously fast: a breakneck pace.
2. Likely to cause an accident: a breakneck curve. Market--and What Every Investor Needs To Know About Financial Cycles (0060564-13X, $27.95) investigates the driving force behind the stock market from 1982-99--and uses it to illustrate basic concepts of financial cycles and forces underlying the market. From the origins and first years of the boom to behind-the-scenes Wall Street politics and economics, Bull! portrays not just politics and economics, but many of the moving figures of the times, from Alan Greenspan's wizardry wiz·ard·ry
n. pl. wiz·ard·ries
1. The art, skill, or practice of a wizard; sorcery.
a. A power or effect that appears magical by its capacity to transform: to James Cramer. Maggie Mahar is in the perfect position to provide this lively report: she was a financial journalist and an English professor at Yale, and provides a fine coverage of the financial market accessible to lay readers. Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder's Ideas Are Free: How The Idea Revolution Is Liberating lib·er·ate
tr.v. lib·er·at·ed, lib·er·at·ing, lib·er·ates
1. To set free, as from oppression, confinement, or foreign control.
2. Chemistry To release (a gas, for example) from combination. People And Transforming Organizations (1576752828, $24.95) advises managers on how to tap into the 'idea revolution' often fostered or instigated by their own employees. From simple ideas for saving time and money to new ways of doing or seeking business opportunities, Robinson and Schoreder's Ideas Are Free advocates recognizing employee ideas--and promoting them.