The Age of Heretics: Heroes, Outlaws, and the Forerunners of Corporate Change

The Age of Heretics Heroes Outlaws and the Forerunners of Corporate Change A magisterial cultural history this book tells the story of the sixties revolution for freedom self expression and high ideals as it occurred not in the streets but in business Through a series of

A magisterial cultural history, this book tells the story of the sixties revolution for freedom, self expression, and high ideals as it occurred not in the streets, but in business Through a series of compelling stories, most never before told, Kleiner introduces readers to the visionary people who believed passionately that corporations could be the center not only of pA magisterial cultural history, this book tells the story of the sixties revolution for freedom, self expression, and high ideals as it occurred not in the streets, but in business Through a series of compelling stories, most never before told, Kleiner introduces readers to the visionary people who believed passionately that corporations could be the center not only of power, but of truth, freedom, and equality.

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  1. maybe because it was written in the late 80s-90s he lacked perspective for the later chapters? it turned into a mess of history and lost it's flow after such a great beginning.

  2. Okay, I read this book purely for research purposes, and my reading was heavily influenced by those purposes: I was on the look out for managerial nonsense-speak, rather than a deep story. But Kleiner tells a good story about, in essence, how one very small group of post-war researchers suggested that employees would be happier and work better if they were (made to feel that they were) involved in the running of a company. He tells it at something enormous length--this is really an essay masquer [...]

  3. Okay, full disclosure: The author is a long-time client and, I hope, a friend. But I liked this book in its first edition and the second one is even better. I really appreciate his analogy that corporate management theory is at the level of medicine before the discovery of the circulation of the blood. I do think Art is helping to move the field a bit past the use of leeches and other barber-surgeon techniques.

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