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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - W. Stevens
Sometimes it is salutary to restate the obvious. That is essentially what this reasoned, imaginative and easily digested prescription for a modern management strategy accomplishes. I cheerfully predict you will begin to notice copies of this book in airport lounges across the country being devoured by the new generation of business go-getters.
"This corruption is the unavoidable result of the ascendant business and business leadership rationale, a mindset that over the past forty to fifty years has become increasingly strident and self-assured, indeed certain that it is the only basis for business leadership. That rationale claims that extrinsic rewards and results -- monetary rewards in particular -- are the sole reason for the organization's existence, and the people are, de facto, merely the means to that end. It doesn't matter if that extrinsic result is profit, market share, new products, or even helping the have-nots of the world," he argues.
The "transactional" ethos, he argues, is the root of the current corrupt dysfunction that grips the economy.