Re: Intro -- Gene Bellinger and Question LO81
Sat, 11 Feb 1995 19:40:16 -0500

In response to:

Subj: Intro -- Gene Bellinger and Question LO64
Date: 95-02-11 14:30:25 EST

Oh yes! Finally some comments on the worthlessnes of so many of the "fad"
books of the last few decades, especially the last ten years. Isn't it funny
that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

The few theories of any merit will remain. Unfortunately, the damage of the
hype that Peters, Hammer, Champy, bring to the world of management
through their "books" stay around just long enough to do damage. Damage to
the advances made to systems and organizations that have been gained by using
the sound advice of our time- tested theorists and practitioners. Then
abolished through the bastardization of the theories from the authors
mentioned above. Maybe these books should come with some kind of warning