Re: Intro -- Gene Bellinger and Question LO94

Mon, 13 Feb 1995 09:08:27 -0600

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>In response to CAC6; LO64 snd LO81; putting
warning labels on the books would not work....getting to the
root of the need for the "quick fix" might.....the warning label is
a great idea...the problem is that only those who CARE enought
to read it will do that and those folks probably are not buying
the books. The books are there because WE WANT THEM! I
could not agree with you more about the terrible price we pay
for them.....and the immeasurable cost to us as a society.
Thanks for your thoughts............ Myrna Casebolt

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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 label.