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Managers Not MBAs by Henry Mintzberg

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6WRONG CONSEQUENCES IVCorruption of Social Institutions

Perfection of means and confusion of goals sees in my opinion to characterize our age.

—ALBERT EINSTEIN

Ihave been developing a central point in a series of steps: This seemingly innocent degree, to prepare people for the practice of management, actually does no such thing and in fact has a corrupting effect where it does have influence. This begins in the educational process and passes into the practice of managing and the organizations where that happens. Now I shall discuss where it ends and where these effects may be the most destructive: in society at large.

Here the discussion shifts from the economic consequences to the social ones, which I believe significantly influence ...

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