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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Slip Sliding Away

Lit a fire yesterday and read "Fiasco", which doesn't leave you feeling all that cosy. Setting aside the geopolitical consequences for a moment, this story could be read in the future as a management textbook. It's got lots of the features of your standard corporate catastrophe: delusional management crossing their fingers and hoping, a belief that sheer expenditure can solve all problems, an executive class so keen to avoid the mistakes of the last conflict that they drift into a whole new set and - don't laugh - an over-reliance on PowerPoint.