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The Little Book of Management Bollocks [Paperback]

Alistair Beaton
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4 Jun 2001
Showing the same incisive and outrageous wit as in his previous books, where he first took on the self-help craze then New Labour's addiction to spin, Alistair Beaton now tackles the management gurus. Read this book and you will be transformed overnight into a successful modern manager, capable of talking authentic management bollocks at any hour of the day or night, because, let's face it, talking bollocks is what modern management is all about. Below are a few of the gems contained within THE LITTLE BOOK OF MANAGEMENT BOLLOCKS...RISK MANAGEMENT Improve risk management outcomes by never investing in anything. INSPIRING OTHERS As a manager, it's your job to inspire others. If there's nothing inspiring about you, just use fear instead.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (4 Jun 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743404130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743404136
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 8.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alistair Beaton is the author of several plays and is an experienced presenter and broadcaster. His longstanding interest in political comedy is reflected in such writing credits as NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS, DUNRULIN' and SPITTING IMAGE and two books, THE THATCHER PAPERS and DROP THE DEAD DONKEY 2000. He regularly appears on Radio 4's LOOSE ENDS.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
This book is a "must have" for anyone who has been through the ridiculous double speak of seminars, improvement programs and other management performance-enhancing BS and wants to throw up immediately following. It is a great pick-me-up for the over-babbled manager.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best book on MANAGEMENT ever..... 26 Aug 2004
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An excellent witty and intelligent insight into management. Its easy to read and contains gems such as:
On Motivation
If you ever assumed Money is the only motivational factor - think again. Fear is also important. Save money, Use Fear.
On information overload
Help employees who are suffering from information overload by not telling them anything.
On delegating
Learn the difference between delagating and dumping.Others dump. you delegate.
Very smart, clever, funny and not in the least bit cliched. Mr. Beaton has some stunning insights in the BLACK ART of management that are rarely communicated so well. I would thoroughly recommend it.
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116 of 125 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun in the office. 23 July 2002
Format:Paperback
If you're the kind of Manager this book parodies you'll hate it (assuming you understand it). If you're not, earn some brownie points with your staff by passing it around the office. I unpacked it at my desk and we all spent the rest of the day laughing along with the author who's obviously worked for our company at some time.
The short and sharp (barbed?) comments are ideal for reading while the computer your Management thinks is fast is opening the latest inspirational E Mail.
Some of it has become topical since it was written with some of the recent management failures and corporate scandals. My personal favourite is:
"You cannot gain professional respect if your personal integrity is damaged."
"Prevent damage to your personal integrity by leaving it at home in the mornings."
From its first Mission Statement to its last page, if you only get a laugh a minute from this book you're either already aspiring to Higher Management or you read very slowly.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Total Management Solution (ETMS) 1 Dec 2004
Format:Paperback
Forget the quick-fixing (management-friendly) One Minute Manager crap...Forget the constipated krud of 'Who moved my Cheese' - Mr. Beatons book is all you'll ever need for any entry-level management positions. A small book containing much wisdom as well as wit. If you know anything about management, office politics or shafting all those below you, you'll find this little book terrific. Fot those aspiring to an even higher understanding of management, read In Search Of Competence by Jack Feeney and How to cause Strees by Howard Edwards. All three are short, sweet, insightful, very funny and essential reading for anyone mildly or passionatly interested in management.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present 27 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
For my grandaughter we spend hours laughing at the various bosses we have had and now she is Manager ..this should help her avoid being one of those self centered and self centred managers we have all met who talk a load of b.......ks
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Little book 17 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback
It is a little book, maybe 75mm X 75mm.
Hilarious, with a twist of irony (if you work for a big organisation like I do).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good stocking filler 5 Nov 2013
By kirie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bought this as a little stocking filler and was impressed with it. Amusing little gift perfect for a secret santa or small pressie for a friend
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Book review 2 Aug 2012
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Purchased for a newly promoted manager to remember to not take it all so seriously. Does exactly what it says on the cover and filled with comments that make you smile. Pleased with it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars So much bollocks
My only complaint is that there is so much Management Bollocks how can you possibly get it all in a little book, but they have had a good try.
Published 18 days ago by Dav Evans
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Ok as stocking filler
Published 24 days ago by Anj
4.0 out of 5 stars looking for xmas prezzie?
great for prezzie
Published 26 days ago by Karen B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Management Bollocks
Purchased for a friend who likes this sort of humour. I liked it when I read it through.
Published 1 month ago by emerald
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun
Well needed a few jokes here and now so I got this little book and I have even used this in meetings sarcastically x
Published 1 month ago by Laila
4.0 out of 5 stars a gift.
I sent this as a gift so didnt see it myself but it had the desired effect for the receiver. It arrived in good time to his house and , I assume it was well packaged.
Published 2 months ago by Delbert.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny
Great read to remove the pomposity from management. Ideal additional pressie or stocking filler - secret santa for Christmas. Super
Published 4 months ago by pixie
5.0 out of 5 stars Tiny book
I didn't realise that this book was so tiny but that didn't matter. It arrived as promised and in good condition.
The price was good too.
Published 5 months ago by Krista
1.0 out of 5 stars The Little book of Management Bollocks.
My opinion is in the title, complete and utter B******s! What drivel, must have been written for the "American Market", never
managed to raise a smile, sent it to the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by fairysnow
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
As a stocking filler for my son in law, it kept him chuckling for a while. Good value, good service
Published 6 months ago by Mary Angela Black
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