MBA: Mostly bloody awful

I’ve been listening to this absolutely fantastic pull-no-punches podcast from Australian Broadcasting Corp. about management culture, especially MBA management culture. It’s a wide ranging podcast touching on Taylorism, Outsourcing and the current financial crisis. It’s direct, scathing and totally on the money. If I had to recommend just one podcast this year … then this would be it!

Something happened to management culture decades ago and now being a Master of Business Administration, especially from Harvard, is rather on the nose. MBA, it’s being said, can also stand for ‘Mediocre but Arrogant’, or ‘Management by Accident’. Reporter, Stephen Crittenden.