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.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/backgroundbriefing/stories/2009/2526727.htm