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dblwyo

Bob - if you've wondered why business creates so many messes let me assure you political dysfunction is not restricted to academics. The number of critical strategic decisions that were "won" by the division/executive with the most clout rather than the most logic, and the resultant terrible consequences for many thousands or more, should astound you. Sadly they will likely not.
To that end I've always found Niccolo's "Prince" to be a great tactical manual and his "Discourse on the Republic" to be the perfect strategic bookend. An interesting conceptual framework is Mancur Olson's "Power and Prosperity" and my own feeble attempts to capture and employ the insights to analyzing political change strategies are encapsulated here: Changes and Challenges: a New Year Unlike Most Others (http://tinyurl.com/72ddnm )

dblwyo

Bob - if you've wondered why business creates so many messes let me assure you political dysfunction is not restricted to academics. The number of critical strategic decisions that were "won" by the division/executive with the most clout rather than the most logic, and the resultant terrible consequences for many thousands or more, should astound you. Sadly they will likely not.
To that end I've always found Niccolo's "Prince" to be a great tactical manual and his "Discourse on the Republic" to be the perfect strategic bookend. An interesting conceptual framework is Mancur Olson's "Power and Prosperity" and my own feeble attempts to capture and employ the insights to analyzing political change strategies are encapsulated here: Changes and Challenges: a New Year Unlike Most Others (http://tinyurl.com/72ddnm ).

Rick

Bob--having some experience in reading Pfeffer and you (and the two of you in collaboration), I find it easy to conclude that Pfeffer's insights are worthy of study, and his comedic talents, in comparison, allow you to seem as if funny.

Thankfully, the two of you work so well in your collaborative efforts, as well as creating thought-provoking works independently, that I still read you both, and will continue to do so!

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