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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1st Edition edition (Aug. 30 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576753409
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576753408
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #359,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“One of the most original minds in management.”
—Fast Company

“Henry Mintzberg's views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys.”
The Observer

“Over the years I have asked many groups of managers what happened the day they became managers. First I get puzzled looks and then shrugs. Nothing, they report. You are supposed to figure it out—like sex, I suppose, usually with the same dire initial consequences. And from there, while we can find plenty of effective managers—if we can figure out what that means—we see a great deal of dysfunctional and often bizarre managerial behavior too. The costs are immense.”
Henry Mintzberg

About the Author

Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal and the winner of awards from the most prestigious academic and practitioner institutions in management (Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management, Association of Management Consulting Firms, and others). He is the author of fifteen books, including Managers Not MBAs, Strategy Safari, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, and Mintzberg on Management, and is a founding partner of For more information on his activities, visit

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