ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Vent, Not a Scheme

A Vent, Not a Scheme B L Maheshwari THE author of the book is an insider with 20 years in business and with many successes to his credit. Townsend knows both the strengths and the weaknesses of organisations though he concentrates on the latter. He says that three common features of organisation men are that they are docile, they are bored, and they are dull. This is an intolerable state of affairs because: "If you're not in business for fun or profit what the hell are you doing here?". The author seems to feel that there is little one can do to make the large and complex organisations more tolerable, more interesting, and more productive, so he advises the organisation men to wage non-violent guerilla warfare within the organisations to subvert them. But he recognises that it will take millions of such subversives to make much difference. Where is he going to find the wanted revolutionaries among the ranks of these docile, bored and dull organisation men?

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