BOOKS: Three of a kind - Desperately seeking inspiration

BOOKS: Three of a kind - Desperately seeking inspiration - SHAKESPEARE ON MANAGEMENT

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

SHAKESPEARE ON MANAGEMENT

Paul Corrigan

Kogan Page pounds 16.99

Corrigan's prose does not rise to the challenge set by Shakespeare's plays. It is not enough to say that Macbeth proves that 'ambition is a very dangerous thing with which to be walking round an organisation'. Decent management advice, bad literary criticism. (Of minor interest)

FICTIONS OF BUSINESS

Robert A Brawer

John Wiley pounds 10.95

Finding business lessons in literature, Brawer has nearly written a great book. But he draws odd conclusions, not least that Richard Roma, David Mamet's devious real estate salesman in Glengarry Glen Ross, is a role model. (Of minor interest)

THE HEART AROUSED

David White

The Industrial Society pounds 12.99[QQ]The boldest attempt to use literature in work. David Whyte is a poet (and impressive public performer) whose text does not always capture the excitement or relevance of the poetry. But at times it's an inspiring read. (Could be useful)

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