UK: THE BUSINESS OF BOOK-LEARNING.

UK: THE BUSINESS OF BOOK-LEARNING. - Snapshots from Hell, The Making of an MBA by Peter Robinson. Nicholas Brealey; 286pp; £9.99 paperback.

by Sir Geoffrey Chandler, former director-general of NEDO andnow chairman of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, reflects onthe education of managers.

Snapshots from Hell, The Making of an MBA by Peter Robinson. Nicholas Brealey; 286pp; £9.99 paperback.

Drivers have licences, doctors seven years' training and the Hippocratic Oath, businessmen the seat of their pants. And pants can be very successful. The history of business and industry is starred with self-made figures whose lack of formal education, abundant determination and acute intuition are part of the folklore. It is a folklore which dies hard. Even in a computer age, business criticises education rather than seeing itself as a means to its improvement and believes that training should be voluntary rather than imposed.

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