Harvard Business Review has been listening to me after all. On June 24, 2010, I wrote a blog post, with tongue in cheek (I thought) showing why HBR was rushing headlong towards the 20th Century. The July-August 2010 issue was supposedly about “the effective organization”. Unfortunately I detected signs that it was really about “the effective organization of 1965.”
Now to confirm my insight, the headline manager that the December 2010 issue of HBR highlights and recommends for emulation: of all people, the godfather of the Edsel, the architect of the Vietnam War and the man who turned the World Bank into a bureacracy: Robert McNamara.
Want to create the effective organization of 1965? HBR will show you how!