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A Little Book of F-Laws
A Little Book of F-Laws

A Little Book of F-Laws

13 Common Sins of Management


36 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.00 (US $10.00) (CA $14.00)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9780955008115

Rights: US & CA

Triarchy Press Ltd (Sep 2019)

Price: $10.00


The 13 f-LAWS featured in this little red book are an introduction to Ackoff's thinking about management. Russell Ackoff, who died in 2009, was one of the world's leading business thinkers and one of the founding fathers of Systems Thinking. His Management f-Laws (a term coined by Ackoff) expose the conventions and laws of management the hierarchies and power struggles, the ineptitudes and time-wasting, the prejudices and careless thinking as flaws of management: all of which hinder successful strategies for organizational change and development.

Author Biography

The late Russell L. Ackoff was the Anheuser-Busch Emeritus Professor of Management Science at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. A founding member of the Institute of Management Sciences, his work in consulting and education involved more than 350 corporations and 75 government agencies in the United States and beyond. Management grandee, he was ranked 26 in a recent list of the world's most influential business thinkers.