Note to self:

Why does every new management theorist seem to want to outdo Chairman Mao in calling for perpetual havoc on the old order? Very simply, because all economic organizations involve at least some degree of power, and power always pisses people off. That is the human condition. At the end of the day, it isn’t a new world order that the management theorists are after; it’s the sensation of the revolutionary moment. They long for that exhilarating instant when they’re fighting the good fight and imagining a future utopia. What happens after the revolution—civil war and Stalinism being good bets—could not be of less concern.

Matthew Stewart via Dennis Howlett

 

One thought on “Note to self:

  1. What happens after the revolution? Before, during and after it's politics. To claim one is being revolutionary is sheer arrogance. Depending your perspective one persons revolution is anothers reactionary trope. Hence the conclusion it's down to politics and indeed power, pure and simple.

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