Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quote of the Day

The lower the rank of managers, the more they know about fewer things. The higher the rank of managers, the less they know about many things.

- Russell L. Ackoff and Herbert J. Addison, Management f-LAWS

2 Comments:

At 8:54 AM, Anonymous Dan Richwine said...

Reminds me of the joke about the difference between a specialist and a generalist:

A specialist knows more and more about less and less until finally he knows everything about nothing.

A generalist knows less and less about more and more until finally he knows nothing about everything.

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Dan,

I like that. And both the specialist and the generalist can find a career in management consulting!

Michael

 

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