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Management of the absurd

paradoxes in leadership

by Richard Evans Farson

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Management,
  • Leadership

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Richard Farson ; foreword by Michael Crichton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD31 .F273 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination172 p. ;
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL792769M
    ISBN 100684800802
    LC Control Number95025346

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I love the company, the smell and the feel of books, as I leisurely browse and glance through the varied books I have collected over the years.