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Friday
Apr142006

Why Blog?

I always wanted to write a book. I thought of writing a business book but I realised that "The Art of War" said it all. I started a project management book with a friend but the publisher didn't want originality. A novel ... No ideas.

I posted a couple blogs on the internet to let off steam at the pointless nonsense that management gurus have conned our largest corporations to waste their time and money on. This made me realise that my major contribution to the management arts was not a great insight, though I'm sure I have had many, but the rant.

Most managers seem to be able to put up with the rubbish that their bosses spout. They don't just tolerate it, they act on it, without anyone noticing the irony, they demonstrate the utter stupidity of their bosses notions. They don't laugh when the inevitable failure occurs, no they collude in the cover up. Despite the obvious they continue to proclaim the beauty of the emperor's new clothes.

What do I do? I point out of the emperor's nudity. I point out the emperor's hairy back. I rant.

It came to me, the rant is my great contribution to management. In fact, it is the foundation of my talent as a leader. I rant to demonstrate that you don't have to put up with it. You can do what common-sense tells you. You don't have to acquiesce. You don't have to be a sycophant. You can be your own person, but there will be a price ...

Is the blog the rant? No, the rant happens in real life. The blog records and explains the rant. In the heat of the rant, there may not be much logic apparent. The rant is caused by a clash of rationalities - my rationality and corporate logic. The blog is my post rationalisation.

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