Saturday, February 04, 2017

Lili's recommendation for the day

The Stupidity Paradox : The Power and Pitfalls of Functional Stupidity at Work
by Mats Alvesson and André Spicer

It looks at varieties of stupidity that are lifestyle choices or occupational hazards, not inborn disorders

It's alarming

It's funny

It's psychological

It's a business book

It appears to be based on scientific evidence

It's written by professors at universities

So far it's been unremittingly negative on every page

The authors would be sacked from most jobs for being half as negative as this

It's one of those books that busts the brightly-coloured balloons full of hot air

It's the best book I've read all year

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