"A timely guide for surviving and keeping one's sanity in the dysfunctional work environments which have become all too common in the 21st century." (Lawrence Mantrone, Founder and Managing Director at Adaptyze LLC, and Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Professional Studies)
Stop Managing Start Thinking delivers a vault's worth of disruption. It skewers the "friendly fascism" of corporate culture. It confronts the dis-economies of scale directly; and it challenges fallacies of all kinds, from deadlines to multitasking.
With clarity and pragmatism, this anonymous author dares you to abandon the fog of orthodoxy and dares you to drag yourself out of the vortex of inefficiency. Plenty of blame is placed on all the forces against thinking, which have too long corrupted human productivity, but no industry is spared in this merciless dissection of modern management.
Unlike other management books you won't find lists of items to memorize or classroom style instruction. It's specifically designed to get you thinking and provides valuable insights into the mind of people - be that someone with "manager" in their title or someone managing their own "projects". It affirms what you probably have been thinking about modern management and offers excellent advice on how to excel in that environment. It's a really good book that will give you a birds eye view at the absurdity of modern management. I also found it extra helpful as it's written by someone in the same industry. I highly recommend for any professional.