If Einstein Wrote a Management Book

19 February 2008 at 11:29 am 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

It might look like this (via Newmark). Einsteinisms like “imagination is more important than knowledge,” “not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted,” and “whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matter” are pithy, to be sure, but not very operational. And Einstein did not seem to understand economics very well.

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  • 1. J.Lo  |  19 February 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Pithiness aside, Einstein at least asked some questions that seem far more important than whatever answers he might (or might not) have had. I’m generally against buying into what Einstein or Tony Soprano might have to say about management, but I think it’s worth taking on the points rather than the tone.

  • 2. Rafe Champion  |  19 February 2008 at 10:45 pm

    I don’t know about the tone but the points that he made about economic policy look like a collection of the most ignorant and destructive prejudices that one could imagine. Plant those ideas in enough heads and the rest is history. The history of the 20th century. What is the latest body count for the various forms of socialism and statism that we have experienced in the last 100 years? Including the African kleptocracies.

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