O&M Five-Year Anniversary
| Peter Klein |
O&M went live exactly five years ago, 25 April 2006. Since then we’ve run 2,549 posts and hosted 7,375 comments, most of them insightful and informative. How to celebrate? We are not as self-aggrandizing as some, so here’s a low-key approach. First, the all-time most popular posts, in descending order:
- Management Journal Impact Factors 2008
- PhD Candidate Shortage in Accounting
- Agency Theory in Management
- Method versus Methodology
- Physics Envy and All That
- Agency Theory and Intrinsic Motivation
- 21 Economic Models Explained
- The University of Phoenix and the Economic Organization of Higher Education
- Management Journal Impact Factors 2005
- The SWOT Model May Be Wrong
- Design Puzzles
- Is Entrepreneurship a Factor of Production?
- Porter’s Five Forces, Updated
- Econ Courses at Open Yale
- Four Theories of Profit
- Summary of Dodd-Frank Act
- Market-Based Management
- Why Study the Humanities?
- Accounting: A Brief History
- Funny Professor Names
- Taxes al Carbon
- Keynesian Economics in Four Paragraphs
- The New Bashing of Economics: The Case of Management Theory
- One Part of the Financial Sector Is Still Growing
- Management Journal Impact Factors 2009
- In Praise of the US Auto Industry
- How Does Management Affect Capabilities?
- Management Journal Impact Factors 2006
- March & Simon: Early Socialist Calculation Revisionists
- Do We Need a Project Project?
- Has Corporate Corruption Increased?
- Coase and the Myth of Fisher Body
- The Logic of Appropriateness
- John Nash’s Dissertation
- The History of Marketing
- The Hawthorne Effect Revisited
- What Would Hayek Say?
- Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road: Strategic Management Edition
- How to Read an Academic Article
Second, a purely subjective list of some of our favorite comments:
“I am sorry I am boring. I find that the kind of off-hand nastiness in your comment illustrates why, on the whole, too many academics have the reputation as being nasty, arrogant, and put down artists. I guess you are just following occupational norms, but I wonder the value.” — Bob Sutton
“[Y]ou clowns sound like you still believe the nonsense of all those arrogant Harvard MBAs .. your own beloved [sic] GW Bush is one of them.” — David Arthur
“Nicolai, baby, . . . while it might be logically true that you didn’t claim any of the things I suggested, you actually ‘claimed’ very little. You linked to a book none of us seem to have read, slapped on a headline you regularly use to condemn stuff (sometimes quite rightly), and proclaimed you were ‘speechless’.” — Alf Rehn
“Regarding the comment of having outgrown Objectivism, first of all this is no argument — some people become more stupid as they grow older.” — Tibor Machan
“On my honor, I promise to strip assets, gut human capital, and hollow out long-term productive capabilities in order to massage the quarterly numbers and game my bonus! So help me, Al Dunlap.” — Kevin Carson
And my personal favorite:
“What is apparent is that you focus your ‘quasi-academic’ mind… or what little you have of it… on other people’s opinions. Most call that HATING. Your opinions, snobbty white guy, are just as inane and stupid. After reading some of your blogs, might I suggest some add’l schooling? You really think that you can sit around and act like the ultimate thinker with every answer to any problem that has ever existed. In reality, you are a mumbnut. You WISH you could graduate from MIT (my alma mater). A brain like yours will one day depend on a brain like mine to get you by as a Senior Citizen. So, be nice. There will come a day when your OLD ASS will be needing someone to push the wheelchair. Hopefully, for you, I won’t be anywhere near a cliff.” — “Marcia”
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