Summary of Death to All Sacred Cows
How successful businesses put the old rules out to pasture
Yesterday’s business maxims do not apply to today’s world. Free your mind.
Conventional wisdom isn’t always wise. In fact, cynics would say it never is, and an examination of history indicates that they have a good case. Ideas that were formerly so highly regarded that they weren’t even open to question or criticism now seem wrong or even downright silly. For example, people no longer believe that the world is flat, that gods live on mountaintops and that the devil is the source of disease. In this engaging book, authors and marketing executives David Bernstein, Beau Fraser and Bill Schwab debunk similar grizzled concepts that the business world has long considered holy writ. getAbstract recommends this witty, perceptive book to anyone who is willing to look at old business dogma in new ways. Before you pick it up, check your old assumptions, tired verities and nutty nostrums at the front door.
In this summary, you will learn
- What is a business world “sacred cow”;
- Why these no longer work; and
- How to eliminate sacred cows from the workplace.
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