If “stripping bare” means taking off the old varnish, Jo Owen succeeds in baring management to a delightfully ruthless degree. He isn’t satisfied merely to proclaim that the boardroom emperor has no clothes. No, he catalogs, in encyclopedic A to Z style, every managerial fad, self-aggrandizing procedure and hypocritical impulse. Lest you think he’s irreverent just for the fun of it, he also offers insightful options for managing the daggers and dangers of corporate life. He doesn’t just tear down, he builds up. If truth is indeed the heart of all humor, this honest book will leave you snickering in your cubicle or corner suite. Owen offers real-world solutions (while admitting they may be no better than anyone else’s). Stripping bare is fine, if you go back and apply a new-and-improved coat of varnish. Owen does just that in the process of sharing some lessons business school skipped.
About the Author
As CEO of Auvian Partners, Jo Owen has invested 20 years working for international companies. He's lived in the U.S., the U.K., Europe and Japan, and has collaborated with some of the world's leading business school professors.