May 2, 2006
News & Opinion: Even More on Hard Facts
I saw some posts giving the Pfeffer/Sutton book more love.
- Rob at Businesspundit says:
I bought Hard Facts, Dangerous Half Truths and Total Nonsense on a whim because I liked the title. It didn't disappoint. Unfortunately, the book doesn't provide any clear simple aphorism you can use to run your business. I know that is the style with business books these days, but in this one you don't learn management by walking around, the five traits of great leaders or who moved your cheese. You learn to be skeptical. You learn that most business *facts* are half-truths. You learn that business is ultimately situational and that leaders should be more analytical and less dependent on management-by-witty-sayings.
- The Leading Blog pulls seven points from a Standford Social Innovation Review article.
- There is a video of Jeff and Bob on the Jackson Library (Stanford Graduate School of Business) website (16:32).
- IT Conversations has an audio interview with Bob and Jeff (23:10).
- BusinessWeek wrote a review too.