I find James Common’s blog “Common By Nature” consistently thought-provoking and interesting, and this rather ruminative post is no exception.
It is interesting to read his thoughts on studying “management”, not necessarily something he would have envisaged. I would have thought the same myself. And while I still share some of the beliefs about the downside of managerial bureaucratic society articulated in some of the Alastair MacIntyre quotes I shared here a while back, I would also say that as time goes by the importance of “management” becomes clearer. The thing is, is it a skill that can be taught, or a practice based on a combination of experience, wisdom and some intellectual foundation.