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About the Author
Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He was selected as Distinguished Scholar for the year 2000 by the Academy of Management and won its George R. Terry Award for the best book of 1995 ("The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning"). Two of his articles in the Harvard Business Review have won the coveted McKinsey prizes. He has served as President of the Strategic Management Society, is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (the first from a management faculty), and has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Mintzberg is the author of fourteen books. He was recently ranked #9 in The Wall Street Journal's Top 20 Business Thinkers and #16 on "The Thinkers 50" -- a list published in the Financial Times of "the world's most important and influential business thinkers."
"Henry Mintzberg's views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys."
--The Observer "Over the years I have asked many groups of managers what happened the day they became managers. First I get puzzled looks and then shrugs. Nothing, they report. You are supposed to figure it out--like sex, I suppose, usually with the same dire initial consequences. And from there, while we can find plenty of effective managers--if we can figure out what that means--we see a great deal of dysfunctional and often bizarre managerial behavior too. The costs are immense."