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Management of the absurd

Richard Evans Farson

Management of the absurd

paradoxes in leadership

by Richard Evans Farson

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Published by Touchstone in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Management,
  • Leadership

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesParadoxes in leadhership.
    Statementby Richard Farson ; foreword by Michael Crichton.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination172 p. ;
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21631637M
    ISBN 100684830442
    ISBN 109780684830445
    OCLC/WorldCa36632336

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