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Setting the Stage: Introductory Problems 1. A major purpose of this course is to enable you to "manipulate" your work environment and the people within it more effectively. Is it ethical to "manipulate" your work environment and the people within it? 2. The following quote is from Managing by Harold Geneen (former CEO of ITT). Theory G: You cannot run a business, or anything else, on a theory. Theories are like those paper hoops I remember from the circuses of my childhood. They seemed so solid until the clown crashed through them. Then you realized that they were paper-thin and that there was little left after the event; the illusion was gone. In more than fifty years in the business world, I must have read hundreds of books and thousands of magazine articles and academic papers on how to manage a successful business. When I was young, I used to absorb and believe those theories and formulas propounded by professors and consultants. Their reasoning was always solid and logical, the grains of wisdom true and indisputable, the conclusions inevitable. But when I reached a position in the corporate hierarchy where I had to make decisions which governed others, I found
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course MIS 042 taught by Professor Herrin during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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