The review in Strategy + Business

A huge Thank You to David Hurst, who reviewed Hannibal and Me in strategy + business, a management magazine published Booz & Company. It’s in the fall edition of the print magazine, but the web link is already up. An excerpt:

… The effect of this meticulously crafted structure on the reader is sometimes revelatory. You are riding along, enjoying the stories, when suddenly, in the shock of recognition that the ancient Greeks called anagnorisis, you realize that the story is about you and your organization, and a meaningful pattern emerges in what seemed like a series of inexplicable actions and random events. …

8 thoughts on “The review in Strategy + Business

  1. I used to think that I was the laziest blogger on the Web. I guess I was wrong.

    Moreover, I am shocked to recognize the phrase “shock of recognition” from the opening chapter to Damage by Josephine Hart (excellent novel, but the way; great movie as well):

    We may go through our lives happy or unhappy, successful or unfulfilled, loved or unloved, without ever standing cold with the shock of recognition, without ever feeling the agony as the twisted iron in our soul unlocks itself, and we slip at last into place.

    Anagnorisis. Sounds like an inflammation of some sort, doesn’t it?

    • I’ve been lazy indeed — as a BLOGGER. Eventually, that will change. Part of the reason is that I’m so busy with offline life in the new gig, part of it is that that gig is giving me so much I’d like to say about Germany and Europe that I would have to abandon the book thread on this blog.

      Anagnorisis: I thought it was a philosophical statement: neither a nag nor Isis.

  2. You said the paucity of entries on this blog of late is partly due to your “….new gig… me so much I’d like to say about Germany and Europe that I would have to abandon the book thread on this blog……”.

    Why not, then, start a companion blog, to be called “Man of Berlin”. Off you go now…….!!

    • I know you start new blogs all the time. But I don’t want to. It fragments attention, time, life…
      No, I’ve got plenty of venues for publishing my views already, so i’ll concentrate on those. In time, I WILL write about Germany — right here.

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