'We hear business bullshit all day. But few know how it started, where it comes from or what to do about it. Andre Spicer is funny and clever on the topic and we badly need his practical wisdom to win through.' — Margaret Heffernan
'Anybody familiar with corporate life will find this book extremely amusing—until realizing that it is dead serious. The battle against bullshit is one worth fighting, even if you lose it. Read Spicer’s book, and engage.' — Professor Martin Gargiulo, INSEAD
'We live in an age of rising panic surrounding the status of truth in our politics and society. In this brilliant polemic, Andre Spicer demonstrates that our economy has long tolerated empty sloganeering and meaningless jargon, making a small minority of gurus and consultants very rich, but leaving the vast majority of us with a sense of deep pointlessness.' — William Davies, Reader in Political Economy, Goldsmiths
'Thorough and entertaining: Spicer's mirror for managers.
Spicer is one of these rare business academics who really understands business but also manages to maintain a healthy distance. This enables him to hold up a mirror to managers as few people can. In an insightful and entertaining way, he exposes nonsense in the world of business -- of which there is plenty. However, what I liked best about the book is that he doesn't stop there: he also carefully explains why it persists in companies. This is important, because it enables managers who grasp his analysis to cut out the costly bullshit from their firms, improve their organisations in the process, and create a competitive advantage.' — Freek Vermeulen, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business Schoolshow more