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The Gervais Principle

From the Economist:

Satire and idealism have been the yin and yang of management wisdom for nearly a century. Emerging humor by pioneers such as Randall Munroe of xkcd, High Macleod of Gaping Void and the creative team behind “The Office” reveal many things about the landscape of human potential that earnest and idealistic management books generally miss. Could it be that how we make fun of work is actually the most serious subject in management thinking?

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