Review: Reengineering the Corporation–A Manifesto for Business Revolution

5 Star, Best Practices in Management, Change & Innovation

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5.0 out of 5 stars Replace It, Don’t Fix It,

April 8, 2000
Michael Hammer
Edit of 17 Apr 08 to add comment and links.

This was the original “reengineering” book and rather than summarize the components of his process I will just name the one big “no no” that the current leadership of the U.S. Intelligence Community is passively pursuing…the most frequently committed error: “Try to fix a process instead of changing it.”

New comment: Buckminster Fuller had it right: create new systems that displace the old ones. The emerging literature is full of examples. Below are ten links I consider relevant to displacing flawed industrial era organizations. See the literatures on social entrepreurship and on civilization building as well as green, sustainable design, etcetera.

The Manufacture of Evil: Ethics, Evolution and the Industrial System
Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West
Human Scale
Small Is Beautiful, 25th Anniversary Edition: Economics As If People Mattered: 25 Years Later . . . With Commentaries
Society’s Breakthrough!: Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
A Power Governments Cannot Suppress
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
Collective Intelligence: Mankind’s Emerging World in Cyberspace
Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

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