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greekdefaultwatch@gmail.com Natural gas consultant by day, blogger on the Greek economy by night. Trained as an economist and political scientist. I believe in common sense and in data, and my aim is to offer insight written in language that is clear and convincing.

26 September 2005

Harvard geese

Lucy Kellaway, of the Financial Times, writes today:

“On a perfectly normal day at Harvard a couple of weeks ago, a dozen future leaders of the world sat in a circle and cried: honk! honk! honk! For an hour or so these 12 stopped being second-year masters students at the Kennedy School of Government. They became geese.

And yet the goose story at Harvard still manages to shock. It shows that a sharp brain and a huge amount of education are no protection against management stupidity. When America’s pre-eminent graduate school of politics starts honking it is time to admit that intelligence can no longer triumph over claptrap.”

It’s a wonderful column, with many more insights; but I just couldn’t resist quoting this part.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Peter said...

What? Could you clarify your fowl post/quote, please?

1:06 AM  

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