Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.
Man's greatest advances these last few generations have been made by the application of human intelligence to the management of matter. Now we are confronted by a more difficult problem, the application of intelligence to the management of human relations. Unless we can advance in that field also, the very instruments that man's intelligence has created may be the instruments of his destruction.
It is, of course, merely a truism to say that war, like other social or political evils, is the outcome of the bad management of human society, which is, in its turn, due to certain errors or deficiencies. But our task is to discern the sort of error or deficiency.
The producer. This is a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act.
Clearly, if it possible to have a self-regulating system that implicitly arranges its own stability, then this is of the keenest management interest.
Management problems are not respecters of the company organization, nor of the talents of the people appointed to solve them.
Certain management policies-stretching of credit resources, for example-may lead to great progress in good conditions; but, like the Grand Prix car in comparison with the Land Rover, they may not be robust enough to survive when the going gets tough.
The aim of management science is to display the best course of action in a given set of circumstances, and this must include all the circumstances.
A stochastic process is about the results of convolving probabilities-which is just what management is about, as well.
Policy-making, decision-taking, and control: These are the three functions of management that have intellectual content.
We want industry to be in the public sector, to change the power structure of our society...We have not yet carved out of public enterprise a wide enough area of management decision which ought properly to be brought within the ambit of the workers themselves.
It was to do with information management. The intention was to dramatise it.