10 Overrated Business Books (and What to Read Instead)

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6. Reengineering the Corporation

The entire premise--that a company is a machine--is ridiculous because you can't repair, much less "reengineer," a machine while it's actually running. The term "reengineering" became weasel talk for "layoffs," thereby putting a veneer of strategy over the reality of management failure.

Read this instead: "Nickel and Dimed," because it illustrates what the working world in the U.S. is like after decades of "reengineering."