Intro to Mgt

Intro. to Mgt., Welcome to Abilene & Brave New World!

Resources:                   Syllabus, Jerry Harvey's Definition of Cheating, Class Lecture - Whiteboard Notes, Class Video Lectures

Class Meeting Times: Fridays, 9:30-12:20pm, online

Live Online Access:

             Zoom Meeting ID:        656 027 5446                  Passcode: udc

Video Conference Policy

Student Support:       Hany Makhlouf Academic Center for Student Support

Office Hours:              Before/after class, and by appointment (online, day, evenings, and weekends)

Course Readings:


The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business, ISBN: 0674940520, Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

Obedience to Authority (1983), Stanley Milgram (free on Google), free downloadable PDF (in UDC Library on Reserve)


1984, George Orwell

Out of the Crisis, W. Edwards Deming (in UDC Library on Reserve)

The Broken Heart: The Medical Consequences of Loneliness, James J. Lynch

The Principles of Scientific Management, Frederick Taylor

A General Theory of Bureaucracy, Elliott Jaques

On the Psychology of Military Incompetence, Norman Dixon (in UDC Library)

A General Theory of Bureaucracy, Elliott Jaques

A Cry Unheard: New Insights into the Medical Consequences of Loneliness, James J. Lynch (in UDC Library on Reserve)

Organization, Wilfred Brown

The Abilene Paradox and Other Meditations on Management, Jerry B. Harvey (in UDC Library on Reserve)

Swatting Flies and Telling Lies: Stories of a Mad Organizational Consultant, Jerry B. Harvey

Executive Leadership: A Practical Guide to Managing Complexity, Elliott Jaques

It's All About Work: Organizing Your Company To Get Work Done, Clement

Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Hannah Arendt

Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm

Our Own Worst Enemy, Norman F. Dixon

How Come Every Time I Get Stabbed in the Back My Fingerprints Are on the Knife? And Other Meditations on Management, Jerry Harvey

The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace, M. Scott Peck

People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil, M. Scott Peck

Requisite Organization, Elliott Jaques

Social Power and the CEO, Elliott Jaques

Narcissistic Leaders: Who Succeeds and Who Fails, Michael Maccoby

The Leaders We Need, Michael Maccoby

Accountability Leadership: How to Strengthen Productivity Through Sound Managerial Leadership, Gerald A. Kraines

The Prince, Nicolo Machiavelli (free on Google Books)

The Art of War, Sun Tzu (author), Samuel Griffith (translator)

The Age of Fallibility, George Soros

The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business, Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory--A Clear Explanation that Anyone Can Understand, Albert Einstein

Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl

Unhealthy Societies: The Afflictions of Inequality, Richard G. Wilkinson

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, Ricks

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs, Muhammad Yunus

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, Michio Kaku

The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

Fear No Evil, Natan Sharansky

Mutual Aid: A Factor in Evolution, Peter Kropotkin

Animal Farm, George Orwell

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Professor's Contact Information:

(202) 274-7040

Skype:   sergeygw