When Peter Prevos and Ian Watson finished their MBA they had a nice hot cup of tea and asked each other: “What do we do now?”
And thus, one hot Australian afternoon in November 2009, The Half-Hour MBA was born.
The Half-Hour MBA explores the front lines of contemporary management, strategy and marketing. We believe that modern business thinking is contaminated with a large amount of humbug, which we seek to expose in a tongue-in-cheek manner. The Lucid Manager is the student in the back of the lecture room asking the hard questions.
At The Half-Hour MBA, we present valuable lessons (not ‘learnings’) on contemporary management thinking and provide a counter-point to the McManagement trend that is sweeping the globe.
We reflect critically on popular management theory and provide alternative views based on scientific research. Our articles give short insights into business related topics while our research page contains more comprehensive essays.
Governance is a popular topic in business studies. But is there a risk of it acting as an organisational chastity belt to replace trust? Positive workplace deviance is the enemy of the governators but...Read More
In medieval times, the jester played a significant role in influential circles. Jesters, a precursor to the modern-day clown, wore bright, motley-patterned costumes and entertained the rich and......Read More
Mister Spock: "What is it that makes one man an exceptional leader? We see indications that it's his negative side which makes him strong, that his evil side, if you will, properly controlled and disc...Read More
It was about 150 years ago that Charles Darwin made us realise that we have a lot in common with monkeys. Recent research has strenthened this idea by showing that middle management stress also occurs...Read More