Russell Ackoff, “In Business: Doing It Wrong” (Flash audio), interview by Peter Day, BBC Radio 4, 2010/01/17

Russell Ackoff was interviewed in 2007, and with his passing in 2009, Peter Day put together a coherent digest of the master himself speaking on his ideas.

Russell Ackoff was a great subversive – a business school professor who thought that business schools were a block on management thinking and who delighted in pointing out the flaws in the way companies work. Before he died at the age of 90 in October 2009, this business rebel gave Peter Day some insights into his unconventional approach to getting things done.

Broadcast on: BBC Radio 4, 9:30pm Sunday 17th January 2010

Duration: 28 minutes
Available until: 12:00am Thursday 1st January 2099
Category: * Factual

After a few minutes of program introductions, Ackoff is interviewed on his ideas about systems thinking in management for about 16 minutes.  Then, Stefan Stern from the Financial Times describes why he was impressed with Ackoff’s thinking.  At the 20 minute point, Ackoff talks about the content published in the book on Management F-laws, and then at the 23 minute point, the conversation turns to management education.

BBC iPlayer – In Business: Doing It Wrong

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