Gurus of business: “value adding” to big ticket items

Gurus of business: “value adding” to big ticket items

Critical Perspectives on Accounting 15 (2004) 134 Gurus of business: “value adding” to big ticket items Another plenary address. Guru in full stride...

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Critical Perspectives on Accounting 15 (2004) 134

Gurus of business: “value adding” to big ticket items Another plenary address. Guru in full stride. All faces forward Alternatively transfixed in rapture Or mystified reverence. No Matter. Like freshly suited peasants Flush with Unaccustomed lottery winnings, We are inexorably drawn To novelty, image, recipe And the broad sweep of panoramic promise, Again and again. From Taylor to Porter, Drucker to DeBono, They feed the five thousand. Delivering psychic surrealism For star fees. Experience may contradict, Perennial dissenters arise, Alluring alternatives take the stage, But worship is undisturbed— Reifying them, Both in citation And critique. For feet made of clay, The shoes are expensive. Excruciatingly so! Professor Lee Parker

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