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Reader’s Guide: The (Delicate) Art of Bureaucracy

A companion reader’s guide to the book The (Delicate) Art of Bureaucracy: Digital Transformation with the Monkey, the Razor, and the Sumo Wrestler. 

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Mark Schwartz, author of leadership classics A Seat at the Table and The Art of Business Value, reveals a new (empowering) model for the often soul-shattering, frustrating, Kafkaesque nightmare we call bureaucracy. Through humor, a healthy dose of history and philosophy, and real-life examples from his days as a government bureaucrat, Schwartz shows IT leaders (and the whole of business) how to master the ways of the Monkey, the Razor, and the Sumo Wrestler to create a lean, learning, and enabling bureaucracy.

This companion reader’s guide to the book The (Delicate) Art of Bureaucracy includes chapter summaries, chapter-by-chapter discussion questions, and themes. Perfect addition to use in your own book club or to expand your understanding of the material.

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Mark Schwartz, author of leadership classics A Seat at the Table and The Art of Business Value, reveals a new (empowering) model for the often soul-shattering, frustrating, Kafkaesque nightmare we call bureaucracy. Through humor, a healthy dose of history and philosophy, and real-life examples from his days as a government bureaucrat, Schwartz shows IT leaders (and the whole of business) how to master the ways of the Monkey, the Razor, and the Sumo Wrestler to create a lean, learning, and enabling bureaucracy.

This companion reader’s guide to the book The (Delicate) Art of Bureaucracy includes chapter summaries, chapter-by-chapter discussion questions, and themes. Perfect addition to use in your own book club or to expand your understanding of the material.