Spend Matters Friday Latte

NO TIME TRAVEL IN CHINA.
China bans time travel for television -- New guidelines issued on March 31 discourages plot lines that contain elements of "fantasy, time-travel, random compilations of mythical stories, bizarre plots, absurd techniques, even propagating feudal superstitions, fatalism and reincarnation, ambiguous moral lessons, and a lack of positive thinking."

Solutions without thinking.
Scientific management's unscientific grounding: the Management Myth -- Matthew Stewart, who went from a PhD in philosophy to an unhappy career as a management consultant, lays into the "science" of management, from its historical roots to the vacuity of its modern-day practice. On the way, he indicts the MBA program as a largely pointless exercise, and accuses business consultants of blindly applying simpleminded heuristics and deploying "obfuscatory jargon" to cover their pointlessness.

Poor Borders.
Bitter Borders Compilation -- At least it's justified bitterness manifesting in the form of some awesome passive aggression.

- Sheena Moore

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