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Emperor's new clothes

The suits may be new but the managerial claptrap as exemplified by Michael Friedenberg is as old as time itself. How often have we heard over the decades, proclaimed by successive Dear Leaders, that the goals and objectives “reflect a sharp customer focus and the ambition to simplify, modernize and grow our business, while making sure we enhance our world-class journalism and maintain our steadfast commitment to the Trust Principles”? Just think back 27 years to Brian Vaughan’s disastrous and super-expensive series of “vision” conferences.

It’s not “new suits,” it’s the emperor’s new clothes. ■