The Management Contradictionary was written by Benjamin Marks, Rodney Marks, and Robert Spillane and published by Michelle Anderson Publishing: Melbourne.

It’s available in all good libraries, and quite a few bad ones, too. The book is in alphabetical order, so feel free to keep reading the blog posts – past, present and future – from eh? to zzz.

The Management Contradictionary defines the real meaning behind management terms. It was reviewed by some imaginary friends. Note the aptronyms, the nominal determinism, the comical binomial nomenclature.

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‘Thanks for the review copy. I got my money’s worth, that’s for sure.’

Lex Icon, Times Literary Supplement, London


‘Please wait. Your call is important to us.’

Eddie Torriolle (voicemail), New York Times Review of Books


‘If I was interested in management terms and knew how to read, this is without a doubt the book I would buy. Highly recommended: * * * * * (five stars).’

Harry Diculous, leadership visionary


‘Exhaustive but not tiring, blunt yet refined, sharp yet touchy, comprehensive yet comprehensible, simple but not simplistic, timely yet ageless, funny yet serious, understandable yet learned, amazing but not corny.’

Haydn de Mudd, corporate governance authority


‘The authors are on-song yet unsung.’

Perry Pheral, business ethicist


‘A must read! Please send me a copy, or an original.’

Noel Hedge, Hon. PhD


‘I’ve never had so much fun under the covers and between the sheets.’

Candida Cockburn, work-life balance expert.

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Rodney Marks

I’m an Australian corporate comedian, performing comic hoaxes at business events. If you like these blogs, you’ll like my live comedy. If you don’t like these blogs, you still might like my live comedy.