Smiles, Politicians, Prices, Value and Money
By MortazaviBlog on Jan 12, 2005
I have written in the past several notes about Chester Barnard's masterpiece, The Functions of the Executive. It is not hard to imagine how a book like this is still being published and reprinted some 70 years after its original printing but it is hard to imagine how so very little of it is available in review or in reference elsewhere.
Here's a small quote from pages 253 and 254. I find the examples Barnard gives here both playful and ingenious:
The point about the importance of smiles has always left some people wondering, cynically, about the importance to politics and commerce of acting, or less cynically and perhaps more realistically, of not worrying and of being social.