How did I go from being an ambitious young person with a promising career to someone who writes this stuff? I think it has something to do with my disdain for management books. I can barely contain my loathing
for business self-help books and the people who write them ---and while I find the idea of burning books a disgrace to humanity, if you told me we were going to burn some management books
, I'd be there with my Zippo, a gallon of kerosene, and a case of beer. Maybe I should have forced myself to read one or two. Where is this going, you ask? To the Tech Valley Summit, of course.The Chamber has announced
that a featured speaker at this year's event is retired Honeywell International CEO Lawrence Bossidy
, author of Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
, and its sequel Confronting Reality: Master the New Model for Success
. Just typing those titles makes my eyes glaze over. Bossidy is one of those guys who thinks because he was successful, he needs to share his philosophy with the world; I'm here to tell you that you're wrong, Mr. Bossidy. We'd all prefer it if you'd shut up and go play some golf.