Barn door to balance sheet

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This is the story of how one man amongst many was unwittingly sowing the seeds for Thatcher's Britain by replacing the blast furnace with a balance sheet and the pipe and slippers for permanent stress and a very sharp pencil. We invented management consultancy and corporate jargon because we believed in it, we then set about changing the way Britain worked.
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  • By Dave Robinson
    Sep 10, 2010
    Maybe I'm naive but I was well into my fourth decade before it dawned on me that accountants rather than politicians actually ruled the world. As a child of the sixties Monty Python's famous sketch about accountancy being boring struck a chord with me and explained why the 'swots' at school were so attracted to it. Those same 'swots' are now government ministers captains of industry and to put it bluntly running the show. I've grown up a bit since then and have become interested in knowing more about the way post war Britain did business. It was quite by chance that I stumbled across "John Smith's Credit Crunch Diary" daily blog. For two years his highly readable blow by blow account of events educated and informed me, so when a link appeared announcing the publication of his new book "Barn Door To Balance Sheet" I ordered it on the spot. Life's all about being in the right place at the right time and taking chances. John Smith's book is as much about social... More > history as business, but the chances that took him from milking cows on a Derbyshire farm to accountancy to his role as a management consultant for Price Waterhouse telling once great British companies like Raleigh to adapt or die makes for compelling reading. He tells how the pressure of this work affected his family life and his own well being and surely this book should be mandatory reading for any budding entrepreneurs. It's a satisfying read and his account of his time working for British Railways in the pay office is particularly memorable. If you're interested in business or post war social history Barn Door To Balance Sheet is one book you must read, I promise you won`t be disappointed.< Less
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September 2, 2010
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