July 01, 1998
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July 1998
Short Cuts:

Escape from Management Hell, 12 Tales of Horror, Humor, and Heroism by Robert D. Gilbreath, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco, $19.95
A plane holding 12 high-level executives goes down. Later, they find themselves chained together in the gallows of hell. This is the premise upon which this offbeat management book is based. Author Gilbreath, president of change management for consulting firm Philip Crosby Associates, Inc., in Atlanta, presents advice in parable form, because people remember "stories" long after they forget the lessons. It will take patience to follow the doomed dozen all the way to page 161. For those who make it, there's a surprise ending.

What Would You Do?
In May's Short Cuts section, M&C presented a planner's problem and asked readers to pipe in with their advice ("Kids Wreak Hotel Havoc"). See page 13 of this issue for a few of the many enthusiastic and helpful responses we received. Do you have a conundrum to present to your peers? Contact Loren Edelstein by fax (201-319-1796) or e-mail (

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