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In search of stupidity

over 20 years of high-tech marketing disasters

by Merrill R. (Rick) Chapman

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Apress, Distributed to the book trade in the United States by Springer-Verlag in Berkeley, CA, New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History of specific subjects,
  • Sales & marketing,
  • Marketing - General,
  • Computer software industry,
  • Case studies,
  • Computers,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Management,
  • Computer Books: General,
  • General,
  • Advertising & Promotion,
  • Computers / General,
  • Computers / Programming / Software Development,
  • Business failures,
  • Finance,
  • Computer Industry

  • About the Edition

    A humorous book that takes a look at some of the most influential marketing and business philosophies since the 1980s and, through the dark glass of hindsight, provides an educational and entertaining examination of why they didn"t work for many companies.

    Edition Notes

    StatementMerrill R. Chapman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9696.63.A2 C53 2003
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxii, 252 p. :
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8848525M
    ISBN 101590591046
    LC Control Number2003009863
    OCLC/WorldCa52165662

      In Search of Stupidity: Over 20 Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters is a time-travel trip through two decades of technology plagued by stupidity. Both new and old high-tech flops are present, most already forgotten. The dot-com chapter should be read now while it still hurts, but some unknown jewels are here too.   - Buy In Search of Stupidity: Over Twenty Years of High Tech Marketing Disasters book online at best prices in India on Read In Search of Stupidity: Over Twenty Years of High Tech Marketing Disasters book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders.4/5(34).

    In Search of Stupidity As noted in Chapter 2 of this book, the release of the Altair microcomputer in heralded the beginning of the modern high-tech industry. But observers of the period. Hanlon's razor is an aphorism "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity", known in several other forms. It is a philosophical razor which suggests a way of eliminating unlikely explanations for human behavior. Similar statements have been recorded since at least the 18th century. Probably it is named after Robert J. Hanlon, a person who submitted the idea to a.

    In Search of Stupidity is National Lampoon meets Peter Drucker. In Search of Stupidity is a funny and well written business book that takes a look at some of the most influential marketing and business philosophies of the last twenty years and, through the dark glass of hindsight, provides a educational and vastly entertaining examination of why they didn't work.4/5(41).   Merrill R. (Rick) Chapman is the author of the first edition of In Search of Stupidity. He has worked in the software industry since as a programmer, salesman, support representative, senior marketing manager, and consultant for many different companies, including WordStar (really MicroPro, but no one remembers the name of the company), Ashton-Tate, IBM, Inso, Novell, Bentley Systems /5().


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It's a funny and well-written business book that takes a look at some of the most influential marketing and business philosophies of the last twenty years/5. This book has a promising title, after all stupidity has been a serious factor in the history of the 20th century. Unfortunately, it is a verbose, boring and purely academic (bad at that) book, discussing what various authors were saying about stupidity/5(8).

Nietzsche, Einstein and Deleuze agree: the question of stupidity, its unremitting sway, needs to be dealt book explores the In search of stupidity book of stupidity, its hiding places as well as its everyday public appearances. It maps areas of thought in which stupidity has been traditionally concealed or repressed and tunes into stupidity's static in the realms of literature, philosophy and politics.1/5(1).

The political and social implications of stupidity have been articulated by Marx, Nietzsche, Deleuze, among others. Urgent yet recalcitrant, stupidity provokes a crisis in our understanding of politics, ethics, and psychoanalysis.

The dilemma posed by the limited subject involves national identity, masochism, and sexual politics, as well as the relation of poetic utterance to the stammer in. In Search of Stupidity is National Lampoon meets Peter Drucker.

It's a funny and well-written business book that takes a look at some of the most influential marketing and business philosophies of the last 20 years and, through the dark glass of hindsight, provides an educational and vastly entertaining examination of why they didn't work for many of the country's largest and best-known high.

In Search of Stupidity, 2nd Edition. Rick Chapman's book, In Search of Stupidity, is now available in its second edition. It is both fun and insightful. Highly recommended. I was honored that Rick and Apress asked me to write the foreword for this edition. The text of my foreword appears below.

I love this book. a book that is both readable and worth reading. That’s a powerful com-bination that I find increasingly uncommon.

I was a fan of the first edition of In Search of Stupidity, and I am honored to be writing this foreword for the second edition. I am particularly fond of the title of this book.

Taken completely out. The first book in English on stupidity was A Short Introduction to the History of Stupidity by Walter B. Pitkin (): Stupidity can easily be proved the supreme Social Evil.

Three factors combine to establish it as such. First and foremost, the number of stupid people is legion. Book Review – In Search of Stupidity Name: In Search of Stupidity Type: Book Category: Industry Pros: Well researched, good history of the industry.

A lot of examples we can learn from. Cons: None Notes: Great book. Excellent lessons. Overall Rating: Chanimal 5 Comments: Available in English, Japanese and Italian.

Order it. In Search of Stupidity is not a traditional business book; rather, it's a high-level analysis of marketing mistakes made by some of the biggest and most well-known high-tech companies over the last 20 years. The book contains numerous stories of somewhat smart companies that have made stupid marketing mistakes.

The catastrophe is that these mistakes have led to the demise of many of these. This is the stupidity paradox. The Stupidity Paradox tackles head-on the pros and cons of functional stupidity.

You'll discover what makes a workplace mindless, why being stupid might be a good thing in the short term but a disaster in the longer term, and how to make your workplace a little less stupid by challenging thoughtless conformity.

Books shelved as stupidity: The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action by Wendy Northcutt, Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Fr. A parody music video of several high-tech marketing disasters.

Created from Rick Chapman's book, "In Search of Stupidity, 20 Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters." The book itself is. Stupidity, especially in the political sphere, often comes with a side of brutality, and keeping track of it, rather than allowing it to pile on, might help us to hold fast to our higher : Naomi Fry.

The book The Stupidity Paradox provides suggestions to counter stupidity and reduce the consequences, exploit it, and benefit from it, by exploring how knowledge-intensive organizations employ smart people and encourage them to do stupid things.

I interviewed the authors Andre Spicer and Mats Alvesson about what “functional stupidity” is and what its main causes are, the possible negative. (This is the foreword to Rick Chapman's new book, In Search of Stupidity.) In every high tech company I’ve known, there’s a war going on, between the geeks and the suits.

Before you start reading this great new book full of propaganda from software marketing wizard and über-suit Rick Chapman, let me take a moment to.

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First Edition. Columbia University's School of Journalism professor, Pitkin winds up his page introduction with the words: "We are now ready to begin the history of human stupidity." He finds that lack of integration in people's personalities is what makes their stupidity so genuine.

The book was translated into fifteen. About the Book. In Search of Stupidity: Over Twenty Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters, Second Edition is National Lampoon meets Peter Drucker. It’s a funny and well-written business book that takes a look at some of the most influential marketing and business philosophies of the last twenty years.

In Search of Stupidity is an excellent source of information, analysis and good laughs. It's one of the few industry titles that will give you a large supply of stories to re-tell to other developers over a beer. Chapman's book is also an excellent case study collection of anti-management rules that one should avoid when running a high tech.

In Search of Stupidity is National Lampoon meets Peter Drucker. In Search of Stupidity is a funny and well written business book that takes a look at some of the most influential marketing and business philosophies of the last twenty years and, through the dark glass of hindsight, provides a educational and vastly entertaining examination of why they didn't work/5()."In Search of Stupidity: Over 20 Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters is the indispensable book for anyone who wishes to understand what companies do to fail, what they can do to avoid committing yesterday's mistakes yet again, and who desperately desires to never ever see their company profiled in a sequel."--Jacket.