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The Flying Circus: Tales of a Tormented Traveler [Paperback]

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Item description for The Flying Circus: Tales of a Tormented Traveler by Henry Mintzberg...

Providing a whimsical but informed view on air travel by a leading management guru, this book supplies a much-needed outlet for the frustrations of the troubled traveler. Flying is an experience the author defines as akin to cattle-car herding, which begins at depressingly generic and chaotic airports and continues through agonizing hours in cramped, sardine-class seats, where the passengers are served skimpy and unidentifiable meals and bombarded with "customer service" that amounts to constant interruptions while trying to sleep or read. Containing hilarious anecdotes about fellow passengers and stories of suffering, this witty rant is the author's revenge on the airlines and the culture of commercialism that has reduced a once-enjoyable adventure to a loathsome farce.

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Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.85" Width: 4.33" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.26 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2005
Publisher   Cyan Communications
ISBN  1904879489  
ISBN13  9781904879480  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University and a founding partner of He was recently ranked #9 in the Wall Street Journal's Top 20 Business Thinkers. He is the author of fifteen books, including The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning and Managers Not MBAs.

Henry Mintzberg has an academic affiliation as follows - McGill University McGill University, Canada McGill University McGill U.

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7Books > Subjects > Reference > Writing > Travel Writing
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