Fredmund Malik is a management theorist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. He is founder and chairman of Malik Management, the world's leading knowledge organization for integrated management systems based on the science of cybernetics. He is the author, most recently, of Managing Performing Living: Effective Management for a New World?Second Edition, also published by Campus Verlag.
"Malik accomplishes what management authors have tried to do since pre-Y2K. He has distilled to its essence the birth pangs of a new world order. Malik describes in vivid detail the failings of management doctrines like 'shareholder value' while prescribing the mindset needed to succeed going forward. He puts the proliferation from, and blind reliance on, data, algorithms, and prediction in their rightful place. Malik calls for a rise of meaning-making, systems-thinking leaders who master self and organizations in the spirit of exploring, testing, and searching in a context marked by complexity and uncertainty. A management primer cum self-help book suitable for undergrads through CEOs. Highly recommended."--G. E. Leaf, Community Colleges of Spokane "Choice"