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Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations

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Sacred cows--outdated and costly business practices such as the reports that are never read or a slow-down of innovative ideas--exist in every company. Inspired by insights gained from more than 450 programs conducted with all types of organizations, the authors of SACRED COWS MAKE THE BEST BURGERS show how corporations can kill off the sacred cows that are crippling them.
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Published November 15th 2008 by Grand Central Publishing (first published April 1st 1997)
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Julianne Dunn
I recently finished "Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Driving People and Organizations", recommended by Bob Gee for my #2014ReadingChallenge. While this was published in the 90s, the main premise is still very relevant. We all have holy habits that we accept as unchangeable and we don't regularly re-evaluate their usefulness and efficiency, both as individuals and as organizations. Like most business books, the case studies are outdated and I know that some of these businesse ...more
Adrian Royce
Sacred Cows has some good messages in it but has a feeling of datedness leading to what amounts to be a shallow read nowadays. Issues brought about by "sacred cows" are now being very effectively dealt with by other strategies not touched on in the book. The sacred cows also tend to overlap making the first part of the book overly long. That being said it is a very easy read and on some levels entertaining. The text should be revised by its authors to make it more relevant in the modern corporat ...more
May 30, 2009 Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's amazing when you read from a book and wonder how they got all the inside info our your own company. The benefit of this book is to encourage constructive challenges to the corporate lethargic actions strapped to habit for no reason. It's ok to challenge the norm, in fact for health we have to.
Nov 18, 2007 Hillary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A must read for anyone who wants to lead or change an organization. Business examples are old now, but the concepts still apply. Easily applicable across businesses.
Jim Brown
Oct 04, 2015 Jim Brown rated it it was amazing
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This is really a great read whether you are a business owner or you want to be a valuable member of a team within a business.
Unit of Raine
One of the better change/management books I've read. While the examples are slightly dated, the advice is still good.
Tim Kubiak
An entertaining and insightful read that provides some ideas for dealing with obstacles in corporate culure.
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