Issue 132 - 04 | A Manifesto for Planet and Progeny
By Henry Mintzberg Published Aug. 5, 2015 11:00 a.m.

“Marx and Engels wrote in their Communist Manifesto of 1848 that ‘A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of Communism,’ which ‘the Powers of old Europe’ were determined to ‘exorcise.’ This dogma was exorcised in Eastern Europe in 1989, only to be replaced by another one. Today the world is haunted by the spectre of an ‘economic man’ and his form of capitalism, seen as the be all and end all of human existence. We shall have to stop the be all before it becomes the end all—of our planet and our progeny.”


About Henry Mintzberg | Henry Mintzberg is the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a founding partner of He has won awards from numerous prestigious academic, business, and government institutions and is the author of many bestselling books, including Simply Managing, Managers Not MBAs, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, and Mintzberg on Managing. If you like what you read here, you can keep up with his writing on his blog.

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