Swanson’s rules are a ripoff

So after my original post and then the warning, it’s official – the CEO of Raytheon admits that some of the rules in his 30 unwritten rules were in fact written, and by someone else – namely a california engineering professor some six decades ago.

Full story and comments here. While swanson’s book is still a good read, this entire affair including the denials and eventual admission, is just so typicall of the behaviour of US CEO’s today – please the market, in any way possible.