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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gideon Haigh has worked as a journalist for the Bulletin, the Guardian, the Australian, the Times and the Monthly. As an author he has written books on business, including Quarterly Essay 10: Bad Company – The Cult of the CEOThe Battle for BHP and One of a Kind: The Story of Bankers Trust Australia 1969–1999, and on cricket: Silent RevolutionsGame for AnythingThe Green and Golden Age.

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Gideon Haigh scrutinises the way we have turned CEOs into tin gods.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

The world where the CEO is deemed to be a 'genius' at least equal to a great actor or a great sportsman is a world in which ... Gideon Haigh refuses to believe.

Peter Craven

Haigh should be showered with blessings for producing a book which not only says boo to these geese, but has the figures and the historical perspective to back itself up. There’s even some good business advise in there.

Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian

Of all the extraordinary corporate stories of the 1990s, none has been more powerful than what Gideon Haigh wants to call the cult of the CEO.

Sydney Morning Herald

A cogent and elegant argument.

Business Review Weekly

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