Our definition of an evolving managerial concept which we characterize as the misuse of a Kumbaya based management strategy is one in which its students are schooled in a peculiar mechanism for solving very difficult problems, namely those where someone is definitely going to be a winner and where someone is definitely going to be a loser, which might best be characterized as sitting in a hot tub, holding hands, singing Kumbaya and smothering dissent by a continuum of unwarranted compromises.
The August/September 2021 issue of Forbes, page 19, contains an interesting article which identifies eight billionaires who “have been on the frontiers of the cannabis revolution”. As remarkable as their contribution might be to the cause, the real mover and shaker was then a young demonstrator who was bludgeoned by police during a protest. The actions of Steph Sher are documented in an article published in the Los Angeles Times some sixteen years ago and describes her total commitment to the cause with virtually no compensation.
Editor’s Note: Not to single out the activities of the legal profession, it would be interesting if someone would publish a comparable ten sentence description of the activities of the economics profession regarding the operation of the Federal Reserve Board including a continued education of the public, the Congress and the Administration of the impact of continued deficit financing.
The birth of a legal doctrine often begins when an academician associated with the legal academy has an idea on how to improve the administrative state and publishes it in a journal; a colleague reads it and elaborates on its content. With the passage of time other academicians might endorse the concept.