`A truly bizarre and sometimes filthy historical canter through abatoirs, satyriasis and Noel Edmonds' House Party, among other things, towards a theory of organisation' - The Times 'The author pursues a vigorous polemic on organisational development' - Financial Times In this irreverent and inventive book, Gibson Burrell seeks to circumvent the established frameworks which have defined our understanding of organization and organizations. He brings us tales from under the edge which enmire us in the nether side of modernist organization. By looking backwards deep into the history of Western societies, and sideways across the broad domain of social and cult
Chapter 1: Pandemonium Awaits
The mind is its own place, and in it self Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n
As ‘your instructor in lunacy’ (Euripides 1973: 203) let me say that science, philosophy and art are all interconnected. By opening yourself up to Pandemonium you have entered upon a mechanical structure, a ...