In 2001, Houston based Enron, the energy trading giant, collapsed into bankruptcy. Enron’s management consultancy was McKinsey. Amongst the many views written about the fall of Enron since, is that it hired too many, so called, “brilliant thinking” McKinsey people who went straight to the top. The McKinsey assumption is that any organisations intelligence is simply the function of the acedemic intelligence of its employees. They believe in stars, because they don’t believe in systems.
In 2015, in Westminster, London, an extraordinary number of special advisers, influence the running of the UK government (all major parties). Oxbridge educated, with degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), most have never lived in the world you and I exist in. Many are fast tracked at a young age to become MP’s.
No wonder policies fail to deliver the promised results!!!