The Dumbest Moments in Business History

Useless products, ruinous deals, clueless bosses and other signs of unintelligent life in the workplace

Adam Horowitz

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey, 2004, 163 pages

ISBN: 1-85788-351-9

Keywords: Biography

Last modified: July 29, 2021, 9:56 p.m.

Caution: Reading this book is not a guaranteed antidote to stupidity, incompetence, or humiliation.

  • Organizational Conceit Explained
  • Criteria for Inclusion
  • Apologies to the Slighted
  • Chapter One: Research and Development
  • Chapter Two: Human Resources
  • Chapter Three: Manufacturing and Production
  • Chapter Four: Senior Management
  • Chapter Five: Public Relations
  • Chapter Six: Sales and Marketing
  • Chapter Seven: Accounting
  • Chapter Eight: Legal
  • Chapter Nine: Information Technology
  • Acknowledgments


The Dumbest Moments in Business History

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Decent ****** (6 out of 10)

Last modified: March 31, 2009, 2:05 a.m.

Hilarious, but at the same time a bit sobering.

It would have been more savory if it had been more detailed and better researched. Now it is just a collection of half-page notes.


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