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New book attacks Management Boll**ks

5th November 2009

A new book mocks the frustrating 'management-speak' which has become so common in the UK.

Richard Havers' Management Boll**ks juxtaposes classic black-and-white photographs with typical snatches of management jargon that baffle and annoy some workers on a daily basis.

The author told the Birmingham Post that he decided to write the book after witnessing corporate talk spread from executives to ordinary employees attempting to impress their bosses.

'Part of the language is to give a sense of superiority or a feeling that you know the secret code. If you know "management boll**ks" it's like being in the Masons,' he explained.

However, Havers also admitted that management speak is 'seductive' and he finds himself constantly using it in his daily life.

A spokeswoman for the Plain English Campaign told the newspaper that corporate talk exists just to make people appear more important and often confuses the issue they are trying to communicate.

Havers spent 20 years working in the airline business before deciding to pursue his interests in music and writing. His other books include When Football Was Football and In-flight Confidential.

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