When the mind looks for a buoy.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
Another day of continuity on the internet. It seems that the pandemic leaves its stigma by offering people intellectual buoys so that they can avoid sinking into the abyss of melancholy. Let’s keep going with our reading streak.
Following my referencing algorithm, I was able to highlight works that would certainly have gone unnoticed by those who wouldn’t have been able to implement this kind of method. Out of the 1,500 books, I came across Chester Irving Barnard’s book, The Functions of the Executive. Now that I was starting to have a list of books in mind, as well as the elements where these works are cited, I knew in advance what I would find in this book.
Barnard was not a scholar in the academic sense of the term, so the structure of his book was less structured. The absence of a bibliography made it more difficult to quickly know its influences, but I was still able to find my answers in the few footnotes.
Nevertheless, an important question arose while reading. Why is this book so often cited if it has so few sources? Thinking that there may be a possible bias in my method, I chose to put this book aside and tackle the next. Perhaps the following books would lower its rating or clearly identify it as a flagship reference work.
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/