A masterpiece of self-deprecation, funny, witty and at times hilarious. Even though somewhat dated (the first part 'How to be an alien' was published in 1946), the author appears to go straight to the heart of quintessential Britishness.
A very thorough account of the development of managment consulting. The author covers the topic from the beginning with the adoption of Taylorism in US industry to the collapse of Enron. Even though some passages appear somewhat lengthy, this book deserves the label 'required reading' for anybody seriously interested in management consulting.