Then Buster Kilrain Arrived…

This is what happens when you bring together the University of Maryland’s School of Business and the Gettysburg Foundation.  Additional tours explore the Crater and the challenges associated with hostile competition through Cold Mountain as well as a plantation tour that looks at worker management through Gone With the Wind.

I am sending this one out to my friend, Garry Adelman.  I know he will appreciate it.

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There are lots of coporations that send middle management to Gettysburg for these “Killer Angels” seminars.To put this one in context, I think it’s important to point out that what this program is likely doing is trying to teach management lessons, not history. What really happened is not so important. All-in-all I think using history (or even novels) to teach business lessons is like using it to comment on modern political issues – you can manipulate the past (real or not) to say whatever you want about the present.

I think that is exactly what they are doing. No disagreement there. In the process the student receive a rather childish version of both business ethics and history.

I guess they no longer use Musashi Miyamoto’s Book Of Five Rings to “teach” life lessons.

I notice they didn’t mention that Chamberlain was a professor of Rhetoric before the war – did that help?

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