Seen Any Good Books Lately?

Management best sellers are reborn as pricey videocassettes

As a hushed roomful of executives looks on, Luke Skywalker makes a daring decision. Crouched in the cockpit of his spaceship, the hero of the Star Wars saga switches off a computer scanner and aims the craft's laser guns himself. Goof-off time in the boardroom? In fact, that dramatic scene is from a videocassette of the best seller Megatrends, one of a growing number of popular books being used in taped form in management-training programs. The next face on the screen belongs not to Darth Vader but to Author John Naisbitt, who explains the lesson of the space segment: executives must...

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