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The Pyramid Climbers by Vance Packard

The Pyramid Climbers by Vance Packard

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The Pyramid Climbers

by Vance Packard

Pelican Books, 1968, paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age toned pages, no inscriptions (see photographs)

“In this book the author of The Hidden Persuaders takes a look at the upper ranks of American big business.  He finds that the typical executive is a ‘male, six-foot, humourless, college-trained, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant’, who has little time either for reading or for his wife.  The methods of selection inflicted on those attempting to climb up the pyramid range from psychological tests to the rough and ready rule-of-thumb of one boss, who laid it down that ‘a good executive should have big ears’.  Could this be a picture of the Britain of tomorrow?

 

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