In social criticism and economic literature, robber baron became a derogatory term applied to wealthy and powerful 19th-century American businessmen that appeared in North American periodical literature as early as the August 1870 issue of The Atlantic Monthly magazine. By the late 1800s, the term was typically applied to businessmen who used what were considered to be exploitative practices to amass their wealth.
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  • A call-to-arms for The Agile Era of business management

    … and Kevin describe four eras of business management: The Efficiency Era (quasi-engineering efficiency in the wake of late 19th-century monopolies and robber-baron largesse) The Social Era (post World War II prosperity and hope) The Shareholder Value Era (1980′s onward) The Agile Era (emerging today) The Agile Era has its roots back…

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