assuming credit

A much more interesting and important plagiarism case is happening at Raytheon, where the defense contractor’s board has penalized the CEO by what could amount to a million bucks, while still praising his leadership.

It seems that CEO Bill Swanson had been publishing and assuming credit for a pamphlet called Swanson’s Unwritten Rules of Management, a compendium of digestible platitudes that Business 2.0, in its regrettable cover story last July, called “The CEO’s Secret Handbook.”

Swanson, however, apparently ripped off much of “his” rules from a 1944 book called The Unwritten Laws of Engineering.

via rangelife