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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    “The Silo Effect”

    By Kyle | September 14, 2015

    How compartmentalization affects organizations, and how to defeat it. More in a Sunday column about Gillian Tett’s new book.

    Topics: Books | 1 Comment »

    One Response to ““The Silo Effect””

    1. K Says:
      September 14th, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      I suspect the compartmentalized management style at Sony is likely a function of the aging of the executives, each of whom have spent their careers shriving towards that department/project all their own. That combined with the Japanese incestuous management culture, where they all go out at night drinking and paling around together. What Japan needs is new blood, like 10 million middle east refugees fer instance.