Unbelievably, this is no April’s fool joke

Last week, a colleague shared a tweet with a link to a very unusual paper. I first thought it must be a joke, but then realised that since it was the last days in March when I read it, it could not be an April’s fool joke. It seems to be a serious paper.

So I thought it would be perfect to share the reference McCarthy et al. (2020) today. The paper has a few useful take-home messages, such as the C.R.A.P. framework.


  1. I.P. McCarthy, D. Hannah, L.F. Pitt, and J.M. McCarthy, “Confronting indifference toward truth: Dealing with workplace bullshit”, Business Horizons, 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2020.01.001

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  1. Thank you for posting this. I am one of the co-authors.

    You and the readers of this piece might be interested in these:

    A workplace bullshit survey:


    And here is a presentation slide deck to accompany the paper. Feel free to use and share:


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