Here’s a great article, a bit long maybe, but here’s a quote to get you started, “Quietly, without fanfare, the advice business has been hijacked. New gurus armed with nothing more than pens, podiums, and a tremendous shamelessness have co-opted what used to be a nice, wholesome calling: dishing out sound advice to business men and women.”

In Search of Suckers – A growing army of Tom Peters wannbes are making millions peddling advice to managers. By Alan Farnham, Amy Kover, October 14 1996.

(FORTUNE Magazine)