Ryan Underwood had me grinning this morning with this piece in Fast Company. A fable about fables, it chronicles the decline of a poor hapless person who actually follows all the oh-too-sweet advice in some of the “big name” business books. I loved it. He only blew it when he offers a recommendation at the end of the article.
Bonus! It's got the plot summaries of a bunch of those fable-books, so you can nod knowingly when people start talking about them.