Business and management is the top undergraduate degree subject in the UK - and this is part of a worldwide fashion. In this article in Times Higher Education on 18 February 2016, Douglas Board asks whether the fashion is more dangerous for society than we have noticed. The argument turns on the difference between being 'fully human' and being concerned only with science, evidence and logic. Here, treating business schools through the medium of a novel - a satirical thriller - is part of what Douglas offers in reply. The novel 'MBA', published in September 2015, asks why so much of the world is managed by arseholes.