From the earliest times, fools and jesters have had a special relationship with those in power. Often the most trusted advisor to the king, the fool’s role is to challenge assumptions, see through disguises, overcome denial, and penetrate inconvenient truths. The fool is the “Minister of Alternatives,” offering fresh perspectives to the prevailing political correctness.

For the last two decades, David Oldfield has been traveling through the realms of major corporations as an itinerant fool. On this journey, he has collected a gaggle of strange and exotic words that stimulate wholly new (or very old) ways of thinking about our lives and our work. Part autobiography, part philosophical meandering, part rant, part praise song, A Fool’s Lexicon dives into the vagaries of modern culture with the manic passion of one who lives on its edge.